Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Places to sing in Southern Alberta...

Fifteen and twenty years ago there wasn't much for young singers to do in Alberta but things have changed!  Banff (always!), NUOVA, Mountain View Festival and now...SAVE (Southern Alberta Vocal Experience).  Run by the faculty at the University of Lethbridge for high school and university level singers, this is a great chance to keep your singing chops active during the summer! Check it out!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mahler for a Rainy Day

Urlicht (Primal Light) by Mahler sung by Maureen Forrester conducted by Glenn Gould:



Translation:
O little red rose,
Man lies in greatest need,
Man lies in greatest pain.
Ever would I prefer to be in heaven.
Once I came upon a wide road,
There stood an Angel who wanted to turn me away.
But no, I will not be turned away!
I came from God, and will return to God,
The loving God who will give me a little light,
To lighten my way up to eternal, blessed life!


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