Higher Ground Women’s Choir delivered its first concert of the year on November 22, at Friday Night Live, a unique weekly, community-focused event hosted by Lynn Valley United Church. The event is billed as a “Kitchen Party” and it was as if the evening was designed around the choir’s seasonal repertoire.
One of the choir’s jazz tunes, Honeysuckle Rose (words by Andy Razaf with music by Thomas “Fats” Waller and arranged by Darmon Meader) has a line that reads, “candies and chocolate or a pumpkin pie, can’t compare when you’re passing by …” And Friday Night Live made that story come alive.
Discovering the season’s new music is like opening a present (over and over again!)
OK, I’ll admit it – I have a strange and wonderful relationship with sheet music! But, I don’t think I’m alone.
As the new season approached for the Higher Ground Choir, I know I especially was looking forward to learning just what Janet would present to us for the repertoire. Being new to the choir this year, I had some familiarity with the breadth of the choir’s sound, but I eagerly looked forward to holding the sheet music in my hot little hands!