“MY CANADA – Singing The Soul of a Country?”
(This concert is part of the Canada 150Alliance celebrations.)
Barbara Lewis writes:
“I had been singing songs by Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen for a couple of years for my “Passionate Heart” concert. A friend asked me if I intended to sing more Canadian songs in concert as a contribution to Canada’s 150th birthday celebration in July, 2017. My quick answer was “No.”
But her question got me thinking… As a 20-year-old I took the train from Vancouver to Montreal to study singing at McGill University. I lived for some years in Quebec. Then later, I spent time in Vermont (in the mountains), then to a lake-house in the Adirondacks & finally to marvellous Manhattan.
Now, many years into my Canadian life, I feel a strong desire to re-discover my wonderful country through it’s songs. With this long-term project called, “My Canada – Singing the Soul of a Country” – I intend to do that in a variety of ways – including recording & giving concerts that feature the greatness & splendid variety of Canadian music.”
“MY CANADA – Singing the Soul of a Country” is a very personal musical project that will begin performances in April, 2016 (in Montreal) and come to a high point for July 1, 2017, the date of Canada’s 150th birthday. The show will then continue with performances until the end of 2017.
THE MUSIC! (see partial list here)
The concert/show will celebrate well-known and not so well-known songs from a widely diverse group of Canadian songwriters. This will include English, French and Aboriginal music. Plus some beloved songs from Irish, Scottish, Chinese and Spanish cultures as well. All carefully chosen by Barbara and her music colleagues to please their age 40+ audience members. The plan is take this concert/show across Canada. And to involve other Canadian singers and artists in the process, as the show travels.
The first public performance of the concert will be on
April 6th at the University Club of Montreal:
2047 Rue Mansfield, Montréal, QC H3A 1Y7, Canada
MORE INFO LINKS: Songs, Video, Biography etc.
– Barbara Lewis Biography & Audio/Video links
– Hear Songs & More
– Canada 150Alliance