Here is the amazing Doug Goodkin demonstrating 7 different body percussion patterns.
The Virtual Choir is a global phenomenon that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music through the use of technology. Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre created the very first Virtual Choir in 2009. I’m grateful to have participated in a few of his projects, including Virtual Choir 6: Sing Gently in 2020.
The video’s visual metaphor is inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece if the object’s history, which adds to its beauty. This stunning work of art features 17,572 singers from 129 countries bonding together in song and spirit.
July 1 is Canada Day. David Hadfield performed and filmed his cheerful song In Canada with his astronaut brother Chris at their family cottage in 2014. Have a happy and healthy summer everyone, and see you in September!
One Voice Children’s Choir from Utah is led by director Masa Fukuda and has 140 singers ages 4–17. Here is their awesome cover of Memories by Maroon 5!
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Here is a cute song for Father’s Day!
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.
Buffy Sainte-Marie is an Indigenous Canadian-American singer-songwriter, visual artist, educator and social activist. In 1983, she became the first indigenous person to win an Academy Award for co-writing the beautiful song Up Where We Belong.
KO, Kevin Olusola, is a Nigerian-American musician, beatboxer, cellist, rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the beatboxer of the vocal band Pentatonix. The expressive dance is performed by Gabriella Barra. “True colours are beautiful, like a rainbow.”
Watch this amazing chain reaction marble run synchronized to Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky! Do you think you could create something fun like this?
I Am Kind, written by Lindsay Munroe and featuring Raffi, is imbued with joy and a deep respect for children. Sing and play along on ukulele!
More than 170 musical artists from six continents around the world have joined together to create a music video of the Oscar nominated song I’m Standing With You written by songwriter Diane Warren.
This is so fun! Listen to Wes Tank rap Fox in Socks. You can find more Dr. Seuss raps here
Michelle Obama reads Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, and Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings.
Mayumana is an amazing Israeli dance troupe that combines dance, song and percussion. The name of the troupe is derived from the Hebrew word for skill.
There are so many wonderful people who support us. Thank you to our essential workers, our families and friends, and our Suncrest Volunteers. We appreciate you!
Congratulations CoroVoce and Coastal Sound choirs! Here is the stunning world premiere of Maple Keys by Laura Hawley! Read more about how it all came together in the Burnaby Now
Here is a fun song for Mother’s Day!
Musician Jason Mraz combines his world philosophy and love of reggae music for his cool new song Look For The Good. Sing and play along on ukulele!
Launched in 2005 by The Coalition for Music Education, Music Monday is one of the world’s largest single events dedicated to raising awareness for music education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students, educators, and music makers celebrate with events from coast to coast to coast, and participate in the collective singing of the Music Monday Anthem, an original song written by a Canadian artist. The 2020 anthem is the iconic Hymn to Freedom by Oscar Peterson and Hariette Hamilton, in a new bilingual translation.
By raising our voices and instruments in support of Music Monday, we make a powerful statement to all Canadians about the importance of equitable access to quality music education for all students.