Bi-weekly – Week 2 ; Friday ; 12pm – 2pm
Term 1 – via Zoom; Term 2 – Tartu (tbc)
Songs are a vital part of our lives. First, participants will give presentations on their choice of historical periods of song, composers (e.g., Cole Porter, Jim Webb, and Lennon & McCartney), performers (e.g., Tiny Tim, the Beatles, Mel Torme), or favourite songs. Second, we will sing the songs we discuss. No experience is required – just enthusiasm for singing. We can sing a capella, or with a karaoke machine or with the accompaniment of whichever instruments members of the course wish to play (piano, guitar, accordion, percussion).
Paul Nash (firstname.lastname@example.org) has performed at Open Stages around Toronto. He led the senior sing at the Tranzac Club and has years of experience leading and following in amateur performances.
Andris Rubenis (email@example.com) was born in a post-WWII refugee camp in Germany of Latvian parents and came to Toronto at the age of 2. He was a family physician, eventually concentrating in long-term care medicine – all in Toronto. Other interests: grandchildren, music, guitar, singing, anthropology, astronomy, archaeology, paleo-anything, history, Latvian heritage, travel, and lifelong learning (just for the sake of it).