Celebration of Song

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Biweekly, Friday, 12 – 2, Week 2    Space available
Room 1

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).

Facilitators:

Paul Nash (paulnash7662@gmail.com) has performed at OpenStages around Toronto. He led the senior sing at the Tranzac Club and has years of experience leading and following in amateur performances.

Andris Rubenis (andrisrubenis1@gmail.com) was born in a post-WW2 refugee camp in Germany of Latvian parents and came to Toronto at 2. He was a family physician, with an eventual concentration 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).