An Easter Hallelujah
Cassandra Star (10) and her big sister Callahan (19) sing this beautiful and meaningful Easter version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. These Easter lyrics were written by Kelley Mooney, the piano track was arranged by Jeff Buckley. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j3NZEdHQaI
Eight free concerts at First United Church (Waterloo)
Needing a refreshing break from your covid routines? Enjoy free concerts at First United Church featuring some of KW's finest musicians; members of the WLU Faculty of Music and of the KW Symphony as well as other local professionals. The concerts will be live streamed across Canada and the US on Facebook. Here's the link: https://musicpf.org/mptf-live-streams/.
Here's the schedule:
- Feb. 23 - Paul Mitchell Jazz Trio - Paul Mitchell (trumpet), Clark Johnston (double bass), Rob Fekete (piano)
- March 2 - Wendy Wagler (flute) & Beth Ann de Sousa (piano)
- March 9 - Peter Shackleton (clarinet) & Stephanie Mara (piano)
- March 16 - Gallery Chamber Players (Quintet) - James Mason (oboe),
- Julie Baumgartel (violin), Margaret Gay (cello) & Anna Ronai (piano)
- March 23 - Penderecki String Quartet - Jeremy Bell & Jerzy Kaplanek (violins), Christine Vljak (viola) & Katie Schlaikjer (cello)
- March 30 - Larry Larson (trumpet) & Lori Gemmell (harp)
- April 6 - Springdale Trio - Wendy Wagler (flute), Ben Bolt Martin (cello) & Boyd McDonald (piano)
- April 13 - Ian Sadler (pipe organ)
Against the Grain Theatre’s daring new interpretation of Handel’s Messiah is a truly cross-Canada performance — in Arabic, Dene, English, French, Inuktitut, and Southern Tutchone, and accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Click here to enjoy this performance.
Creating this national project has been a huge undertaking for us as a small arts organization, and has required a tremendous amount of resources. If you are able, please consider a donation to AtG. https://atgtheatre.com/donate
Come, Now is the Time to Worship, by the Trinity United Church (Guelph) band
Here is a playlist of Andrea's music from the Trinity worship services. Click here. More songs by Andrea can be found elsewhere on this page.
Hello God, Dolly Parton
One of the most powerful songs: https://elo-pee.tv/dolly-parton-hello-god/
Baba Yetu - Stellenbosch University Choir
Recorded by Rondo Media (S4C) at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2018.
Black and white students singing together in swahili language to represent their country South Africa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCa8RxaOPW8&app=desktop
A Life That's Good, Songs by Andrea and Stephanie
Concert la Sagrada Familia de Barcelona
Concert held at the Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona, in memory of the victims of terrorism. "Safe in the hand of God" sung in Catalan. This is the language of the "Moors" or Muslims and it is being sung in a Catholic church. Also great to see and hear the bagpipes!
It gives you a look inside the Church that was designed by the famed architect, Gaudi. It is spectacular! It has been under construction for almost 125 years. It may be the last great cathedral built for any Christian faith. The decor is fantastic.
These Hands, Songs by Andrea
The Lord's Prayer on Solo Bells
Worshiping the Lord with our gifts at St. James Church, Evangelical Reformed in Louisville, KY. Mike on handbells & Angela on piano. Hope this brings you a few minutes of peace in this chaotic world we are living in.
Cape Breton musicians use their talents to spread joy at long-term care home
Shelter Me: A Prayer-Song in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Rev. Michael Joncas composed and published "Shelter Me" in response to the global crisis of COVID-19. Spiritu's members recorded the song from the shelter of their homes. Text based on Psalm 23.
Our God, He is Alive
An incredible man, G. Michael Eldridge, sings Our God, He Is Alive in four part harmony...with himself!
I Believe in the Sun, Songs by Andrea (Scroll down for more songs by Andrea)
The Blessing - Canada
As the world has come together in a time of crisis, the church has united in prayer and worship to bless our communities around the world in the Name of Jesus. With one voice, this is our prayer over Canada.
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
A special presentation by the Knox Waterloo Chancel Choir.
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand” (Words & Music by Thomas A Dorsey)
Jackie Evancho - "To Believe"
Jacqueline "Jackie" Marie Evancho (born April 9, 2000), is an American classical crossover singer. She is the youngest solo artist ever to go Platinum in the U.S. Here she is singing a song composed by her uncle, Matthew Evancho. The song is called "To Believe".
Marcelito Pomoy of the Philippines
Marcelito Pomoy performs both Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli's parts in this rendition of "The Prayer"!
Opera from the Met https://iradeo.com/station/159681
The Metropolitan Opera: Nightly Opera Streams, May 4–10
Cirque de Soleil has weekly 60-MINUTE SPECIAL shows on YouTube
Friday Night with the KW Symphony on YouTube
Every Friday evening while we're away from the concert hall, we'd like you to join us online for a FREE KW Symphony concert from the archives.
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You (cover) - Jajai Singsit. Click here.
The Bells of Banff, Amazing Grace
In these difficult times, small acts can make a big difference. Everyday at 1pm Heather Jean Jordan rings the bells of St. George In The Pines as a symbol of hope and community for the town of Banff.
A compiled choir of women physicians sing We Rise Again:
You Raise Me Up sung by two young children. Terrific. Click here to enjoy.
This is a family from Kent who shared a video of their living room performance of a lockdown-themed adaptation of a Les Misérables song They say the video, which has gone viral, was intended to give friends and family a laugh during this stressful time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdcS0Nbo7Ng
This is a piano quartet like you have never seen before!
These Four Very Talented Ladies give us a musical experience that you won’t soon forget! You will, however, be well aware that this was recorded well before social distancing. Watch them here.
Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope - Live From Duomo di Milano
On Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020), by invitation of the City and of the Duomo cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli gave a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huTUOek4LgU
A Special Performance of "Rainbow Connection" from Kermit the Frog | The Muppets
Musicals legend Andrew Lloyd Webber is serving up a free stream of one of his productions every week on YouTube, during coronavirus theatre closures. Performances are available here.
Stratford Festival Free On-line
The Stratford Festival is making its Stratford Festival on Film series available free on its website. Each play will debut with a 7 p.m. viewing party. Twelve Shakespeare productions are being offered starting Thursday April 23 - William Shakespeare’s birthday - with “King Lear,” which Shakespeare wrote in 1606, supposedly while in quarantine during a plague. It will stream Thursday to May 17.
The other plays in the series, all available for three week periods, include
- “Coriolanus” (April 30),
- “Macbeth” (May 7),
- “The Tempest” (May 14),
- “Timon of Athens” (May 21);
- “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (May 28);
- “Hamlet” (June 4),
- “King John” (June 11);
- “Pericles” (June 18),
- “Antony and Cleopatra” (June 25),
- “Romeo and Juliet” (July 2) and
- “The Taming of the Shrew” (July 9).
See the Stratford Festival website here.
Songs by Andrea
For that time you just want to relax with calming background audio: