Here is our repertoire for the funeral on Friday.
- “Amazing Grace”–at the very beginning of the service as the family walks in;
- “The Storm is Passin’ Over,”–after the eulogies;
- “Hallelujah”–at the end.
All scores available right here. Please print your own copies.
Amazing Grace, MIDI rehearsal tracks avalaible right here.
Hallelujah recording : listen to our arrangement of the Hallelujah right here.
The family wants to celebrate Fern’s life, not death. We’ll keep joy and hope in our voices, and smiles on our faces. We don’t have to dress in black; some colour is ok.
We’ll sing at 2:00 pm in the Loyola Chapel, 7141 rue Sherbrooke ouest (see “FC” on the map). Watch out, it’s on Concordia Loyola campus (near where we rehearse at Ben’s church), not the downtown campus. Hilary said about the place : «The chapel is about the same size as Redpath Hall, or maybe a bit smaller (?), with a very high ceiling, and the acoustics seemed lively to me today when I checked it out.»
Meeting 1:00 pm
We meet at 1:00 pm, in the room VE-317, close to Hilary’s office (see “VE” on the map). The sooner you get there, the better… Here are Hilary’s indication to find the place :
–from Sherbrooke Street Ouest/West, go north on West Broadway (beside Concordia University); actually you can’t go south on West Broadway, it’s a one-way street
–just before you get to the St. Ignatius Church and rue de Terrebonne, there is a lane into the Concordia Campus; turn right onto this lane and drive past the first parking lot on the left
–continue straight ahead past several buildings (and speed bumps!) until you come to the parking lot at the centre of campus ($5, but I will reimburse everyone)
–when you get out of your car, start to walk back toward Sherbrooke Street; the Loyola Chapel (on the right) is under construction; we’ll go there later
–follow the path (on the left) toward the Vanier Library and the Oscar Peterson Hall; before you get to the double doors of the library, you will come to a door on the right
–the door on the right is the door to my building, the Vanier Extension (VE), and I think the sign says Department of Applied Human Sciences
–go inside and take the stairs to the 3rd floor; take the first hallway on the left, and go in the first doorway to the left; the room number is VE 317 (I have the key)
–if anyone asks, you are with Hilary (I have reserved the room)
As of now, there will be Joanne, Lisa, Leslie (+ maybe her daughter), Gloria (+ maybe her daughter), Candy, Gaby, Hilary, Suzanne, Nancy B., Sergio, Martin the tenor and me. Which is a rather balanced group for 3-voice singing. Everybody’s welcome to join.
Merci de votre support,
Je transmets vos voeux à Hilary et Heather
P.-S. Hilary can you forward this post to Martin, the mysterious tenor? Thanks.