Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Ombra Mai Fu – Handel

Next on the list of pieces that I’m learning.  Super extra challenging aria because of the recitative in the beginning.  But, as they say, nothing worth doing is ever easy.     “Ombra mai fu” is the opening aria from the 1738 opera Serse by George Frideric Handel. In the opera, the aria is preceded ...

LeDaro: Stephen Harper celebrating the success of his pork barrel program

What is the better way of celebrating than singing?

Dead Wild Roses: Virtual Choir – Bringing the World Together in Song

Music is our great hope, the universal language, and the ultimate unifier. I can appreciate music from 1720 Venice just as easily as I can music from 1970 Toronto. Further, I’ve been doing so since before I could speak. Such is the power of music that distances of 7000 km and 250 years are rendered ...

LeDaro: This man can sing ‘Gangnam Style’!

Warning: It may cause fear. The Huffington Post.

Dead Wild Roses: Some Days, you go for it.

    It is talent night for my choir this evening and gee-wilkers, I’m excited.  I’ve been practising my solo piece and my part for the group ensemble we’re doing.  Things went/and are going pretty well actually.  But then I got to thinking(cue foreboding music), we need something to end our night with a bash.  What ...