On October 29, 30 singers from the West Island Sweet Adelines came out in full force to entertain us, barbershop style, with beautiful melodies and harmonies, some even arranged by their director Tracy Larder. We learned that the “Sweet Adelines” were born in Oklahoma and branched out into Canada in the 50′s and 60′s. They go through rigorous training, every Thursday in the West Island, and enter competitions all over the US, this year going to Honolulu in the middle of our winter! They sang haunting renditions of La Vie en Rose, Autumn Leaves, Climb every Mountain, There goes my Heart, etc. and even taught us “a tag”. Their oldest singer at 82 years old had been in the choir for 35 years. For everyone’s information, they are recruiting so check their website if you would like to join.
“It was an afternoon spent wonderfully. I had never even heard of the barbershop style of singing much less hear it in person. It was an eye opener. ” “Took me back to lovely memories” “Some of those songs brought tears to my eyes” “I just opened up my heart and let them fill it” “Why can’t I sing like that ?” are some of the remarks from those present.
Thank you again Sweet Adelines !
After, Sanaya and Dan from Davids Teas (pictured here) were there to serve free cups of their Buddha’s Delight Tea to everyone.