Step by step I am having the joy of watching my new C.D. ” Hope Is ” take shape. My latest project was to bus down to Calgary to spend the best part of my Friday at The Station Recording Studio.
Spencer Cheyne had the studio prepared for the arrival of a bus load of grade 3,5 and 6’s that I had previously auditioned from Falconridge School. The children were SO excited and in fact one little girl told me that the night before she ” had cried because she was too excited “.
The children had been coached by their teacher, Ross Snashall, and my friend and recording artist, Marie Bridge, and because of this the children were in great form for their sessions.
We took them in groups of about 6 children at a time to sing my song, ‘ Close Your Eyes ‘ in the studio while the others had snacks in the lobby or drew/wrote on work sheets prepared about their experiences so far while they waited their turn. They were SO talented and so cute I must say. This was no professional choir but just normal children who had sung my song at their Christmas concert that year. Ross loved the song and I thought that if they knew it already (and I had envisioned children singing it anyway……)I was already ahead :)
It was so much fun to listen to their pure voices and to watch their excitement as they sang in a real studio! I can’t wait until we start mixing these songs ….but I will have to as I still have a beautiful cello player from Winnipeg to add and gorgeous strings from Ontario coming as well.
( I spent weeks putting together my very first try at a Grant Application and I could really use the financial help….FOUR studios…Yikes! ha ha)
Anyway, a BIG thank you to Falconridge School, Calgary , for their wonderful singers !