Join us to sing a joyful song of welcome by Juno award-winning Cree composer, ANDREW BALFOUR
"Come in, you two-legged beings! All are welcome here!"
AMBE is a hugely energetic composition that sends out an uplifting message of welcome to all people from all backgrounds, whatever their traditions and origins.
Hear AMBE sung by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir under David Fallis here.
The piece is based on an original Ojibway song gifted to Andrew Balfour by traditional drummer and singer Cory Campbell, a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Treaty 1 Territory and unceded associated areas in Manitoba. Cory describes the song as
"A call to the people to the ceremonial way of life or to the red road, or quite frankly, to whatever we have going on, because everything happens with spirit and in spirit."
Andrew Balfour has kindly agreed to come and speak to the choir live as part of our project on AMBE.
We hope you will join us to sing welcome!
Project Dates: April 1 to April 15, Recordings due April 30 (All are welcome whether or not they choose to record!)
Session times: View our Ambe Timetable
Registration includes everything you will need to join us: your score, sound files, conducting videos, live rehearsals via Zoom, and access to our full rehearsal recording archive so you can watch live sessions at a time that suits you.
This project is led dynamic and friendly STN Artistic Director Kathryn Whitney
Singers submit AUDIO recordings (no video submissions) for this project. As always, singers are just as welcome to join us and sing in rehearsal but not submit any recordings.
HOW TO JOIN US
- Choose your price above and check out
- Check your email after registration for your Project Guide. All materials distributed via PDF, Mp3, and Mp4 downloads.
- Join us live on Zoom (link in your project pack) or via rehearsal recordings
- Submit your audio at project end - or join us just to sing with out submitting. All are welcome!
We are looking forward to singing with you!