It was a spirit-filled, inspiring concert given by Young Singers “Random Notes”, a dynamic community children’s choir from the Durham Region. Those who came to Picton United Church on June 12th were treated to stunning harmonies, energetic youth and a wonderful repertoire of songs. The most memorable song of the night for me was “O Magnum Mysterium” – they stood all along the walls in a semi-circle and the audience was surrounded by the most glorious, angelic voices that have ever descended from the heavens. I keep coming back to the word stunning. You could have heard a pin drop….
My trio, Trinity (with Kim Inch & Renie Thompson) was invited to sing 4 songs as their special guests. It is always such a treat to sing in the Picton United Church with the wonderful acoustics in that room.
A bit more about the Young Singers:
The choral program founded was 18 years ago and directed by the effervescent Anna Lynn Murphy and accompanied by their fabulous pianist, Lois Craig. The program provides young people the opportunity to combine the discipline of learning with the joy of singing and the art of performing. Altogether, there are over 100 young singers in the program.
Their program includes three treble choirs for ages six to fifteen and a youth mixed choir for teenagers called Random Notes. They have performed at the Ontario Vocal Festival and were awarded gold medal status at the National Musicfest.
Proceeds from the concert was in support of the Children’s Aid Society’s County Summer Camp Program – over $1,200 was donated that evening!