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Choral music and me, with links to actual music!

I've sung choral music all my life. Growing up in the Church of Christ, every Sunday morning and Sunday night and Wednesday night, I was singing hymns and gospel songs, a cappella. I started as a boy soprano, sang alto for a while, switched to tenor for about a year, and then settled into the bass-baritone I am today. In high school, I sang in the choruses conducted by my father, James Lee Willett, at Western Christian College. At Harding University in Arkansas, I sang in the Harding A Cappella Chorus, directed by Dr. Kenneth Davis Jr., and also in the rather boringly named Men's Ensemble. Since then, I've sung with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus, the University of Regina Chamber Singers, ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:40, May 2nd, 2017 under Blog, Music | Comment now »

Photo of the (Yester)Day: Me, Singing

Yesterday we travelled down to Weyburn for the 50-40 celebration, marking the 50th anniversary of the move of Western Christian College from Radville to Weyburn, and the 40th anniversary of the construction of the Weyburn Church of Christ's current building. That building was brand-new when my parents moved our family to Weyburn for my father to begin teaching and conducting the chorus at WCC, so this was also the 40th anniversary (though no one mentioned it) of our arrival in Canada.A couple of hundred people turned out, and last night, at the Weyburn Comprehensive School, we enjoyed a roast beef dinner, an auction of ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 19:50, July 29th, 2007 under Blog | Comment now »

Photo of the Day: My Fellow Canadians

No, I'm not announcing my candidacy for anything--although it certainly looks like I am, doesn't it? Actually, this is a photo of me presenting the Willett Choral Award at the Western Christian College and High School graduation last month. It's taken from the latest issue of the Western Christian Messenger.

Posted by Edward Willett at 20:34, July 16th, 2007 under Blog | Comment now »