First Rehearsal of 2016-17: New faces, fresh music…and 22 push-ups!
Aella had its first rehearsal of the 2016-17 season this past Sunday. New choristers were introduced, banana muffins were passed around and the group got to try out some new repertoire, including Sarah Quartel’s Snow Angel song cycle, Michael Bojesen's stunning arrangement of Eternity and Stephen Hatfield’s South African-inspired Living in a Holy City. Aella also took a few minutes to take part in the 22 Pushups Campaign – a particularly apt endeavour on the anniversary of 9/11.
Some of Aella’s members were already participating in this great campaign to raise awareness of the rate of suicide among veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and First Responders. We encourage anyone who is able to to donate to an organization which helps provide support and mental health care to these individuals, such as Wounded Warriors.