On to our 2nd last concert of the season, Dec 16 2016. Knox Presbyterian church on Elgin in downtown Ottawa is the BIG one -- literally. This has become our home in recent years for our biggest concert of the season. The church has superior acoustics.
Despite looking cool and collected, we were understandably, shall I say - FOCUSED? I felt bad for our new singers -- a lot of pressure, since tonight they would also be recorded for YouTube!
As at every concert this season, we sang David Rain's new composition, "The Rideau Carol" but tonight it would be immortalized on video. No, David wasn't a bit nervous...
and Andrew Jones would not be on edge either, since his father's "Gower Wassail" would be recorded for posterity too. Nope. Not nervous. At. All.
That's about the biggest church I've ever been in -- more like a cathedral!
Okay, we were all nervous. It kept us on our toes.
It's where we chose to present this year's charitable gift to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.
After the concert, we gave out a door prize as a thank-you to our audience. I make up the baskets myself and fill them with donated products from local retailers.
Thanks goes out this year to Fabricland on Merivale Rd. Sobey's, Starbucks, Second Cup, Home Depot in Barrhaven and Kit and Kaboodles in Nepean for all the donations of goodies and wrappings and trappings for the 2016 Gift Baskets!
To learn more about the work of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, or to support their Walk for Alzheimer’s fundraiser in May, visit www.alzheimer.ca/ottawa or call 613-523-4004.