Sunday, 7 May 2017

Success! And a new performance coming up!

Georges Vanier Choir!  You were amazing!!!

Thank you to all the students who worked so hard in preparing for our Choral Celebration at St. Paul High School.  It was a long day, but well worth it. The students received so many compliments on their singing and their behaviour.  You made us proud!

We even got a snippet of our choir singing on the School Board Twitter feed!
GV Choir

  



Our performance is the Volunteer Appreciation Concert on May 25th where we will be singing our songs from the Choral Celebration and our school song. Here is the link.

GV Song

One Love
by Georges Vanier Catholic School

Our love, Our God
Our Hearts and actions will change the world
our school Georges Vanier!

Our hearts, our home
We are a community of hope and joy
We’re strong together and we’ll always be!

Treat others, as you’d like to be treated
welcome everyone, friends both old and new
share your kindness, everywhere you go
 work together, share faith, hope and love

stewards of nature, the water plants and earth
stand for God’s creation and make a difference in the world
use resources wisely and respect the human race
our acts of kindness can make hurt and pain no more

Our love, Our God
Our Hearts and actions will change the world
our school Georges Vanier!

Our hearts, our home
We are a community of hope and joy
We’re strong together and we’ll always be!

Faire une difference sauver le monde
Si quelqu’un est triste, nous pouvons les écouter
ensemble nous pouvons arretez l’intimidation
nos coeurs et nos efforts, sont la clé pour l’égalité

Working together is what Georges Vanier is about
teaching the gospel values through Jesus Christ our Lord
we should be kind and love our neighbours as ourselves
I’m a reflection of God and so is everyone else

Our love, Our God
Our Hearts and actions will change the world
our school Georges Vanier!

Our hearts, our home
We are a community of hope and joy
We’re strong together and we’ll always be! X2

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Massed Choir Songs

For the Choral Celebration, our choir will sing two other songs together with all of the elementary choirs.  Please click on the links to hear the pieces.

1.  Siyahamba


Siyahamba

Siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos, siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos
Siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos, siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos
Siyahamba, hamba, siyahamba, Oh, siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos
Siyahamba, hamba, siyahamba, Oh, siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos

Nous marchons dans la lumière de Dieu, nous marchons dans la lumière de Dieu
Nous marchons dans la lumière de Dieu, nous marchons dans la lumière de Dieu
Nous marchons, marchons, nous marchons, Oh, nous marchons dans la lumière de Dieu
Nous marchons, marchons, nous marchons, Oh, nous marchons dans la lumière de Dieu

We are marching in the light of God, we are marching in the light of God
We are marching in the light of God, we are marching in the light of God
We are marching, marching, we are marching, Oh, we are marching in the light of God
We are marching, marching, we are marching, Oh, we are marching in the light of God

Siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos, siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos
Siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos, siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos
Siyahamba, hamba, siyahamba, Oh, siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos
Siyahamba, hamba, siyahamba, Oh, siyahambe kukka nyeni kwenkos


2.  True North Strong and Free
True North Strong and Free Song

True North Strong and Free

We love our country, Canada, it’s our home from sea to sea.
From majestic Rocky Mountains, fields of wheat and maple trees
To the Great Lakes of Ontario, they belong to you and me.
We’ll work together to protect the True North Strong and Free.

Let’s build it with love, let’s build it with hope, with peace and harmony.
We’ll understand and lend a hand, a close-knit family.
Let’s build it with heart, let’s build it with soul, with care and unity.
As we take a stand, God keep our land, the true north strong and free!

We love our country, Canada, with its vast diversity.
From the friendly folk of the Maritimes to First Nations of BC.
Ask the farmers of the Prairies, and Acadians agree:
We’ll work together, building up the true north strong and free.

Let’s build it with love, let’s build it with hope, with peace and harmony.
We’ll understand and lend a hand, a close-knit family.
Let’s build it with heart, let’s build it with soul, with care and unity.
As we take a stand, God keep our land, the true north strong and free!
(Repeat Chorus)

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Choral Celebration

Hello Choir Families!

We are so excited to be performing in the 2017 Choral Celebration which will be held at St. Paul High School on May 5, 2017.  Our choir will be performing one piece on our own and then 2 other pieces as a massed choir with all the other school choirs.  It will be an amazing experience!

Here is our piece for the Choral Celebration.  Please practice to learn the lyrics by heart!

1.  Listen to the Music (our own piece)  There will be a few soloists.  Auditions for this will be during the first week in March.
Listen to the Music Karaoke
(Some lyrics have been changed - see below!)

Lyrics: Listen to the Music


Can't you feel it growing, day by day
People getting ready for the news
Some are happy, some are sad
Oh, we got to let the music play

What the people need
Is a way to make them smile
It ain't so hard to do if you know how
Gotta get a message
Get it on through
Oh we gotta let the music play

Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
All the time

Well I know, you know better
Everything I say
Meet me in the country for a day
We'll be happy
And we'll dance
Oh, we're gonna dance our blues away

And if it’s feeling good to you
And it’s feeling good to me
There ain't nothing we can't do or say
Feeling good, feeling fine
Oh, we’re gonna let the music play

Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
All the time

Like a lazy flowing river
Surrounding castles in the sky
And the crowd is growing bigger
Listening for the happy sounds
And we got to let them fly

Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
All the time

Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
All the time