Dear BUF Singers,
Responding to an invitation from Lummi Nation, BUF will mark Earth Day this coming Sunday, April 18, by holding a service called "Bring Tokitae Home." Our service will feature songs, poems, prayers and words shared from the heart in a spiritual ceremony.
You may watch Lummi Nation's invitation in this one-minute video, with contributions from around the world:
Similarly to how we performed Handel's Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir last December, in this ceremony, BUFsters will sing "Seal Lullaby" along with the Eric Whitacre Singers. We will film ourselves singing it during our choir gathering, from 7-8pm this Wednesday, April 14. We'd like a full gallery of singers in our video, so please join us at our regular Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/203732613 (password: BUF)
You don't have to know the song well, in fact you can join in on Wednesday with NO preparation, but if you'd like to practice, please see the links below.
You just SING ALONG with the Whitacre singers, out loud, while muted, reading the music shown on the screen (in the first video listed below), during our Wednesday rehearsal, as I record us in gallery view on Zoom. Then we will show the film on Sunday. The sound the congregation hears will be the Eric Whitacre SIngers, but the faces they will see - singing full throated and with expression - will be us! This is how we did the Hallelujah Chorus, and it was fun.
I hope you join us this Wednesday, even if you haven't been with us much lately. The song is gorgeous. Singing it will make your whole week!
See ya, Kevin
YouTube links for Seal Lullaby
Sing along with the Eric Whitacre Singers, while reading the SATB score