Music Monday: X

While looking for new songs to listen to, I came across X by the Jonas Brothers. I like the song’s snappy beat – it has a sense of joy about it.

After listening to it a couple of times, I have added this song to my playlist. I think I need to see if I would like any of their other recent work.

What do you think of this tune?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

Music Monday: Happy Together

I was chatting to one of my student’s parents and she told me of a project her choir group had done during the COVID-19 isolation in order to feel connected. She sent me the link of their rendition of Happy Together for me to listen to.

I loved it! Not only did they sing the song beautifully, but the music brought me back to my childhood. ūüôā

Do you know of any other projects like this sung by choirs?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

Breaking Out in Song

There is something about the warmer weather that makes you want to break out in song. As the sun warms your skin and the light green leaves sway in the breeze, humming seems to be the perfect accompaniment to the singing birds. Singing in our home is more frequent as spirits are lightened; and every weekday morning the children in my classroom sing with more gusto.

The type of song is immaterial: a childhood rhyme, a favourite piece of classical music, the latest pop song. Whatever the song, the person humming it – or even singing it – expresses the joy that is felt when the weather becomes warmer, and the neighbourhood becomes filled with colour and flowers.

At the moment my daughter is singing a ditty from “The Sound of Music” – one that I am partial to myself:

And myself? I am often humming Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”:

What do you find yourself humming, or singing, as the seasons change?

(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: Song)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Music Monday

Today children in Canada raised their voices in song for Music Monday,¬†singing¬†along with fellow Canadian Chris Hatfield. This year this Canadian astronaut participated in the yearly event from the International Space Station. And the song that was sung? One that was written by Chris Hatfield in¬†conjunction¬†with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies. The song is called “I.S.S.”, short for “Is Somebody Singing.”

The children enjoyed singing the song together outside in the playground. I am sure the school will participate again next year

Did you sing at 1 pm EST today along with Chris Hatfield?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013