“Truly Magical” … “A Moving Experience” … “The gift of voice and music was intoxicating” … ”A Father-Daughter bond the likes of which I have never seen in my life” … ”Rich, peaceful” … ”I was lit up by the end of the evening”
… What a wonderful feeling, to hear and read all of these and know that we’ve touched some souls and shared Light and Love with them. Thank you!!!!
Dearest friends and family,
I cannot begin to even attempt to find ways to thank everyone properly for the gifts that we have given to so many in the community. There were people swaying to the music with the biggest and most joyful smiles on their lit up faces, couples holding hands and cuddling, exchanging loving glances of deep knowing of our inter-connectedness and our glorious bonds, and in the end, the profound, loud and seemingly endless applause, another full-house standing ovation brought the evening to a warm and wonderful close. But, truth be known, it was really brought to a warm and wonderful “open” !!!! )
Thank you Rev’s. Dan and Marianna for inviting us to perform this concert and for paving the way to make it happen so gracefully; Thank you Matt and Don for your wonderful tech set ups; Thank you Jennifer for bringing together such magical voices of both choirs and blending them with our own and the entire audience’s!
Thank you to ALL the Cantoria musicians and singers for your kind, detailed, and beautifully delicate additions, blends, ornamentations, and overall performances that made this evening a truly magical event.
The opening performances by Wendy and Pepe & Navaro were so lovely, moving, and really set the stage for a meditative, contemplative evening of inspiring music from our diverse and beautiful world,
Cantoria was magic. Everything was there, balanced, in tune, in time, and most importantly, in Spirit,
When Zoe and I sang our songs, and Mark, Wendy, Pepe and Navaro joined in on the fly … you would hardly know this was the first time they had all heard that song. It sounded and felt like a record, a really GOOD record! We are so humbly in awe! Keep a look out for the video coming soon to YouTube and AutumnStudios.ca !!!!
And after the choirs sang, and the audience sang along, well, the reaction is beyond description …. Forgive my repetition, but it was indeed “truly magical”.
And after all was said and done … All of our spirit and joy this evening …. together we helped to raise nearly $2,000.00 for First United to help those in need on the downtown east side. As the colder weather approaches, we can all feel a little more warmth in our hearts knowing that we have helped bring a little more warmth in theirs.
I am once again humbled and brought to tears as I read each email that comes in, listen to each voice on the phone…. So many kind souls have all played a big role in making dreams come true for so very many. And I really do believe that we helped bring some kindness and peace to our world. Thank You!!!!!!
The beautiful sounds, spirit, magic, for all the support we gave to those in need, … For all this I don’t really know how to say a proper “Thank You”. So please just know that I feel deep and loving grace and gratitude to each and every one who has helped in some way or another to make these dreams a reality.
With Love, Peace, Joy and Humble Gratitude,