West My Friend
SING THE NORTH’s second project is a collaboration with the Cascadian folk band West My Friend, who are based in Victoria, British Columbia, which is on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island.
Steeped in the visual styles of Western Canada, and with ten years experience playing and recording together, West My Friend recently released their fourth album, In Constellation, which was nominated for Independent Music Awards.
The songs of West My Friend are distinctive, poignant, and uplifting. They spirit us away, harnessing folk music’s unique power
to summarise and express the timeless thoughts and feelings that are beyond words.
For their collaboration with STN, West My Friend have written a new song, which will receive its world premiere with our choir.
In This Too, a joyful, echoing, swaying song written by Eden Oliver especially for these strange and challenging times, West My Friend sing about finding solace and hope, and continuing to live, after grief.
Check back soon to hear this beautiful tune sung by West My Friend and SING THE NORTH – The Canadian Virtual Choir.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
SING THE NORTH meets on Saturdays for live in-person workshops, rehearsals, and social events on Zoom.
All our sessions are recorded so singers can join us from any time zone.
You can download our West My Friend Timetable here.
Our project finishes with the premiere of a Broadcast Premiere Performance and Live Concert of our video on the STN YouTube channel.
Our singers submit their videos (if they wish) and we put them together with footage of West My Friend to create a virtual choir video of This Too in its special premiere version featuring SING THE NORTH, the Canadian virtual choir.
In addition to the concert video, our live concert features our singers singing along with one another simultaneously from their homes across Canada and around the world.
CHOIR TOUR VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Getting out on the road together and seeing Canada in our STN choir tour bus is an important part of SING THE NORTH.
For our project with West My Friend, the choir will be visiting a whale watching centre in Tofino on Vancouver Island to learn about and see the beautiful orcas and humpback whales.
Anyone is welcome to join our field trip. We hope you will catch us on our next project!