This past Saturday, February 19th, The WholeNote was invited to witness a first of a kind event, being put on by Canada Sings. A Random Act of Singing. At 2pm in Gerrard Square, a mall in the east end of Toronto, Canada Sings got together to share in their love of singing with anyone who walked by and felt compelled to sing. By singing Canadian classics, such as I’se the b’y and Frere Jacques, the people passing who found themselves listening could be easily asked to join in with the group, and sing along. For many people this must have brought back that beautifully visceral experience of singing just as we experienced many years ago in our grade school music classes, where we were told to sing, not because we were great, but because everyone can sing. No, we might not all be professional singers able to fill Roy Thomson Hall like Measha Brueggergosman, but we can all join in and sing a couple of rounds of Wimoweh (the vocal/choral arrangement of The Lion Sleeps Tonight) just to feel the wonderful feeling of singing with a group. Below are a few photos, and a small video clip of the event. Enjoy!