Choir!Choir!Choir! – A Review

It's been a while since I've written a music review, but every so often something musical really captures me. A couple of years back my wife showed me a video of a choir singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. The choir had special guest, Rufus Wainwright, sing the lead part. Here it is, if you have a minute... Wait, what am I talking about? Of course you have a minute... you're reading my blog.

Pretty good, isn't it? I thought it was a random one time performance organized by Rufus and that was the end of it. Turns out I was completely mistaken! It was actually organized by the guitarist (Daveed Goldman) and the composer (Nobu Adilman). What I soon discovered is that they do these choir sessions out of a tavern in Toronto and they have quite a few great covers.

While listening to them I realized that I really enjoy choir singing. There's something calming about it, almost meditative in a way. At least it is for me. The cool thing is that they go on tour and they are coming to MI (where I live)! However, when they come here they are performing at the Electronic Forest Festival which is in Rothbury, MI. This music festival is a multi-day event far from home and I don't think I can convince my wife that we should plan a family vacation there with our 3 year-old and 6 month old.

NickelNDime, four minutes after arriving at a music festival.

No worries if I don't get to the music festival to see them; they are based out of Toronto which isn't too far from us. Maybe I can convince the Mrs. we need a romantic getaway...

What I appreciate about Choir! Choir! Choir! the most is the vocal arrangements. I've listened to some choirs perform modern music and it is sometimes cringe worthy. Choir! Choir! Choir! has such an energy to it where it doesn't seem forced, instead it feels very organic.

If you're in the mood for something relaxing and inspiring I strongly suggest checking out Choir! Choir! Choir! They have many video performances available on Youtube. It's music you can put on while you're doing Chores! Chores! Chores!

Take it easy, but take it.

NickelNDime out!




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