River Resonance Chamber Choir

Nicola’s newest choral endeavour is as the conductor of River Resonance Chamber Choir—a 20 voice choir that focuses on  music from Canada and elsewhere

River Resonance began in Fall 2019.

Their first full concert took place on Saturday February 29th, 2020 in the atrium of the Brown Shoe Factory  in Perth Ontario. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 River Resonance has had to stop singing – for now.

Listen to "I Dreamed of Rain"

by River Resonance Chamber Choir | Song Written by: Jan Garrett & JD Martin.

I Dreamed of Rain Lyrics

VERSE 1 I dreamed of rain and the rains came, soft and easy, sweet and clear I dreamed of rain and the rains came, and peace spread over the land. (2x)

VERSE 2 I dreamed of summer and the winds changed, and the green was easy and the rivers ran clear. I dreamed of summer and the winds changed, and peace spread over the land.

CHORUS 1 And the flowers bloom in the desert, and the air is fresh and clear I dreamed of rain and the rains came, and peace spread over the land.

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 3 I dreamed of freedom and the moon rose and the way was easy and the path was clear. I dreamed of freedom and the moon rose, and peace spread over the land. (2x)

CHORUS 2 And the guardian stars are shining, and the night is bright and clear I dreamed of freedom and the moon rose and peace spread over the land.

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 4 I dreamed of heaven and the earth sang. and the sound was easy and the song was clear. I dreamed of heaven and the earth sang, and peace spread over the land. (2x)

CHORUS 3 And the ancient pain is forgotten and the father’s debts are clear I dreamed of heaven and the earth sang, and peace spread over the land.

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 1 (2x)

CHORUS 1

CODA I dreamed of rain and the rains came, and peace spread over the land. I dreamed of rain and the rains came.

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Other Choral Adventures

In summer 2022 Nicola will return to lead ‘Let’s Sing!’ – the vocal stream of the Adult Music Camp for adults at the site of Blue Skies Music Festival. 

Please check for information about participating in summer 2022 by clicking here

Past Choral Adventures

Nicola began leading choirs in 1993, when she was asked to direct the folk choir at St.Paul’s United Church in Perth Ontario. She directed several versions of this group until 2012, raising thousands of dollars for local charities as it evolved to what became known as ‘Oddities’, so named by the choir for it’s unconventional choral style, diverse repertoire, and humorous twist on her name!

She led the Choir at the Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon Ontario for four summers, has assisted in direction of choral groups at Community in Song weekends co-ordinated by Andy Rush of Kingston Ontario, in schools, at conferences, at the Blues Skies Arts Camp and for the Perth Community Choir.

In addition, she has been the interim director for “Open Voices” which is a 120 voice choir in Kingston Ontario.

She led the Tay Valley Community Choir for five years when it was first being launched.

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