We are thrilled to be able to share Conversations with you! This project features YVT’s Encore ensemble in delivering a very special and timely sonic message. This curation includes choral repertoire interspersed with spoken-word interludes exploring themes that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic, including isolation, the importance of community, perseverance and most importantly, love. It’s creation mirrors aspects of the emergency protocols themselves, the choristers having to record their part individually in their own homes, only to be stitched together later, with instrumental accompaniment, as a kind of “multi-track remote-studio virtual-instrument children’s-choir” album.
And finally, this album is published through CD Baby and is available for streaming on all of its 150+ digital affiliate partner sites, including Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube. You may, if you wish, purchase and download the entire album or individual tracks from many of these sites, but if you decide to stream only, do consider making a donation to our effort with CanadaHelps.org, and be sure to indicate your support for this recording, Conversations.
Yours in song,
Please note: CD Baby has notified its creators that there is a significant backlog in distribution timelines of its digital partners. The Apple Music and Spotify links below will be updated as the album becomes available on these services. – S
In the meantime, here are a few excerpts for you to enjoy …
Please click on the album cover art to access the embedded PDF and scroll through our digital booklet for all credits and song lyrics. Use the ‘expand to full screen’ button for best resolution and visual clarity. A special thank-you to Louise Thomas for agreeing to allow us to incorporate a digital image of Indigenous Ahnisnabae artist Roy Thomas’s “Conversation” as part of our album cover and digital booklet.