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"Hooked on a Feeling" - REC Men's Group

April 22, 2021
The idea for this premiere was planted before COVID last year.  These guys (and others) would come into the choir room, greet each other, and start singing this song.  More and more of them would join in.  They were having a lot of fun with it.  I was talking to a friend of mine, Suba, and she arranged this...

Wonderful Tonight - REC Guitar Ensemble

April 07, 2021

Attached is one of the REC Guitar Ensemble's recording projects for this past term (Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton). Each part was recorded remotely by students and then sent back to Mr. Chalmers for mixing, etc. The musicians are:
Main vocals and keyboards  - Sienna Cariati (Gr 11)

Centennial Waltz

March 10, 2021
Congratulations to REC Grade 12 Fiddlers Nate Rattai and Annika Wiebe on their recently completed recorded "performance" of the  Centennial Waltz ! Nate's Mom Louise is playing piano.


Beautiful People

March 10, 2021
Please congratulate Sienna Cariati and Kayly Nim (if you see them) for another recording project they put together. For this one they chose the music and did the recording, editing and mixing themselves.  (It was a Guitar Ensemble project that turned into something for their Music Production course).   Beautiful People...

REC Grade 11 & 12 Concert Band's VIVA LA VIDA

March 10, 2021
Attached REC Grade 11 & 12 Concert Band's arrangement of Coldplay's Viva La Vida. Guitar Flourish Soloist - Jordan Chalmers (Gr 12)
Guest Vocalist - Mr. Jeremy Koz


A Wreath of Carols - REC Chamber Choir

March 09, 2021
REC chamber choir has been meeting online this year. They have shown humility, courage, leadership and musicality to complete this project and are grateful to be able to share their efforts with you.  Please view this as our virtual Christmas card to share with you, our families and friends.  We hope...


March 09, 2021
​ ​The sopranos and altos from our REC Chamber choir have finished an online recording/art video project.  They picked this song near the beginning of the year with the idea that the finished product would be available around Valentine's Day.   Ariella Pietrano created the artwork to go along with the audio track. ...

REC Percussion Ensemble

March 08, 2021
​ Attached is the REC Percussion Ensemble's recorded World Premiere Performance of Manitoba Composer, Educator and Performing Musician Kevin Curtis' composition Let's Talk About... for 5-string Bass, Electric Guitar, Rhodes Electric Piano, Saxophone, 3 Percussion and Tape. The musicians are:
5-string Bass Soloist - Colin Corrigan (Grade 12) Electric Guitar -...