Featured

News of Sammie aka Michael Connell

Michael Connell, Music Director, Willowgrove United Church welcomes talented violinist and fiddler Terri Croft on Saturday, November 25th, 2017.  Michael will also take part in the programme on piano as will guest artist Stephen Mallinger.  Tickets are $ 15.00.  Please see poster below.  For more information on Terri Croft see terricroft.com.

Featured

Author Launches Audio Book on WeeWideVoice

Erin Hernden                                 Erin Hernden, Author & Narrator           

WeeWideVoice offers the audio version of Erin Hernden’s children’s story, Ellie and Sammie Churchmouse and the Sissy Seasons of Song, on its web site weewidevoice.ca.

The revitalized e-commerce site has been created by Renfrew’s TUBMAN Marketing Inc.  Also available on the web site is a PDF version of the written book for download.

The children’s book,  for ages two to ten,  features two little churchmice, Ellie and Sammie, as they come to terms with each other and a surprising love of music.  Ellie and Sammie’s musical abilities are based on the talents of  soprano Kathleen Radke and musician Michael Connell.  For more news on the children’s story and all the folks involved in its production, please go to weewidevoice.ca.  You will see that it is indeed a family affair.

The audio book, with sound effects and music, was  produced by Prince Albert, Saskatchewan’s award winning musician and producer, Rich McFarlane at his Mosaic Music Studio.  Sound effects were provided by the virtuosity and inventiveness of both McFarlane and Connell; Ellie’s mousie opera voice is sung by Radke.  Their collective talents combined for a lively and entertaining recorded story.

In the  audio version, soprano Kathleen Radke sings an original lullaby composed by Michael Connell.   Kathleen and Michael grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and first performed music together at the ages   of eight and five.  Their lifelong love of music began as they sang as trebles in St. Luke’s Cathedral Choir.  St. Luke’s is the Anglican cathedral in the Sault.

Erin Hernden, the author and narrator, is pleased to announce that the printed version, illustrated by husband Don, is now available on Amazon.ca.

under-mushroom-eave

Erin Hernden is a writer from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario who also writes and produces drama for children, aged five to seventeen years, presented at St. Luke’s Cathedral.  Through their drama, the children raise funds in support of charities of their choice.

For more information on soprano Kathleen Radke: kathleenradke.ca

Michael Connell is an educator with the Algoma District School Board; Music Director at  Willowgrove United Church; noted photographer and continues to perform regularly with the Algoma Festival Choir and as a soloist.

For more information on Rich McFarlane – Mosaic Music Studio: mosaicmusic.ca

TUBMAN Marketing Inc. is a full service marketing firm that specializes in internet site design, development and hosting for progressive companies in many different business sectors.

Featured

Ellie & Sammie available on Amazon!

Ellie & Sammie Churchmouse & the Sissy Seasons of Songdaddy-for-websiteDaddie Mouse wants you to know that  Ellie & Sammie Churchmouse & the Sissy Seasons of Song  is available on

Amazon.com

amazon.ca

amazon.uk

amazon.fr

amazon.de

amazon.at

amazon.co.jp

amazon.in

 

The 34 page on demand print version of the book can be purchased by visiting any of the above sites.

The audio of the narrated story and complementary lullabies are available for download here on this site. Click to learn more >>>

 Outside, as the sun set, the fireflies held their Midsummer Ball on top of Mushroom Hall, enchanted and enchanting.illustration_1

News of Ellie aka Kathleen Radke

Photos: Karen Kavanaugh Photography

Upcoming Performances

Kathleen will perform in two Messiahs in the Ottawa area during in 2017.  Please see below.

Handel Messiah
Kathleen Radke, soprano
Rideau Chorale and Orchestra
Roland Graham, music director
Matthew Larkin, conductor
Southminster United Church
Ottawa, ON
December 7 and 8, 2017

Handel Messiah
Kathleen Radke, soprano
Deep River Symphony Orchestra
Deep River Choral Society
Peter Morris, conductor
​Deep River, ON
December 16 and 17, 2017

Kathleen is one of the featured soloists on the Ottawa Bach Choir’s  just released ‘TWAS BUT PURE LOVE Christmas CD, with harpist Caroline Leonardelli; and the soprano soloist on the choir’s previous exceedingly popular A CHRISTMAS STORY with harpist Caroline Léonardelli, the women of the Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton, conductor; and one of the soloists on the OBC’s Cantate Domino CD in the exquisite Beatus Vir  and Lux Aurumque.  Kathleen is also the voice of Tosca in the computer animated short “Vissi d’arte”.  Sponsored by Bravofact/NFB and created by Black Cherry Digital Media, the animated short has been shown on Bravo TV and at festivals in Ottawa, Italy and Japan.

“Soprano Kathleen Radke sang the solo cantata Jauchzet  Gott in allen  Landen, BWV 51  beautifully.  She has such a smooth and lovely voice that it would have been worth going  to the concert just  to hear her… she’s got what it takes. Richard Todd, music critic, Ottawa Citizen

Visit Kathleen’s internet site

The Mouse Report

 

Carmen the Cat brings you The Mouse Report

Carmen, of WeeWideVoice, reports on Mousie News.  Ha-eeeooow!

              carmen-mouse-report

 

 

 

Hernden’s Book Prepped for World-wide Sale

http://www.saultstar.com/2017/01/08/herndens-book-prepped-for-worldwide-sale

btkelly@postmedia.com

Published on January 8, 2017

Bringing text to life

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald    @josefjacobson89 • josef.jacobson@paherald.sk.ca

Published on November 09, 2016

Ontario children’s writer journeys to Prince Albert to record first audiobook

In 2011 Erin Hernden travelled to Prince Albert to visit family, take in the sights and record her first audiobook.

1-erin-hernden-author-narrator-and-don-hernden-illustrator

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.-based writer Erin Hernden (left) recorded her first audiobook, Ellie and Sammie Churchmouse and the Sissy Seasons of Song, in Prince Albert five years ago. It is now available on her website. Her husband Don (right) provided illustrations.

The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.-based writer had been working on her children’s book, Ellie and Sammie Churchmouse and the Sissy Seasons of Song, on-and-off for the past seven years, with her husband Don contributing illustrations. Once the story was finished, Hernden recorded herself reading the book, thought to herself, “This reads well,” and decided to enlist the help of some musical family members to bring the text to life. This month the final product was finally made available on Hernden’s website, weewidevoice.ca.

 For more on this story, please read the Prince Albert Daily Herald¹s subscription-based print or e-editions.

Prince Albert Daily Herald

or

Press Reader

Bringing Text To Life

Sault Online

A Big Month for Wee Wide Voice