REJOICE & BE GLAD GALA OCTOBER 21 2017 7 PM
REJOICE & BE GLAD GALA OCTOBER 21 2017 7 PM
St. Luke’s Cathedral Choir
REJOICE AND BE GLAD
Michael Connell and Kathleen Radke are just two of the stars in a “show like no other” in Sault Ste. Marie, at the Sault Community Theatre Centre on October 21st at 7 pm. Kathleen will sing with St. Luke’s Cathedral Choir under the direction of Stephen Mallinger; selections of her choice with Michael accompanying, plus a vocal duet with Michael who accompanies the entire show. The talented Mr. Connell will sing a few of his favourite songs as a soloist. Also on the bill are the wonderful duo Laura Strum, violin and Bruce Douville, piano. The Cathedral Choir and Mr. Mallinger will have completed their fourth singing tour in the UK this summer singing at Great St Mary’s, Cambridge; St. Edmundsbury and Norwich Cathedrals. Past trips have included singing services and concerts at over a dozen of England’s cathedrals and chapels including St. Paul’s – London, St. George’s Chapel – Windsor Castle, Salisbury, Winchester, Rochester, Lincoln and Canterbury; plus St. Mary’s in Edinburgh, Scotland and St. Patrick’s, Dublin, Ireland. This cast of exceptional musicians will help weave Canada’s story with Canadian songs in the midst of the Cathedral Players’ drama, poetry, dance, black light puppets and story-telling. Also joining us is noted author Michael John DiSanto who will read WWII selections from his highly acclaimed book The Complete Poems of George Whalley.
There is a silent auction in support of charity Children’s Aid Society of Algoma’s Youth in Care Education Assistance Fund.
Artist Karen Nisbet has donated an oil mono print entitled Autumn Foraging. This mono print can be viewed by the main door every Sunday, and Monday to Friday during regular St. Luke’s office hours, 9 am – 1 pm, 160 Brock Street. Bids can be made up to the evening of the Gala.
Please see poster below. Don’t miss this one! It is truly one of a kind.
Erin Hernden, Author & Narrator
PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 4 2016
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November 2016, is a big month for WeeWideVoice as it 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 newly revitalized e-commerce site has been created by Renfrew’s TUBMAN Marketing Inc. Hernden says that she realized early on that Kent Tubman understood the excellent quality of her recording and that he and his team had the skills and creativity to ensure a superior digital launch. 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.com.
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
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Daddie Mouse wants you to know that Ellie & Sammie Churchmouse & the Sissy Seasons of Song is now available on
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.
Photos: Karen Kavanaugh Photography
Kathleen appears as guest soprano in Rejoice and Be Glad Gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017 7 pm at the Sault Community Theatre Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Kathleen will perform in two Messiahs in the Ottawa area during in 2017. Please see below.
Kathleen Radke, soprano
Rideau Chorale and Orchestra
Roland Graham, music director
Matthew Larkin, conductor
Southminster United Church
December 7 and 8, 2017
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
Carmen the Cat brings you The Mouse Report
Carmen, of WeeWideVoice, reports on Mousie News. Ha-eeeooow!
Hernden’s Book Prepped for World-wide Sale
Published on January 8, 2017
Bringing text to life
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.
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
Bringing Text To Life
A Big Month for Wee Wide Voice