by John Baldwin
Christmas is coming and we are concerned with that,
For we are looking for new members, to help us raise our singing hat.
We are about fifteen, not so young men, who just love to sing,
And combine all our voices, Tenors, Baritone and Bass, to do our musical thing!
Many of us have done this, quite well, for many a fleeting year,
And our deep rich harmony has brought joy, to many a listening ear.
We go out and we sing at Seniors’ retirement homes, churches and all sorts of events,
And have even sung at a Plowing Match, under a marquee type tent!
Such is our amateur prowess, skill, adaptability and individuality
We’ve even sung in three languages, to celebrate an anniversary of our municipality
We are not professional singers, most can’t pick out, to sing, individual notes, from a scale,
But the sound when we listen and then sing, just becomes perfection when we set out, our listeners, to regale.
We sing for the love of it and want this pleasure to continue,
Which is why we are making this genuine open appeal, to you.
We are not a church choir, who solely religious songs do sing,
We have a wide repertoire and sing all different kinds of musical thing.
Folk, pop and other well-known songs, just show us the score,
We’ll practice and sing it until our sound is just right, and when it is,
our audiences definitely call out for more.
So, if you already are a singer, or one who just sings in the bath,
Come and join us for we are also well known for having fun and also a good laugh.
You too would be welcomed, in answer to our request,
This we say out loudly and definitely not in jest!
For our numbers are dwindling drastically and need to be replenished,
Which, we hope that you will do, once you have read this and finished.
Don’t be shy just give us a call, and search us out on our own web-site,
We practice in St John’s United Church , Kemptville, 7-9 pm each Tuesday night,
From Ottawa we are due south on the Prince of Wales Drive, or the 416, your choice by car,
There are members, who travel from Smiths Falls, and Russell, who don’t think that it’s too far.
If you would like a preview of the things that we do,
Then come to one of our practices, or one of our upcoming performances, we’d certainly like to meet up with you.
Thank you from the members of the Kemptville Male Choir.
John Baldwin 613-258-0835
Chris Morgan 613-258-7559