ArtSpring Newsletter December 15, 2020

Dear Friends,

Though the building has been closed it has been a wild and whirlwind couple of weeks at ArtSpring. The team has been focused on getting all the pieces in line so we could live-stream four presentations of The Jeff & Chrissy Show created by Jeffrey Renn and Christina Penhale, with musical selections by Wendy Milton. We were so excited to be able to present their work. Through the live-stream we connected to 171+ households and set up a connection for Greenwoods Eldercare.

Status report: my rum-soaked fruit cake is resting comfortably in the fridge. More on that next week. Here is the recipe I used: fabulous fruit cake recipe.

Sankta Lucia day was on December 13. It is a very special day in Sweden which is where I was born. I found this lovely video shot in Jukkasjärvi of their 2010 Sankta Lucia celebrations. Jukkasjärvi is a community of about 548 people located in Sweden well north of the Arctic Circle. It is all in Swedish but the singing and scenery was so pretty I couldn’t resist sending it out. It is just under an hour, so do get comfortable.

I really like Rufus Wainwright’s voice and found this joy-filled video that Choir! Choir! Choir! They put together a 1500 voice choir and, with Rufus, they sing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah together.

The translations of Bach Chorale titles gave me such a good chuckle I just had to share.

The Pandemic Limerick Project book, Limericks in the Time of Covid, is available! Donate to the Salt Spring Foundation before December 17 (through their PayPal account) and get your book in time for Christmas. The book is also available at Salt Spring Books. They make a fabulous gift! Donation amounts over $15 will also get a charitable donation receipt.
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This past November 19 BC’s Provincial Health Order was extended last week. Unfortunately this means that ArtSpring will be closed until January 8, 2021.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring


Interesting Articles

Choir! Choir! Choir!
Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman (AKA “DaBu”) started Choir! Choir! Choir! as a weekly drop-in singing event in February 2011. It was a magical evening. 1500 singers came to Luminato Festival at the Hearn Generating Station in Toronto. Daveed and Nobu taught them back up parts to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, then Rufus Wainwright joined them on stage to sing lead. more>

German Translation gone wrong…
Titles of Bach Chorales, as translated by Nolan Bonvouloir’s niece after one semester of German. By Nolan Bonvouloir. more>

Christmas With Scrooge
Newman Family Productions Christmas with Scrooge is a movie this year! Grab some popcorn and your favourite holiday drink and enjoy this Salt Spring tradition of the all-local musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Vimeo! For access please email more>

The Pandemic Limerick Project book
It is back from the printer and ready for Christmas! Get a copy by donating a minimum of $15 to the Salt Spring Foundation through their PayPal account. Donation amounts over $15 will also get a charitable donation receipt. Also available at Salt Spring Books. more>


This month ArtSpring launches its Annual Donor Appeal campaign. Please consider making a donation to ArtSpring. Every little bit helps and there are many ways to donate including monthly. Donate now.


ArtSpring Presents 2020-2021
It has been a wild ride and we are grateful to be back doing what we do.
Please see the complete season listing.