Boy am I glad we live here in Nanaimo. A very dear friend gave Don and I tickets to go hear this choir. Believe me, it is a choir unlike anything you would or could imagine. Let me explain…
The choir consists of 75 bodies all ages up to and including a lovely lady of 91 years old. They are lively, spirited and simply fun to watch and listen to.
The Choir Director is someone you would love to know and be called a friend with. Holly Wright never stops playing her guitar, singing and directing a band she calls the Holly Hot Band. You can feel the love they share of the music, the jokes she tells and comments whispered aside but, of course, wanting all to hear and a genuine love for each other. Everyone in the audience knows the songs and sings along as well. What? We weren’t supposed to? Couldn’t help ourselves.
Another thing I am very passionate about NOW. Holly wrote a song about dementia, after her experiences at Eden Gardens and I hope and pray she will get it recorded for everyone to hear. She says it is on her site but I couldn’t find it. This is a song from the heart to your heart and it is beautiful. By the way…I do not believe there was a dry eye in the house when she was done.
Again, another huge win for Nanaimo. Thank you Holly Wright, The Soundwave Choir and the Holly Hot Band members. The evening was pure fun and so uplifting. Don’t quit this job please. We all need it and you.