The Monarchist League of Canada
Join in a special salute for The Queen’s 90th birthday!
Extended deadline for submissions: May 25
After reading this short introduction, please click on the PDF file at the end of this message to find complete details about a way for you, your group and all Canadians to express their affection and respect for our Queen’s 90th birthday this spring.
Everyone can participate. It is simple, cost-free, and “doable”. It comes from the heart, and will please this magnificent woman who epitomizes inclusion, defies stereotypes and focuses on community.
All you have to do? Whether a family group, a classroom member, an office team or any part of any other “family” of folk who work or play together in Canada. we ask you to videotape yourselves singing a verse of “Happy Birthday” in English and one in French (First Nations and Heritage languages of course also welcome), sung a cappella (without accompaniment), in unison (everyone sings the same notes) and at a given tempo (speed) and pitch (high-low); then uploading these to the our special website provided. The voices will be then combined by our techs into one mighty chorus of greetings, with videotape showing all the participants as the song is heard, and with the sleeve of the CD listing all participants, be they the most famous choir in the land, or the Smith family from Moose Jaw.
If there are choirs that want to make a splash - sing in harmony, use an arrangement, dance, whatever - we will bookend the mass participation unison verses with individual choral/family/group performances that are particularly memorable. But all we are asking for is 10-15 minutes of time to join in the national unison effort.
The result will be contained on a commemorative CD to be presented to The Queen, Canada’s friend and monarch for over 64 years.
Please pass on this website’s URL to your own mailing lists, for it’s the more the merrier as we sing together to someone who has given her all to our national family for so many decades.
Any questions? After you’ve read the attached PDF file please feel free to contact us at the email address below. We look forward to receiving your vocal tribute to The Queen!