Patty Gartshore


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Patty Gartshore has spent her musical life as teacher and performer in her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie. She has been a church musician since the age of 13 and has recently retired as Director of Music at Precious Blood Cathedral having served there for 25 years. Prior to that appointment she was organist and conductor at St. Andrew’s United Church and St. Luke’s Anglican Cathedral. In 1985 she founded The Chamber Singers of Algoma. As well as presenting an annual series of concerts in the community they have also performed at Choral Festivals in Toronto, the Czech Republic, Vienna and Rome, bringing programmes of Canadian Choral Music to international audiences.

A La Nanita Nana    arr. Patty Gartshore 

SATB    $2.35    CP 1233   
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:10

This exquisite spanish Christmas Carol - “Let’s sing a Little Lullaby” will make your choir sound sophisticated, even though the music is so easy to learn.

Lullaby Jesus    arr. Patty Gartshore 

SATB    $2.35    CP 1232   
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:10

This Polish Carol is an excellent choice for any Christmas program.

Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agreable    arr. Patty Gartshore 

SATB    $2.25    CP 1212   
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:20

What is That Lovely Fragrance? The setting of this French carol is accessible and lyrical. It starts with a canon divided between men and women’s voices, and then blooms into rich harmony. The second verse employs four part harmony for the women’s voices over the  melody sung by the men.