Wendy Nixon Stothert

 

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Wendy Nixon Stothert, B.Ed, M.EdL, was hooked on music from an early age.  She taught K-12 Music in the Comox Valley school district for 15 years and has now shifted to self-employment as a choral director, workshop provider, performer, arranger, and business owner. She currently directs 6 adult community choirs that sing a wide variety of repertoire, including the 3 Just in Time contemporary ensembles, the Canadian Military Wives Choir Comox, the Comox Valley Threshold Choir, and a retirement community group. Wendy also co-leads the CV Pop-Up Choir, a fun-focused one night, one pop song, all-ages drop-in choir. As a performer, Wendy sings as a soloist and with the vocal jazz quartet, Swing Set.  She enjoys serving on the boards of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council and the BC Choral Federation.  Wendy runs Choral Valley, a business that provides Choral Retreat, Festival, and Workshop offerings in the Comox Valley.

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Farewell to Nova Scotia    arr. by Wendy Nixon Stothert  
Canadian folk song


SSAA a cappella    $2.35    CP 1525 
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:25

The arrangement of this timeless classic Canadian folksong was created for the Canadian Military Wives Choir in Comox, an ensemble of formidable women who originate from all parts of Canada, including Nova Scotia.     This song tells the story of a man who adores his homeland and family, but is being called away to war. The beckoning drums and the sound of the waves can be heard. There are solo or small group opportunities in this lilting, upbeat setting.