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Leora Joy Perrie is an accomplished singer and musical theatre performer.  She has performed across Canada and the US, in both concert and theatre settings, with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus, the Regina Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Calgary, The National Arts Centre, Globe Theatre, Persephone Theatre, and the Vancouver Chamber Choir.  Leora is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York City, and holds her Associate in Vocal Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.  She finds so much joy in performing and sharing her music that she is constantly diversifying and practicing her craft in order to follow her passion.

Shall I Compare Thee?

by Leora Joy Perrie

SATB a cappella – KH 092 – duration 4:35

Exquisite poetry with music to match; Leora’s rendition of a famous Shakespeare poem comes to life. Listen to the beautiful recording by the Canadian Chamber Choir (one of Canada’s finest choirs).

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
    So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
    So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.






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