Happy Canada Day
Amidst all that is happening in the world of 2020, we feel even more grateful to be living in Canada. Have a safe, healthy day.
To ring us in, here are brass section members of our beloved Vancouver Symphony Orchestra playing our national anthem. Performing from downtown Vancouver are: VSO musicians – from left to right in the video – Vince Vohradsky, Larry Knopp, Marcus Goddard, Peder MacLellan, Andrew Mee, and Brian Wendel.
‘O Canada was performed for the first time on June 24, 1880 on St. Jean Baptiste Day,’ the VSO write. ‘The music was written by Calixa Lavallée with French lyrics by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier, as an anthem for French Canadians to show their support of Confederation, and was originally titled “Chant National.”.. English lyrics written by Robert Stanley Weir were added in 1908, and the popularity of the tune grew across the country.’
Header Photo: Kyle D