When Syd Birrell, artistic director of the Peterborough Singers, became aware of the “Sing Bobcaygeon From Your Front Porch” event on Sunday night (April 5), he decided the choir would participate — if only virtually.
The event was organized by Richard Kyle, a Bobcaygeon resident and rhythm guitarist of The Tragically Hits, a Tragically Hip tribute band.
Canadians across the country were encouraged to sing The Hip’s tune “Bobcaygeon” in solidarity with Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, where 23 residents have died from COVID-19 as of Monday (April 6).
VIDEO: Bobcaygeon Porch Sing in support of Pinecrest
Members of the Peterborough Singers participated virtually from the own homes, singing their own arrangement of “Bobcaygeon” by member David Geene, which was created for the choir’s Canadian Legends concert in February.
And it wasn’t just the Peterborough Singers who participated.
The Tragically Hip’s guitarist Paul Langlois also performed the tune (with his guitar) on Facebook Live.
Posted by Paul Langlois on Sunday, April 5, 2020