Peterborough Singers perform virtual choir version of ‘Bobcaygeon’ in support of Pinecrest Nursing Home

The Tragically Hip's guitarist Paul Langois also participated in Canada-wide porch sing-along

Members of the Peterborough Singers perform a virtual arrangement of The Tragically Hip's "Bobcaygeon" on April 5, 2020 in in solidarity with Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, where 23 residents have died from COVID-19. (Screenshot)
Members of the Peterborough Singers perform a virtual arrangement of The Tragically Hip's "Bobcaygeon" on April 5, 2020 in in solidarity with Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, where 23 residents have died from COVID-19. (Screenshot)

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

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