Welcome to Renate's Baton. This blog is mostly for and about my choir, The York Region Community Choir.

But, While I'm holding the baton, I'm in charge. So, if I want to talk about other parts of my life, I will. :)

The choir itself is a community and I'm discovering that we have a lot in common with one another besides our love of music and singing.

When I go off on a tangent, there is always a crowd coming along. Join us!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Main Street, Newmarket

Just in time for Canada Day, Harry has made the move to Main Street Realty in Newmarket!

We love our great country and we love our hometown. We can't wait to join in the Canada Day celebrations- as we do every year- on Main Street and in Fairy Lake and now in Riverwalk Commons too!

We love our home in Newmarket, and are both active in this community. The Main Street name resonates with us because Main Street, Newmarket is where the spirit of the town resides. Walking or driving down Main Street always feels special.

When you're thinking about buying or selling a house in Newmarket, or anywhere in York Region and the GTA, talk to Harry Naghavi at Main Street Realty in Newmarket.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

One In A Million

Hello Everyone,
We were just talking about how the choir is a community, and really more like a big family, at our last performance. We were all proud and happy when Jonathan sailed through his performance of Love Changes Everything and nailed the challenging last notes.
We love our choir and celebrate when one of us does well and mourn together when someone suffers a loss.
I had an email from Elliot, former Tenor and friend of Karen and her dad, Bill. I felt his pride and had to share it here with you. It feels great when one of us does well, even in our extended family.

Dear friends and family,
> My son, Ron Fromstein, is fortunate to have his first musical, ONE IN A
> MILLION (a micromusical) running at the Toronto Fringe from July 6-16.
> It is the story of four very different sperm on a quest to the egg, who
> may or may not be all they imagined. Direction and choreography are by
> Steve Morel, who directed the original Fringe production of the Tony-award
> winning The Drowsy Chaperone.
> I hope you will be able to make it to a performance! I will probably be seeing several performances and would enjoy sharing the occasion with you.
> All performances take place at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
> (formerly known as the Bathurst St. Theatre)
> 736 Bathurst Street (west side, south of Bloor)
> The show runs 60 minutes
> Toronto Fringe Festival Performances:
> Friday July 6 8:45 PM
> Saturday July 7 1:45 PM
> Sunday July 8 10:30 PM
> Tuesday July 10 3:15 PM
> Thursday July 12 7:30 PM
> Friday July 13 3:30 PM
> Sunday July 15 12:00 PM

Congratulations, Elliot! We share in your pride over your son's musical!

Yours in harmony,