Dundas soprano honours our heroes

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

Dundas singer Sarena Paton kicks off a busy couple of months with a series of performances honoring veterans – continuing a tradition that’s close to her heart.

On Wednesday (Nov. 11), Ms. Paton will headline the sixth annual Honouring Our Heroes: A Remembrance Day Celebration at Hamilton Place.

She’ll perform songs from her 2007 album Remember – which features classic compositions dedicated to veterans including The White Cliffs of Dover and I’ll Be Seeing You, as well as selections from last year’s well-received classical crossover CD La Carissima.

That recording, released last spring, earned Ms. Paton two Hamilton Music Awards nominations for 2009. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on Dec. 6.

This year’s edition of the Remembrance Day event will be hosted by Connie Smith and Alex Reynolds, and include performances from the Hamilton Children’s Choir, Hamilton Police Pipe Band and the Toronto All Star Big Band.

“We try to bring people something new and fresh every year,” Ms. Paton said Tuesday, less than a day after returning home to Dundas from a trip to Mexico where she is arranging a tour for next year. “We’re pleased it’s gained strength and momentum.”

She has what appears on paper to be an exhausting list of performances and appearances leading up to the Honouring Our Heroes evening – all focused on remembering veterans from past wars and also honouring Canadian troops who serve in Afghanistan.

Today (Nov. 6), she performs at an afternoon luncheon and celebration hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada at Hamilton’s Warplane Heritage Museum. Monday morning, she’s scheduled to appear on CH Morning Live at 8 a. m. The next day, Tuesday, Nov. 10, Ms. Paton performs at a 10 a. m. Remembrance Day Service at the Federal Building on Bay Street, then appears on Connie Smith’s ‘Always Good News’ show on CTS at 5:30 p. m.

On Remembrance Day itself, Ms. Paton heads to a Queen’s Park ceremony in Toronto for 10 a. m., then returns for the 7:30 p. m. Honouring Our Heroes event at Hamilton Place.

“I think it has a much larger impact because there is a greater consciousness now,” she said of Remembrance Day.

Ms. Paton said people recognize and understand the sacrifice all veterans have made because they can see it right before their eyes today in Afghanistan.

“It makes it a more emotional event,” she said.

On Nov. 15, Ms. Paton performs at the Dundas Baptist Church’s 175th anniversary celebration. She said some members of the congregation follow her career and asked her to perform.

“I’m very honoured they would think of me. I’m happy to lend my voice to such an important day,” she said.

Hamilton Music Award nominations for Female Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the year are a boost to the Dundas soprano.

“Especially when what I do is different than mainstream rock or pop,” Ms. Paton said. “You’re never sure how you’re received. It tells me that the type of music I sing is a little more accepted. That’s a wonderful thing in the place you’ve lived for so many years.”

After the awards presentation on Dec. 6, she heads back to Mexico for a Dec. 10 performance.

Tickets to Honouring Our Heroes are available at the Hamilton Place box office. Veterans are admitted free.

For more information on Ms. Paton and her music, visit www.sarenapaton.com .

Dundas soprano honours our heroes

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

Dundas singer Sarena Paton kicks off a busy couple of months with a series of performances honoring veterans – continuing a tradition that’s close to her heart.

On Wednesday (Nov. 11), Ms. Paton will headline the sixth annual Honouring Our Heroes: A Remembrance Day Celebration at Hamilton Place.

She’ll perform songs from her 2007 album Remember – which features classic compositions dedicated to veterans including The White Cliffs of Dover and I’ll Be Seeing You, as well as selections from last year’s well-received classical crossover CD La Carissima.

That recording, released last spring, earned Ms. Paton two Hamilton Music Awards nominations for 2009. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on Dec. 6.

This year’s edition of the Remembrance Day event will be hosted by Connie Smith and Alex Reynolds, and include performances from the Hamilton Children’s Choir, Hamilton Police Pipe Band and the Toronto All Star Big Band.

“We try to bring people something new and fresh every year,” Ms. Paton said Tuesday, less than a day after returning home to Dundas from a trip to Mexico where she is arranging a tour for next year. “We’re pleased it’s gained strength and momentum.”

She has what appears on paper to be an exhausting list of performances and appearances leading up to the Honouring Our Heroes evening – all focused on remembering veterans from past wars and also honouring Canadian troops who serve in Afghanistan.

Today (Nov. 6), she performs at an afternoon luncheon and celebration hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada at Hamilton’s Warplane Heritage Museum. Monday morning, she’s scheduled to appear on CH Morning Live at 8 a. m. The next day, Tuesday, Nov. 10, Ms. Paton performs at a 10 a. m. Remembrance Day Service at the Federal Building on Bay Street, then appears on Connie Smith’s ‘Always Good News’ show on CTS at 5:30 p. m.

On Remembrance Day itself, Ms. Paton heads to a Queen’s Park ceremony in Toronto for 10 a. m., then returns for the 7:30 p. m. Honouring Our Heroes event at Hamilton Place.

“I think it has a much larger impact because there is a greater consciousness now,” she said of Remembrance Day.

Ms. Paton said people recognize and understand the sacrifice all veterans have made because they can see it right before their eyes today in Afghanistan.

“It makes it a more emotional event,” she said.

On Nov. 15, Ms. Paton performs at the Dundas Baptist Church’s 175th anniversary celebration. She said some members of the congregation follow her career and asked her to perform.

“I’m very honoured they would think of me. I’m happy to lend my voice to such an important day,” she said.

Hamilton Music Award nominations for Female Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the year are a boost to the Dundas soprano.

“Especially when what I do is different than mainstream rock or pop,” Ms. Paton said. “You’re never sure how you’re received. It tells me that the type of music I sing is a little more accepted. That’s a wonderful thing in the place you’ve lived for so many years.”

After the awards presentation on Dec. 6, she heads back to Mexico for a Dec. 10 performance.

Tickets to Honouring Our Heroes are available at the Hamilton Place box office. Veterans are admitted free.

For more information on Ms. Paton and her music, visit www.sarenapaton.com .

Dundas soprano honours our heroes

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

Dundas singer Sarena Paton kicks off a busy couple of months with a series of performances honoring veterans – continuing a tradition that’s close to her heart.

On Wednesday (Nov. 11), Ms. Paton will headline the sixth annual Honouring Our Heroes: A Remembrance Day Celebration at Hamilton Place.

She’ll perform songs from her 2007 album Remember – which features classic compositions dedicated to veterans including The White Cliffs of Dover and I’ll Be Seeing You, as well as selections from last year’s well-received classical crossover CD La Carissima.

That recording, released last spring, earned Ms. Paton two Hamilton Music Awards nominations for 2009. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on Dec. 6.

This year’s edition of the Remembrance Day event will be hosted by Connie Smith and Alex Reynolds, and include performances from the Hamilton Children’s Choir, Hamilton Police Pipe Band and the Toronto All Star Big Band.

“We try to bring people something new and fresh every year,” Ms. Paton said Tuesday, less than a day after returning home to Dundas from a trip to Mexico where she is arranging a tour for next year. “We’re pleased it’s gained strength and momentum.”

She has what appears on paper to be an exhausting list of performances and appearances leading up to the Honouring Our Heroes evening – all focused on remembering veterans from past wars and also honouring Canadian troops who serve in Afghanistan.

Today (Nov. 6), she performs at an afternoon luncheon and celebration hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada at Hamilton’s Warplane Heritage Museum. Monday morning, she’s scheduled to appear on CH Morning Live at 8 a. m. The next day, Tuesday, Nov. 10, Ms. Paton performs at a 10 a. m. Remembrance Day Service at the Federal Building on Bay Street, then appears on Connie Smith’s ‘Always Good News’ show on CTS at 5:30 p. m.

On Remembrance Day itself, Ms. Paton heads to a Queen’s Park ceremony in Toronto for 10 a. m., then returns for the 7:30 p. m. Honouring Our Heroes event at Hamilton Place.

“I think it has a much larger impact because there is a greater consciousness now,” she said of Remembrance Day.

Ms. Paton said people recognize and understand the sacrifice all veterans have made because they can see it right before their eyes today in Afghanistan.

“It makes it a more emotional event,” she said.

On Nov. 15, Ms. Paton performs at the Dundas Baptist Church’s 175th anniversary celebration. She said some members of the congregation follow her career and asked her to perform.

“I’m very honoured they would think of me. I’m happy to lend my voice to such an important day,” she said.

Hamilton Music Award nominations for Female Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the year are a boost to the Dundas soprano.

“Especially when what I do is different than mainstream rock or pop,” Ms. Paton said. “You’re never sure how you’re received. It tells me that the type of music I sing is a little more accepted. That’s a wonderful thing in the place you’ve lived for so many years.”

After the awards presentation on Dec. 6, she heads back to Mexico for a Dec. 10 performance.

Tickets to Honouring Our Heroes are available at the Hamilton Place box office. Veterans are admitted free.

For more information on Ms. Paton and her music, visit www.sarenapaton.com .