International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield led a high-tech concert Monday, joining thousands of young voices from around the world — with his own voice from space.
Students, musicians and other participants across Canada and as far away as Singapore and Australia sang along with Hadfield, belting outISS — Is Somebody Singing?, the song Hadfield co-wrote with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, to celebrate the ninth edition Music Monday, an annual celebration put on by the Coalition for Music Education.
This year, the event was a partnership with CBC Music and the Canadian Space Agency.
While the shape of Monday didn’t allow us to join into the live singalong synced up with Commander Hadfield and the International Space Station, Gleneagle’s Concert Choir was able to offer our voices to “Is Somebody Singing,” one of the first “space-faring songs.”
Enjoy these archived recordings from a great night at Gleneagle Music benefiting Doctors without Borders.
Big props to Chris on vocals and lead guitar, Clayton on piano and backup vocals, Jaydon & Dakota leading our rhythm section, and the #IntroGuitar players that dutifully covered this Beatles classic this week.
Concert Band performing John Higgins’ “Regenesis (Song of the Planet),” a musical composition depicting the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, at the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, California.