On Canada Day (July 1st), the Festival Singers were sitting on a grassy area in front of Ottawa’s City Hall along with other Unisong singers waiting for the fireworks to begin behind Parliament. After one choir got up and sang one of their songs as an “opening act” for the pyrotechnics, our Festival Singers decided to follow their lead by hopping up and singing “Swingin’ with the Saints.” As the song came to an end, the fireworks went off behind the kids-as if on cue- and made for an unforgettable moment. Luckily for us, we got it on video! This video clip joins the action near the end of the song, and is less than a minute in length.
Even though this happened on Canada Day in Canada, we think it is something worth sharing in honor of our own Independence Day here in the U.S. tomorrow. We encourage everyone to send out this YouTube link as a 4th of July “e-card” of sorts to anyone who loves kids, music, or fireworks!
Have a safe and festive Independence Day, everyone!