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MasterclassLady And Mickey Say Happy Fourth Of July


To all my neighbors to the South, especially my loyal readers, I would like to wish you a very Happy Independence Day. July 4th is a time to celebrate and reflect on the wonderful lifestyle we enjoy in this great land of freedom and opportunity.

It also is a time to reflect on and pray for those less fortunate – those suffering from extreme illness, poverty or abandonment.

Hopefully, with time and diligent effort, we can all work together to create unity and harmony, not only throughout North America, but also throughout the world.

  • Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world
  • You may say that I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

    LYRICS: JOHN LENNON

  • Watch and listen to David Archuleta perform this beautiful rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine”:

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

4 Responses to “MasterclassLady And Mickey Say Happy Fourth Of July”

  1. funny,
    I was listening his top 20 performance (over and over) on YouTube before coming to check out your site…..nice to be in good company.

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  2. MCL: thank you for the Mickey Mouse greeting on this July 4th! I also appreciate your comments about us North Americans focusing on the less fortunate. And, in that regard, I am posting this video of your compatriot Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s talk to the United Nations in 1992.

    Out of the mouths of babes….

    More info about Severn Suzuki:
    http://www.yorku.ca/alumni/alumnimatters/april-04/severn.html

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  3. Nice to see you, Findacure! I love both renditions of David’s “Imagine”.

    Thanks for stopping by!:)

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  4. Wow…i just got chills listening to this–that has never happened to me!

    I love this kid!!

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