Masterclass Video Of The Day: The Christmas Can Can By Straight No Chaser

Special thanks to one of my readers, ReReader, for sending me this hilarious and exceptionally well-performed music by Straight No Chaser.

You can visit their YouTube.Com page here. But, until then enjoy the video below.  It is a guaranteed “day -brightener“.

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

14 Responses to “Masterclass Video Of The Day: The Christmas Can Can By Straight No Chaser”

  1. Awww. What fun! Thanks, MCL!!


  2. Definitely smiling now! Thanks MCL – ReReader


  3. That was great! Thanks, MCL!


  4. This isn’t about this thread, but I really wanted to post it somewhere here.

    David Archuleta is currently on his own Christmas tour. During the two Salt Lake City shows, he sang “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (which is a duet on his album) with none other than his mother Lupe! Besides the great vocals from both of them, the interaction between them is priceless.

    First show (11-24-09)

    Second show (11-25-09)

    MCL – I would LOVE to know what you think of these performances, including Lupe’s vocals. Maybe this can be the next blog topic?!


  5. Forgive me, but here are some more David Archuleta masterpieces. He song with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra on November 27, 2009. He performed Christmas carols as well as other songs. I will post three of my personal favorites.

    Fields of Gold – I really hope he records this song sometime. I thought you should hear this one in particular, MCL.

    Ave Maria – Beyond words!

    Crush – Never thought I’d hear an orchestra arrangement of this. Amazing rendition, especially the ending.

    So there you have it, and there are links to more on I would LOVE if you would review these three, MCL. Another blog topic, lol. No pressure though. ENJOY!


  6. I meant he “sang” with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Soorry for the typo.


  7. And then I make another on the woed sorry. LOL!


  8. Well, just forget all the typos. This is getting hilarious!


  9. Kirsten – you are hilarious! I would do the same thing, though. I can’t stand typos – drives me nuts!


  10. And thank you for adding the links to David’s performances. I look forward to seeing them and I will review them if time permits – possibly next week.


  11. MCL – I will look forward to your reviews, but most of all enjoy listening to these gems. I’m sorry about all thw typos and my five comments in a row because of them. Originally there was only one error I wanted to correct and in correcting it I made more…very frustrating. I realized last night I didn’t have to correct anything, but I’m really a perfectionist. Sometimes it kills me!


  12. Straight No Chaser now has an animated video of the same song up–love it!



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