Back for the Holidays
December 15, 2021
After a season and a half of online rehearsals and video performances, the Eagan Women of Note are “Back for the Holidays.” Celebrate EWON’s return to live choral performances with a fun and festive concert of your holiday favorites.
Enjoy the video of our spring concert, which includes a special farewell to Taylor.
Many thanks to ETV for their recording work.
How Can I Keep From Singing
Released May 24, 2021
"How Can I Keep From Singing?" is an American folksong originally composed by American Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry as a Christian hymn. A version of the song recorded by Pete Seeger made the song well known in the folk revival of the 1960s, although much of the Christian wording was omitted or modified. The song is frequently, though erroneously, cited as a traditional Quaker or Shaker hymn, but Quakers did not permit congregational singing in worship until after the American Civil War. Hearing it in social activist circles of the nineteen-fifties endeared the song to many contemporary Quakers, who have since adopted it as a sort of anthem.
Arranged by Neil Ginsberg
Performed by the Eagan Women of Note
Rhythm of Life
Released May 3, 2021
We are pleased to present our recording of "Rhythm of Life", featuring our members, and their friends and families.
Whistle Down the Wind
Released April 12, 2021
I'll Paint You a Rainbow
Released March 15, 2021
For the Beauty of the Earth
Released February 22, 2021
O Holy Night
Released December 22, 2020
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël) was written to celebrate the renovation of the church organ in Roquemaure, France, at the end of 1843. In 1847, at the request of the parish priest, poet Placide Cappeau wrote the Christmas poem Minuit, chrétiens (Midnight, Christians) which was set to music by composer Adolphe Adam (composer of the ballet Giselle). In 1855 John Sullivan Dwight, a Unitarian minister, wrote the English lyrics that are sung in O Holy Night.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Released December 7, 2020
The song was written by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne Baker in October 1962. The lyrics were a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Although the Harry Simeone Chorale originally recorded the song (and sold over a quarter-million copies in 1962 alone), Bing Crosby made it a worldwide smash hit with his 1963 recording.
Released November 14, 2020
Blue Skies is a happy, upbeat song written by Irving Berlin in 1926 for the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy. It became an instant hit, reaching the charts six times that year. The song has been recorded by hundreds of singers from Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland to Diana Krall and Rod Stewart, as well as big bands such as Benny Goodman and Count Basie. It crossed genres when it was recorded as a country music song by Willie Nelson. Blue Skies has been featured in many movies including one of the first talkies, The Jazz Singer with Al Jolson. Other films are Blue Skies, White Christmas, The Aviator and two Star Trek movies, the latest being 2020’s Star Trek: Picard.
America the Beautiful
Released October 24, 2020
Honoring our vets and those who serve at home and abroad.
May 17th, 2020 the Eagan Women of Note would've performed our 20th Anniversary concert, but we had to postpone it. This song was planned to be the last EWON sang for the event. Having invited alumnae to join us, it was to serve as the end cap to a celebratory performance and as a benediction to all who listened. Today, although we cannot sing in-person, we sing together at home through this virtual choir. As you watch and listen, will you celebrate with us 20 years of singing together as women and giving music to our community? Here's to song!
"My Way Back Home" by Jay Althouse. Performed by members of the Eagan Women of Note:
Mary Coy, Denise Hennigar, Meg Jacot, Amanda Monn, Julie Murphy,
Doris Myhand, Lynn Olson, and Robin Roup
This was EWON's first attempt making a virtual choir.
This song was also going to be performed at their 20th Anniversary concert on May 17th.
Eagan TV is kind enough to record our twice yearly concerts and air them on ETV. Below are links to past concerts.