As previously stated, after this year Hedreich will be based in Texas and will commute to Switzerland for seminars, concerts and studio engagements. That news lent a sentimental note to the recent Glarner Inspirational Singers annual concerts. As they gave a nod to the last 13 years of choir history by including solos from former pianist Christian Menzi and even inviting singers from yester-year up to join the musical fun, the full house crowds clapped and sang along wherever they could. Since Hedreich likes to do interactive concerts, they sang lots and so the Advent season was ushered in with joy!
Imagine a perfect Fourth of July. A warm summer evening with people of all ages under an open sky dancing, singing, toe-tapping. Picture people of African, Asian, Hispanic, European and mostly–to a greater or lesser degree-of mixed racial descent all listening to a music born of that melting pot: Swing! The Olney Big Band played fiery renditions from some of America’s most beloved composers from the 30s 40s and 50s. Hedreich, the evening’s special guest, peppered OBB’s performance with her rendition of Lady is a Tramp. Her scat solo won her the hearts of the listeners. She rounded out the evening leading the audience in song with these words; “…let us all be grateful for a land so fair, as we lift our voices in a solemn prayer; God bless America, land that I love…” Happy Birthday America from the hedreich.com team.