Evening Hymns and First Snow Ducks

image of The Evening Hymns at the Gordon Best TheatreI went out last night, after working late, and was able to catch The Evening Hymns at the Gordon Best Theatre.image of The Evening Hymns at the Gordon Best Theatre

What a treat it was to hear them.

image of The Evening Hymns at the Gordon Best TheatreThe music is moody and reverent and Jonas Bonnetta’s lyrics are personal and often express his sense of place either in the landscape or among friends and family. His stage banter, story telling really, illuminated each song with a history of it’s origin.

image of Jonas Bonnetta of The Evening Hymns at the Gordon Best TheatreHe finished the night with a solo rendition of Spectral Dusk from the album of the same name.

image of Jonas Bonnetta of The Evening Hymns at the Gordon Best TheatreGo hear them play if you can. Emotional and compelling…

image of Jonas Boneta of The Evening Hymns at the Gordon Best Theatre… he had the audience rapt and hanging on each metered note and every quiet tone.

Speaking of quiet, the first snows fell this week.

image of ducks on the otonabee river at sunsetThis particular evening was chill and still and the water was like glass.

image of ducks on the otonabee river at sunsetExcept where the ducks created pools of ripples as they paddled…

image of duck on the otonabee river at sunset… or when the freezing breeze mottled the reflection of the sunset clouds.

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