Pamela sang in several of Canada’s top chamber choirs: The Cantata Singers of Ottawa, the Halifax Camerata Singers, Vancouver’s Vivaldi Chamber Choir with whom she went on tour to Mexico and to Prague. She was also a member or director of various community choirs, notably her own InChoiring Minds in Vancouver, was a section leader in various church choirs, directed a children’s church choir in Perth, and probably others that I don’t know about! She was also generally talented at getting people to sing along at an event or party.
(It all started when she was 5 and I was 7. You had to be 7 to join the Junior Choir at church. She learned all the songs from me, but it left her with a yearning to be in the choir herself.)
So it’s not surprising that a lot of Pam’s songs, whether sacred or secular, seem destined for choirs to sing. I’ve identified some likely ones, which you will find lower on this page.
Some are secular, some are particularly Christian (from her days working with a junior choir), and a lot are “spiritual but not religious”.
If you are a choir director or arranger, I invite you to make arrangements of any of these songs that appeal to you.
If you would like to share the arrangements and recordings, please contact me. I hope to publish a book of Pamela’s songs and would be pleased to include arrangements by others.
I may be able to provide you with a digital score. Pam wrote out a few in Sibelius and other programs, and I use MuseScore to transcribe from her manuscripts.