Our Favourite Singers is a new six-episode video series featuring Dr. Mike Daley (The 1970s in Seventy Songs, The Beatles and Their World, The Classic Albums Vol. 1) and musician Jill Daley. Mike and Jill presented How Music Works last fall and now with Our Favourite Singers, you'll learn about great vocalists from the worlds of rock, opera, soul music and more, and what makes them special. Each lecture is prerecorded and will be released on six successive Monday mornings, after which point you can watch them at any time.
How it works:
Each Monday beginning on March 29 and continuing for six weeks, you will receive an email with a link to a prerecorded video lecture being released that week. The videos are hosted on Vimeo.com and all you need do is click the link - there is no need to join Vimeo. You can view the video at any time as many times as you like, pausing and restarting as needed. The videos are viewable on a computer, tablet or phone, just like a YouTube video.
When you purchase the series through Eventbrite, please give the email address that you use regularly - Mike will be sending the links to the email address that you provide. If you have any questions or problems, please email Mike at email@example.com.
Prerecorded video lecture release dates:
March 29: When you purchase the series, you will receive an email containing a link to the first lecture. Afterwards, you will receive emails on the following Monday mornings with the new links as they come out.
Lecture 1: 1 hour 34 minutes
Featured: Fritz Wunderlich, Sam Cooke
Also: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding
April 5: You will receive an email from Mike with a link to Lecture 2. You can watch this video at any time from this point.
Lecture 2: 1 hour 13 minutes
Featured: Andy Williams, Amy Winehouse
Also: Edith Piaf, George Michael, Connie Francis, Sam Smith
April 12: You will receive an email from Mike with a link to Lecture 3. You can watch this video at any time from this point.
Lecture 3: 1 hour 7 minutes
Featured: Elly Ameling, John Lennon
Also: Marian Anderson, Barrett Strong
April 19: You will receive an email from Mike with a link to Lecture 4. You can watch this video at any time from this point.
Lecture 4: 1 hour 41 minutes
Featured: Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury
Also: Dolly Parton, Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Callea
April 26: You will receive an email from Mike with a link to Lecture 5. You can watch this video at any time from this point.
Lecture 5: 1 hour 41 minutes
Featured: Angela Gheorghiu, Howlin' Wolf, Mattie May Thomas, A.W. Nix
May 3: You will receive an email from Mike with a link to Lecture 6. You can watch this video at any time from this point.
Lecture 6: 1 hour 52 minutes
Featured: Luciano Pavarotti, Father Seraphim, Frank Sinatra
Also: Anna Moffo, Ella Fitzgerald
Remember - if you fall behind in watching the lectures, the links will not expire. You can catch up when you have time.