At Times Like This was created during the COVID-19 pandemic. I recorded this original choral work with a virtual choir in the spring. It is dedicated to the front line workers in the pandemic. Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s prestigious Heath Officer, described it as “truly beautiful” and thanked me for brightening her day. The choristers and pianist recorded their parts remotely to a guide track. The tracks were sent by email and meticulously edited. Next I created the following video on the theme of friendship and support during the pandemic.
As of Jan. 2021, the video has been viewed close to 1600 times. The CBC show White Coat, Black Art featured At Times Like This on Dec. 26, in their final show of 2020: White Coat Black Art on Dec 26, 2020. The song emerges now and then up to the end of the show and works nicely to bring the show to a positive ending after such a challenging year in health care.