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O’ Canada is a new CD by Sister Dorothy, featuring eight original arrangements of Canada’s national anthem, all recorded live. Her unique versions include English, French, Cree, Ojibwe, flute, classical guitar, electric guitar and steel drum.The Manitoba Arts Council is pleased to announce that Sister Dorothy will be in residence at Ste. Rose du Lac from March 5 to 9, 2012, as part of the Artists in the Schools Program. She will also be in residence at Glenelm School in Winnipeg from April 23 to 27, and at Gods River School from April 30 to June 1.

Sister Dorothy has been busy recording and just released her latest project. International Woman contains eight original songs, and four renaissance lute songs from the 1600’s. The CD launch party takes place Sunday, December 19 at James A. Richardson International Airport, in the second floor food court.

The MTS TV series called The Artist Next Door featured Sister Dorothy as their artist in Elmwood. Check out the interview with Sister Dorothy here.

Upcoming workshops are taking place this winter in God’s Lake Narrows, Poplar River, Deloraine, Melita and Strathclair. Artist residencies in 2010/2011 are in the works for Deloraine, Melita and Strathclair. Visit the Events pages for more info.

Sister Dorothy recently returned from Jamaica, where she had the honour of representing Canada at the International Women’s Day Celebrations in Kingston, Jamaica. Special thanks to the Canadian High Commission and the Jamaican Women’s Bureau for sponsoring her performance. She wrote a new song especially for the event. Students at the Negril All Age School also enjoyed a special peformance. Videos coming soon!

Workshops took place during the spring of 2010 in Miniota, Poplar River and Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba.

Sister Dorothy coordinated the Guitar Program at the International Music Camp, North Dakota, USA from July 11-17, 2010, working with students from age 13 to adult.

Kernlieder is Sister Dorothy’s seventh CD, featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of Mennonite Brethren ‘roots’ music. Includes hits by Martin Luther and Beethoven.

In October 2009, Sister Dorothy participated as Artist-in-Residence at Ministic School in Gods Lake Narrows, and also in Poplar River, Manitoba.
Brand New Video Featuring Sagkeeng High School Students production of “I Wonder Why
and Upcoming Artist Residencies at Sagkeeng First Nation, Cross Lake First Nation, Poplar River First Nation , Prawda