“Why Can’t We”, performed by the Tune Up & Sing Out Virtual Chorus

This past April, the NSCF partnered with the Robbie Songs Project and the Canadian Chamber Choir to bring you a new set of workshops, Tune Up & Sing Out. This program brought together choristers from across the country to freshen up their vocal technique and to participate in a virtual choir performance. The workshop culminated with a virtual choir performance of “Why Can’t We” by the Tune Up & Sing Out Virtual Chorus and members of the Canadian Chamber Choir.
“Why Can’t We” was written and originally performed by Naming the Twins, a folk duo consisting of Kathleen Glauser and the late Robbie Smith. Since his passing, Kathleen has spearheaded the Robbie Songs Project, an effort to memorialize Robbie Smith’s music through the creation of new choral arrangements of his work. This led to the creation of Donna Rhodenizer’s arrangement of “Why Can’t We”. Donna’s arrangement can be loaned from the NSCF lending library or purchased through Cypress Choral:
Or to learn more about the Robbie Songs Project, visit the Naming the Twins website: