Peace Forum Concert featuing Shari Ulrich
Meena Wong, Deb Martin, Shari Ulrich,
Ellen Woodsworth, and Shari's daughter Julia – all enjoy some moments
together after the concert – photo Todd Wong
The World Peace Forum featured performer Shari Ulrich who brought with
her the Note Bene Choir, whom she is a member of. The No Shit
Shirleys also performed, but we missed them because we were still at
the BC Book Prize soiree.
Shari performed a fabulous concert accompanied by her 15 year old
daughter Julia on violin + friend on piano. Next she brought up
the Note Bene Choir, and performed a few songs as a choir member.
Then… it was time for more Shari Ulrich. She told stories about
her songs, one of which was about her premature separation anxiety
about her daughter growing up and leaving home (which she hasn't
Shari grew up in San Francisco, and shared that after the student
deaths at Kent State due to protests against the Vietnam War and civil
unrest, she decided she couldn't handle it and decided to come to
Canada. In Canada she performed music with Rick Scott (another
ex-American) and Joe Mok, as the musical trio Pied Pumkin.
She also performed with Valdy and the Hometown Band.
Shari's final song was “Wherever You Go”, as the choir came back to
join her. It is my favorite Shari Ulrich song – the one that when
I hear it, I always say “I really like this song.”