Jeanine Noyes

The Last Song You Forgot

Dear Friends,

I grew up in a house full of music. My mom sang and played hymns in performance and—well, all the time.

Then she began to forget. First it was the little things, and eventually it was how to feed herself and how to put one foot in front of the other. But she kept playing the piano, as though somehow that was her body's home base…until finally, the hymns disappeared too, one by one, until there was just one—one hymn she played over and over.

The Last Song You Forgot is my new project built around those old songs and hymns, to honour my mother, to explore the music that shaped me, to hear old songs in new ways.

There'll be an album first, and a stage show too, showcasing the music with a full band and the stories that give context to this music.

Imago, an arts network with charitable status, has taken on my project, which allows me to raise funding with tax-deductible receipting.

My goal is to raise $9,500 by January 31 to start recording. I will need to raise $18,000 by the fall to complete the project.

Will you become a partner with me in creating this work?

As a special thank you:

If you have any questions or just want to hear more, please contact me.

To Donate

Online

canadahelps.org/en/charities/imago/
Be sure to select “The Last Song You Forgot” — Jeanine Noyes in the drop-down menu called APPLY YOUR DONATION TO A SPECIFIC FUND SET UP BY THIS CHARITY

By Mail

Make cheques payable to Imago with “The Last Song You Forgot” in the subject line. Mail to:

Imago
630 Indian Road
Toronto, ON
M6P 2C6

Thank you! I can't wait to get started.

Jeanine Noyes

Jeanine and her mom

Photo: Hannah Roth