Song for a Winter's Night

Sara McLachlan: Song for a Winter's Night

Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda

artist:  Sarah McLachlan

songwriter:  Gordon Lightfoot

date released:  1967 by Gordon Lightfoot, 2006 by Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan was born and adopted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968. As a young child, she took lessons in classical piano and guitar as well as voice lessons.  She completed high school and one year at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before she decided to move to Vancouver.

It was on the West Coast in 1988 that McLachlan began her recording career with the album containing the hit single 'Vox'. 

McLachlan's career would culminate in twenty-one Juno Award nominations and eight awards.  She has also won three prestigious Grammy Awards.  In 1999, she was appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada by then Governor-General, Adrienne Clarkson.  In 2001, she was inducted into the Order of British Columbia.

In more recent years, McLachlan opened her philanthropic heart by performing for free benefit concerts for tsunami victims relief.  In addition, she founded the Sarah McLachlan Musical Outreach Choir & Percussion Ensemble for inner city at-risk youth.  She also is an avid supporter of the ASPCA and animal welfare where she filmed a two-minute advertisement with her song, 'Angel'.  It raised 30 million dollars for the ASPCA.