"When you sing, you begin with 'ut, re, mi."
In his latest video, CBC Radio 2 host Tom Allen explains why we sing "do, re, mi" and not "ut, re, mi," as we did for 700 years before someone finally said “Ut, that’s so hard to sing.”
In a tribute to The Sound of Music, Allen tells the story along with a Julie Andrews look-alike, a mobile accordionist, a girls’ choir and a lot of bicycles.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video as well:
Host: Tom Allen
Accordionist: Joe Macerollo
Patricia O'Callaghan (Soprano)
Special thanks to Deb Piotrowski, Vera Justina and Marianne Chilco. Filmed at Bishop Strachan School, Toronto Ont.