This Spring, we continue to fulfill our three-part mission through fun, social singing:
If anyone wants to sing with us, we do our best to support and celebrate their participation, whether they have had years of music making or have been afraid to sing even in the shower.
We sing as a way to be present in our bodies, a way to be playful in spirit, a way to develop heartfelt connections with each other, and a way to keep our minds sharp as we grow and learn.
Our material comes from many sources, old and new, local and international, oral and written, and we seek to express the fullness of human emotion and experience in song.
This growing community chorus-experience will begin again the week of February 19, with evening meetings only: Tuesday evenings 7-8:30 at the UU Church.
Spring 2013 will include two six-week sessions:
Feb. 19 to March 26, and April 9 to May 14.
We will not be working on concert repertoire for a culminating event. More casual performances will occur in community as a part of local events-- dates, times and locations to be determined.
Laura Sandage will direct, with able assistance from Katie Henry.
All ages are welcome. Singing children must be accompanied by a singing adult.
This session of the Free Range Singers includes:
--Laura's ginger tea and snacks at every rehearsal!
--A packet of songs with lyrics and sheet music for each committed participant. For continuing singers, this will be a supplemental packet to add to what you already have from last session.
--Holiday vacation: no rehearsal the week of Spring Break: April 2.
--Singing to express your full range and free your true voice.
--All voices welcome-- no audition.
--Variety of repertoire-- music from many traditions, styles from playful to serious, simple to complex. Also featuring original songs and arrangements by Laura Sandage and Katie Henry. Much of our material will be learned by ear.
--Activities to build your musical skills and exercise your brain, body, and spirit.
--Suggested donation for each six-week session $50 to $75. Scholarships available. Nobody misses out on Free Range Singing because of money!