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Village SongCircle winter/spring session
January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Singing is our human birthright. In the modern era, we have outsourced music making to the “professionals” and it’s time we restored it to its rightful place at the heart of our community. There is no better or easier way for a group of people to feel deeply connected with each other than to sing together!
All singers aged 8 to 108 are welcome in the Village SongCircle. We are a group of island friends and neighbours who gather every Monday at Collins Hall to sing together for a couple of hours. We sing for joy, for fun, and for connection. Our repertoire is drawn from many cultures and styles: folk, chants, lullabies, rounds. The songs are easy to learn and taught mainly in the “call & response” oral tradition so there’s no need to read music. We don’t do public performances so there is no pressure to perfect anything. We believe that we are all perfectly good enough, just the way we are! The Village SongCircle is a member of the Ubuntu Choir Network, “a growing community of choirs who believe that the joy of singing is a universal birthright, and that together, regardless of musical background, we can help improve the world by joining voices in song.”
Many people mistakenly believe they can’t sing or have been told that their voice is not good enough. One of our goals in the Village SongCircle is to provide a healing space for anyone who feels that they’ve been negatively affected by hurtful messages they received regarding their voice. If you’re one of those people, or even if you’re just curious what we’re up to, come as our guest for a week or two to see if the SongCircle is the right fit for you. No obligation. If you decide to join, the fee is on a sliding scale from $75 – 150, or if money is tight, you are welcome to pay what you can when you can.