The Free Range Singers are Back This Winter!
We will 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 Jan. 2, with and intensive rehearsal session of 8 evening meetings, followed by a dress rehearsal and two performances.We start Monday evening Jan. 2, 7-8:30 at the UU Church.
MLK 2017: Power of Healing will raise funds for Empower Yolo, an organization that promotes safe, healthy, and resilient communities in Yolo County.
--Rehearsals at the UU Church from 7-8:30 Jan. 2-5, then 7-9 PM Jan. 9-12.
--Dress Rehearsal Sat. Jan. 14, 10-1. Performances Jan. 15 at 2 PM and Jan. 16 at 7 PM.
--Suggested singer donation to participate $90-$135, or as you are able.
--All donations collected at the concert go straight to Empower Yolo.
This session will feature indigenous instrumental textures by sound healer René Jenkins, and hopefully Celtic harp by Susan Coppock!
The soothing repertoire will include a number of works by Laura Sandage, and an opportunity to go deeper with familiar FRS songs. See the FRS Member Info Page for details!
Every session of the Free Range Singers includes:
--Laura's ginger tea and snacks at every rehearsal!
--Website support in the form of rehearsal recordings, videos, printable sheet music or lyrics, and more. If you need a printed packet of songs, please let me know.
--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 or other local songwriters. Much of our material will be learned by ear.
--Activities to build your musical skills and exercise your brain, body, and spirit.
--Suggested donation: $10-$15 per rehearsal or as you are able. Contribute on a schedule that suits you, in an amount that suits you. No one misses choir because of money!