The Free Range Singers are Back This Fall!
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 September 23, with evening meetings: Tuesday evenings 7-8:30 at the UU Church.
Fall 2014 will comprise a sixteen-week session with a culminating concert event: Sept. 23 to Jan. 20. (Two weeks off at the holidays.)
We will be singing new material for our MLK Day Concert Event, a few favorite songs from previous seasons, and new, quick-to-learn part songs, rounds, and sing-alongs. We will have two performances, on Jan. 19 and 20 at 7pm at the UU Church of Davis. The events will be a fundraiser for a local cause, and will include participation of the UU Sparks Choir as well as additional local performers.
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.
--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: $8-$12 per rehearsal or as you are able. $125-$195 for the season, or $65-$100/8-week half, or $32-$48/month for three months. Scholarships available. Nobody misses out on Free Range Singing because of money!