The Free Range Singers are Back This Fall!

 

We will continue to fulfill our three-part mission through fun, social singing:

WHOLE COMMUNITY

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. 

WHOLE SELF

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.

WHOLE RANGE

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 March 15, with evening meetings: Tuesday evenings 7-8:30 at the UU Church. 

Spring 2016 will comprise a twelve-week session, open to drop in participation as well as committed singers, with optional performances in the local community:

--Winters Youth Day Parade April 30 

--Whole Earth Festival May 6-8 (time TBD)

This session will include marching, body percussion, hand percussion, and other fun elements to add into our parade experience! With support from veteral marcher Linda Birse.


 


This 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: $8-$12 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!

 
 

FREE RANGE SINGERS POSTPONED! Starts March 15

The Free Range Singers will soon begin a fun session of singing with the added elements of MARCHING, body percussion, and handheld percussion instruments. The 12-week session is open to all singers, new and experienced, committed and drop-in, and will include optional performances at 2 or 3 public parades and events, including the Winters Youth Day Parade on April 30.

Suggested donation $8-$12 per rehearsal or as you are able. No one turned away for lack of funds. Tuesdays 7-8:30PM, Mar. 15-May 31 at the UU Church of Davis.

THE GRASSROOTS THRIVED at MLK 2016

Singers from the Free Range Singers & the UU Sparks Choir and the local community teamed up with Rita Hosking to celebrate MLK Day with a community singing event, Where the Grassroots Grow on Jan. 17 & 18 at the UU Church of Davis. This inspiring event raised $3,680 for grassroots organization Davis Community Meals. The event was supported by the UU Church and by singer donations. Local grassroots radio station KDRT also hosted a table at the event and took some great photos. Thanks to all who participated and who attended for making it a success! 

SPARKS CHOIR ACCEPTS NEW SINGERS

The UU Sparks Choir rehearses Thursdays  7:15-9:00PM in the UU Church of Davis Sanctuary, and performs every other Sunday from September through June.

All voices welcome. This is a fun family of devoted singers, and you can be part of it!

Contact me with any questions or concerns: 530-848-4812

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