The Free Range Singers are Back This Spring!
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 March 3, with evening meetings: Tuesday evenings 7-8:30 at the UU Church.
Spring 2015 will comprise a fourteen-week session, open to drop in participation as well as committed singers, with small performances in the local community: March 3 to June 2. (One week off at Spring Break: Mar 24.)
We will be singing new and familiar material and our performance opportunities include:
March 7 Climate Conference: come serenade conference goers with a few songs at their lunch break, then help lead a big sing-along finish to the day's events. More info: http://www.cooldavis.org/2015/01/19/interfaith-climate-conference-moral-ground/
May 17 Celebration of Life at Davis Cemetery/Arboretum: sing a few songs to celebrate the trees!
May 25 Village Homes Performers' Circle-- featured act! A half hour of performance and participation songs with a friendly Village Homes crowd.
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. This may not be distributed until closer to the end of the season.
--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. $110-$165 for the season, or $35-$55/month for three months. No one turned away for lack of funds.