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!



The Free Range Singers & the UU Sparks Choir are teaming up to celebrate MLK Day with a community singing event, Many Waters Cannot Quench Love! Two shows this year: Jan. 19 & 20 at 7:00pm at the UU Church of Davis. This inspiring event will raise funds for local youth-empowering Acme Theater Company, who will also perform. Suggested donation $5-$20 at the door, all funds going to Acme. 


September 12-14 was a rich experience with guest artist Laurence Cole --singers from all over joined in a weekend of singing in community! Funds were raised for the UUCD Green Sanctuary Committee. A delicious farm meal was shared thanks to Pacific Star Gardens organic farm and local chef Debra Chase. Community singing touched the hearts of Davis Farmers Market visitors, residents at St. John's Retirement Village, and of the singers themselves! Songs were shared in worship at the UU Church of Davis and seeds of new songs sprouted at the songwriting workshop after church. Thanks to all who participated!



The UU Sparks Choir rehearses Thursdays  7:15-9:00PM in the UU Church of Davis Sanctuary, and performs three Sundays per month at the 11:15 service.

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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