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 Sept. 20, with evening meetings: Tuesday evenings 7-8:30 at the UU Church. 

Fall 2016: Songs of Healing and Encouragement will comprise a six-week session, open to drop in participation as well as committed singers, with optional performances in the local community:

--Singing somewhere in public on World Singing Day-- Sat., Oct. 22, 2016

--Performing for residents of The Carlton retirement community-- date/time TBD.

--Day of the Dead Festivities at the Davis Cemetery on Oct. 23, 2016

--Singing a song at the Village Homes Performers' Circle on Mon. Oct. 24

This session will feature Celtic harp by Susan Coppock!


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: $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!



The Free Range Singers will soon begin a soothing session of singing songs of healing and encouragement, with the added element of HARP accompaniment by Susan Coppock. The 6-week session is open to all singers, new and experienced, committed and drop-in, and will include optional performances at 2 or 3 public locations and events, including the Day of the Dead festivities at the Davis Cemetery on October 23.

Suggested donation $10-$15 per rehearsal or as you are able. No one turned away for lack of funds. Tuesdays 7-8:30PM, Sept. 20-Oct. 25 at the UU Church of Davis.


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! 

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