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Acapellaboratory

in Vancouver
directed by Patti Powell
patpow986@gmail.com | 604-254-0891

Come together and make something bigger than just the turn of rhythm, harmony and words. Singing can change the world. We’ll sing acapella music of all cultures, sacred and not-so-sacred.

“We offer warm, communal and fun-loving times. Families welcome.”

Please e-mail or call for information regarding this season’s schedule.

Accidental Harmony

in Texada Island
directed by Maggie Timms CCLT 2011
timms@twincomm.ca | 604-486-0274 and 604-483-1256

Accidental Harmony is an all-inclusive, non-auditioned choir taught orally by call-and-response using songs and chants from many traditions and cultures. All levels of experience are welcome and reading sheet music is not required. We strive to create a friendly and safe environment in which to explore and nurture our voices. Although we are not a formal performance choir, we may perform from time to time for fundraising in order to support causes dear to us. This is on a volunteer basis only, and no one will be pressured to perform. Members are encouraged to bring along visiting relatives and friends to share in the magic we create together. The mood is comfortable, supportive, non-judgemental and fun! Our fee structure includes a sliding scale discount and various levels of scholarship for those who need them to ensure that no one is ever turned away for lack of money. Fees pro-rated for late starters. Sign up any time. All voices are welcome to share in the joy and enchantment of creating beautiful harmony together.

Annapolis Morning Song Circle (AM Song Circle)

in Annapolis
directed by Elizabeth Melvin CCLT - 2010
contact@thefreedomchoir.com | 410-271-5687
http://thefreedomchoir.com/

The AM Song Circle meets for an hour every Wednesday through-out the year.

Elizabeth teaches easy, quick songs from around the world in an informal atmosphere of camaraderie and good spirits.

No audition, no experience required, just a desire to raise your voice in glorious harmonies with a small group of dedicated singers.  $10 suggested donation per week.

Beatboard

in Victoria
directed by Mike Sheehan CCLT 2004-05
mikesheehan@beatboard.org | 250-381-6453
http://www.beatboard.org

The Beatboard is a Youth Leadership, New Media and Contemporary Arts Education Organization. We design and deliver a wide range of programs which include interactive stage shows, workshops, leadership trainings, life skills development programs, staff development programs as well as multi-day community events. A central theme to Beatboard’s work is exploring positive solutions to youth related issues using music, theatre, visual art, games, activities, forums and discussions. Material from Beatboard workshops often spark the creation of youth driven performance pieces. Our presentations and workshops are meaningful, fun and full of energy. Music Programs include: Songs for large groups (Bring community together in song at conferences, in choirs or anywhere); Vocal Improv (A series of fun and easy structures where groups connect through voice in playful, melodic, and rhythmical ways. If you have a voice you’ll have fun in this workshop); Beat Factory (One third singing, one third rapping, one third body percussion. Choirs will never be the same); and Diversity through Hip Hop (Workshops and multi-day programs with a focus on youth empowerment, team building, leadership, and Hip Hop).

Bloomington Peace Choir

in Bloomington, IN
directed by Barb Qualls, CCLT 2012 Board Liaison - Beth Sluys
bloomingtonpeacechoir@gmail.com | 812-824-9991
http://www.bloomingtonpeacechoir.org

The Bloomington Peace Choir began in April 2010 as a community choir open to all voices. Our members come from many backgrounds, and have no particular religious affiliation, so we strive to be a place where all singers are welcome. Our music varies from American folk music, to South African freedom songs, to songs that embrace themes of peace.

 The choir meets year-round, with concerts in the spring and fall. We sing at area events and believe in “singing when asked to”, or SWAT.  As a part of our community outreach, the Bloomington Peace Choir performs regularly at area nursing homes, community celebrations and we have offered monthly lunch hour sings at city hall. If you find yourself at one of our concerts, don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along, our enthusiasm is hard to resist!  You may find you’ll want to join us and become a member. 

 We welcome new voices at all times, but encourage new members to join us at the start of each season, as we introduce new repertoire for our concerts. Because some of our singers have never been in a choir before, we focus on encouragement, listening and learning about the joys of singing together. We started a choir and created a community!!

 Weekly rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm at Unity of Bloomington, 4001 S Rogers St, Bloomington IN.  Our event calendar can be found on bloomingtonpeacechoir.org.  Sing, just for the joy of it!!

 

 

 

Blue Heron Singers

in Victoria
directed by Patricia (Pat) Robertson CCLT 2008-9
pwrobertson@shaw.ca | 250-479-4271

We are the Community Choir of the Cordova Bay 55+ Association.  Everyone is welcome in our space in an Elementary School on Thursday afternoons, as together we explore, discover and create a wide variety of music.  For some of us, choirs have been part of our lives for a long time, while for others it is a completely new experience.  We learn from and with each another in a welcoming, supportive and open-hearted atmosphere.  With song and laughter, we celebrate the many joys of being together, listening to one another, and singing in harmony. 

Although we do not ‘perform,’ several times during the year we share some of our eclectic repertoire with audiences in the community.

Blue Moon Rising

in Lafayette, IN
directed by Denise Wilson CCLT 2014
denise@denisewilson.net | 765-490-7882
www.denisewilson.net/blue-moon-rising

Blue Moon Rising is a community choir led by Denise Wilson that welcomes all singers regardless of past experience. We gather to have fun singing, experience a vibrant and welcoming community, and to enjoy the beautiful music that we create together. There are no auditions or a requirement to read music. All you need is an enthusiasm for singing and a willingness to learn songs from a variety of styles and world traditions. The songs have rich harmonies and irresistible rhythms that will lift your worries and grow your ability to sing with confidence and passion! We sing many different kinds of songs – American folk songs (old and new), uplifting chants and rounds from many countries and spiritual traditions, songs of peace and justice, and songs that are fun, funny, and full of celebration!

Blue Moon Rising meets on Wednesday evenings during a fall and spring session which last between fourteen and sixteen weeks. There is a fee for each session with scholarships and a sliding scale available. In addition to regular weekly choir sessions, Denise will occasionally hold one-time singing opportunities for those who are too busy to attend every week or are not free on Wednesday evenings. To receive info on these one-time events, either follow Denise Wilson Music on Facebook or ask to receive future mailings at denise@denisewilson.net.

Circle Song for Women

in LaGrange Park, Illinois
directed by Kathy Sherman, CSJ
Ksherman@csjoseph.org | 708-482-5061

  Participants trust that the love and compassion in their music and song contribute to the healing and unity so needed in the world today. We strive for excellence in a spirit of peace and joy! “Circle of Song” welcomes all voices, cultures, faiths, and abilities!

The only requirement is the belief that singing together is a power that heals and connects!  

Please feel free to call or email for more information or any questions you may have.

Cowichan Valley Song Circle

in Duncan
directed by Cari Burdett CCLT 2006–07
joythroughmusic@shaw.ca | 250-701-0978
http://www.joythroughmusic.com

Denman Island Community Choir

in Denman Island
directed by Kathy Rieder CCLT 2005–06
kathyrieder@telus.net | 250-335-0559 and 250-923-7709

We’re about the joy of singing in community. At past performances, we have raised funds for an orphanage in Tibet, and for local Christmas Hampers. Tuesdays 7:25–9:00pm at the Denman Island Community School. $30 for 10 weeks. 10–20 members.