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High Spirit Harmonies

in Denver, CO
directed by Jennifer Miller CCLT 2012
highspiritharmonies@gmail.com | 323-401-4032

Welcome to High Spirit Harmonies! 

We gather once a week to share the joy of singing in harmony.  We are an all voices welcome, non-auditioned, community choir.  We sing rounds and songs from all over the world.  All songs are taught in the oral tradition, and our only requirement is a desire to sing (well, and to have fun!). 

If this sounds good to you, we want YOU to join us.  The more voices the merrier!

 

Hummingbirds Girls Choir

in Eugene, Or
directed by Karly Loveling CCLT 2016
fairykarly@yahoo.com | 214-906-5747
http://www.hummingbirdsgirlschoir.com/

 
 
We believe that singing is essential to the human experience. We sing simple, life affirming songs, rounds, and layered songs. All 8-12 year old girls are welcome to come explore using their voices in a safe environment where harmonies come naturally and each child is cherished for the unique gifts she brings.
 
We hold this choir to support girls in being connected to themselves and each other in meaningful ways.
 
 

Island Village SongCircle

in Bowen Island
directed by Shasta Martinuk and Brian Hoover CCLT 2011
shasta@rhythmkeepers.ca | 604-947-2283

Bringing people together to sing, singing to bring people together. The Island Village SongCircle is a weekly gathering with the with the goal being simply to join in harmony with friends, family and neighbours, and make a joyful noise! We like Pete Seeger’s definition of harmony: “Any note you’re singing that your neighbour isn’t”. There is no scheduled concert, instead we gather with our friends and family at the end of each session for a potluck supper and sing-along. Ages 8 to 108 are welcome.  No musical experience is required – new and/or nervous singers are especially warmly invited. We sing songs from all over the world in a wide variety of styles, including folk, gospel, rounds, devotional chants, songs of celebration and lullabyes. Most songs are taught in the “call & response” oral tradition, so you don’t need to read music. Cost is based on a sliding scale and people are welcome to join any time during the session. The fee will be pro-rated for late registrants.

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Isle Sing

in Cortes Island
directed by Dayna Davis
davis.dayna7@gmail.com | 250-935-8507

I’m singing, oh I’m singing in my soul,  when troubles roll, I sing from morn’till night,  it makes my burdens light…”  Sister Rosetta Tharpe Godmother of Rock and Roll.  

 

Isle Sing is community choir for all voices.  We meet weekly to raise our voices in sweet song.  Singing as our birthright and a path to joy!  Our songs are from a variety of traditions and are chosen for their uplifting melodies, harmonies and messages.  We sing folk songs from Russia, chants from India, spirituals, gospel, lullabies, sea shanties, Brazilian samba, African freedom songs and so much more! 

 This is a perfect group singing experience to boost confidence and build vocal skills if you are a reluctant singer. New singers move into song with the support of the group energy and in a relaxed, playful atmosphere.  You do not have to read music. Our focus is on building a vocal community, not on performance.  

 All songs taught by ear and heart.   The only requirement is a desire to sing.  Call Dayna 935-8507 for more info.

 

Joyful Noise

in Mount Desert Island, Maine
directed by Rob Benson CCLT 2012
joyfulnoiseonmdi@gmail.com | 207-244-0446
www.facebook.com/MDIJoyfulNoise

Joyful Noise: Community Singing on Mount Desert Island is singing in harmony for experienced and novice singers alike. You don’t have to read music, either. We’ll explore music from a wide variety of cultural traditions, and songs will be taught in the oral tradition.

For everyone who loves to sing — and can’t keep it to themselves.

Les chorales Allez chante!

in Montréal
directed by Evemarie Brunelle CCLT 2008-09
info@allezchante.ca | 514-903-1517
http://www.allezchante.ca

Les chorales Allez Chante! sont avant tout un lieu de ressourcement.
Parce que chanter ça fait du bien!

On y entre sans audition, tous sont bienvenus.
On s’étire, on respire, on réchauffe notre voix.
On explore des rythmes et on apprend des chants de partout dans le monde.
On chante des pièces variées, à l’unisson, en canon et à plusieurs voix.

À la fin de chaque chanson nous observons une courte pause silencieuse

Nous chantons dans une ancienne salle d’église qui offre une résonnance acoustique exceptionnelle!

Consultez le site internet pour les dates, heures et autres détails.

Au plaisir de chanter avec vous!

Above all, Allez Chante! Choirs are a source of enrichment.
Because singing makes us feel great!

Focusing, breathing and group singing.
No audition required — everyone welcome.
Stretching, centering, breathing and vocal warm-ups.
Rhythm exploration and repertoire discovery.
We sing songs from all over the world.
Vocal variety — unison, rounds and multiple voice singing.

A time of silence is allowed after each song we sing.
The old church hall where we sing has outstanding resonance and acoustics!

Teachings are done in French.

See website for dates, times and details.

We look forward to singing with you!

Letz Sing

in Comox, Courtenay and Black Creek
directed by Tina Filippino CCLT 2004–05
letzsingtina@gmail.com | 250-337-8328.
http://www.letzsing.com

The Letz Sing Choir, which meets in three locations in the Comox Valley, is committed to gathering weekly to share the experience of singing in harmony. The only prerequisite to joining this choir is a desire to sing with others. Whether you are a seasoned singer looking for a place to raise your voice, or you have never sung in a group before and had always wanted to, your voice is welcome in this choir. At the Letz Sing weekly singing sessions you will acquire a repertoire of songs from a diversity of origins and inspiration. Words, melodies and harmonies are learned methodically in a step by step fashion in the oral tradition of call and response. Each session will include warm-ups for the voice and the body, the introduction of new material, as well as time to sing favorites from a growing repertoire of familiar songs. There is no commitment to perform with this choir, rather every term there is a “Big Sing”, a casual but exciting Sunday afternoon where choir members from all choir locations gather. On this day the energy of the complete Letz Sing Choir Community raises the rafters with the melodies and harmonies they had been learning in their separate locations throughout the term. Those interested in coming together to experience the joy of voices joined in harmony are encouraged to come try it out! All voices are welcome in this choir! Late starts prorated, sliding scale available. Read their Ubuntu story about musical instruments for Mozambique’s AIDS orphans. (go to the stories tab at the top of this page). 

Local Vocals

in Vancouver
directed by Anna Baignoche CCLT 2005–06
annabmusic@gmail.com | 604-215-1901

 

Let Local Vocals be your global song machine! From Brazilian samba to Irish ballads, Portuguese fado to Canadian classics, West African highlife to American bluegrass, Indian kirtan to Cuban salsa to Japanese folk songs. Anyone can sing, everyone welcome, no auditions! 

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

Lower East Side Community Choir

in New York
directed by Lynn Anderson CCLT 2008–09
lynnanderson5@gmail.com | 772-539-2070

Singing is powerful and uplifting. Singing together teaches us how to listen to each other and singing in harmony has a ripple effect in the community and beyond. Whether you are an experienced singer, or have always wished you could sing, you are welcome to sing with our non-audition community choir. No need to read music.

We sing songs of spirit from around the world; step by step, call and response, in the oral tradition. These will include African freedom songs, Latin chants, songs from the African-American tradition, as well as contemporary songs. All voices are welcome! 

We are not meeting weekly at this time, but please register with us as we gather to sing at special events.  

Oh Sing!

in Owen Sound, Ontario
directed by Louise Olivia Jarvis CCLT 2010
lojarvis@gmail.com | 519-371-8227

Oh Sing!, previously OSSIA the Owen Sound Singers in Accord includes men and women of all ages and skills in a relaxed, playful atmosphere. Some have been singing all their life, and others are coming to singing for the first time.

 What’s the format?  We start with warm-ups and tips on how to get the most out of a choral experience, how to listen… Yes, we sing with our ears! There are some simple rounds or layered songs from different parts of the world learned by ear, something more challenging in SATB (four part harmony) with written music, and we always end with something gentle and meditative. Most songs address our love for the planet, our need to belong, and our desire for heightened awareness….And some just make us laugh.

 Not everyone chooses to sing in the concerts, but those who do say they enjoy watching the faces of the audience when they’re invited to sing along. We are pleased to donate the proceeds to worthy causes.

Oh Sing! is a community choir that builds community through laughter and song.