The Calling All Choir Begins!

At the request of many students from recent workshops, we’re starting a community chorus called The Calling All Choir. 

We currently have three chapters meeting weekly for the month of June: East Bay, San Francisco, and Sonoma County. In September, we’ll begin singing weekly, preparing songs to perform together and in the larger community.

We’re hoping the chorus will grow and grow so spread the word!

If you’re interested, please contact dylan@markgrowden.org

Keep up with us on the Calling All Choir Facebook page

 

About The Calling All Choir:

When people join their voices in song it can be inspiring, healing, heartwarming, and joyous. The Calling All Choir is an inclusive, service-based community singing organization. We are building a broad community of people who want to sing, from those who haven’t sung before to seasoned professionals. The gatherings will function not just as rehearsals for performance, but also as a laboratory for developing new ways of engaging communities in singing. We also share the joy of singing with underserved communities such as retirement homes, residential treatment centers, and developmental disability programs. 

Upcoming Expanding Your Voice Workshops

Level One and Two singing workshops are coming up in May.

More info and register here

Julie Reid from Sebastopol said this about a recent workshop:

“I am learning to sing. Not how to but that I already can. And that I must. That I am nothing if not a capacity for song. There were songs that always wanted to come from me but I had closed the valve, had the valve closed by those who were oblivious to the fact that as humans we are just vibrational instruments, God’s accordions. That capacity for joy locked up. Fear of not being able to match pitch. Terror gave me a watery and timid singing voice. I turned it off out of disgust. The songs in me could not escape. They grew deformed like feet that are bound. They emitted an odor of anxiety, of desperation. My singing teacher unwraps the bindings of all of our voices. I feel like a beggar who has been given a bowlful of warm saffron noodles. My gratitude is unwieldy like a wheelbarrow of precious stones. Precious because their weight has been lifted. Suddenly my voice can carry itself.”

 

New Bicycle Handlebar Video on Laughing Squid

Laughing Squid debuted a new video of me playing the bicycle handlebars. The video was made by Peter Varshavsky over at Porto Franco Records. Click the image below to see the full posting.

Click here for the posting.

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