Circle of Song Online: A 5-week singing experience on Zoom
October 15 – November 12, 2020 – Thursdays 1pm – 2pm AST
Sing for your well-being, for belonging, and FUN! Although we can’t gather in person, we can still enjoy many benefits of singing, by joining together to sing on Zoom. We’ll connect body, breath and voice, and together we’ll lift our spirits with soul-satisfying songs from around the world in unison and in harmony. Everything will be taught by ear. Even though you will only hear Chris leading the songs (along with pre-recorded tracks), each week there will be time for openly connecting with each other. Singers of all abilities are welcome.
We will gather online each Thursday at 1:00pm AST starting Thursday, October 15th for 5 weeks for an hour of singing together. (last gathering: Thursday, November 12th).
We acknowledge that there are systemic barriers that make it difficult to participate and access programs. We work to support those who are unable to pay the full cost of programs, while providing a living wage for facilitators and covering the costs of learning programs.
We name the true program fee in order to allow those who are able to pay this cost to do so. We don’t want financial barriers to prevent anyone from participating in a learning program so we offer a subsidized program fee, 20% of the program total, deposit only. Indicate your preference in the registration process. Those able to pay more, please consider offering an additional donation. This generosity helps to subsidize others to participate.
True Program Fee: $100 for all five weeks
Deadline to register: October 2nd, 2020
Tatamagouche Centre is grateful for funding to support seniors*, Elders, BIPOC applicants, youth, LGTBQIA2S+, applicants with mental health barriers to participate in learning programs.
Chris MacLean leads The Song Kitchen Choirs, three non-auditioned Community Choirs in Wakefield QC and Ottawa. She also facilitates Lifesong, an intensive class in which participants explore the voice as an instrument of self-healing and life-transformation. Additionally, Chris leads Singing and Voice Movement workshops and retreats in Canada’s National Capital region and beyond – most recently in Mexico. In her workshops, Chris’s main focus is to encourage self-expression, joy, healing and inclusion through voice, song, conscious movement and community.
Chris is a graduate of the Community Choir Leadership Training program (Ubuntu Choirs Network), a registered Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) practitioner and a veteran singer-songwriter. She continues to study vocal improvisation and Circle Singing with Rhiannon and Bobby McFerrin, and authentic movement with Margie Gillis.
With program support from Ann Manicom
Registration Note: When registering you need to select the lodging option: “Commuter – no lodging required” to get the correct program cost..
*We gratefully acknowledge the North Shore Community Health Board and The Watkins Fund for Innovative Ministries with Senior Adults at The United Church of Canada Foundation for the bursary funds available to send seniors for this program!