Circle of Song Online: A 5-week singing experience on Zoom
October 15 – November 12, 2020 – Thursdays at 1pm 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 (last gathering: Thursday, November 12th).
We work hard to make our programs financially accessible to all! If you need financial support, we really would like to receive your application as soon as possible.
Are you a senior and would like to attend but can’t afford it? We have some special funding support for this program for elders and seniors. We encourage you to fill out a Bursary Form! We recognize that systemic barriers can restrict people from being able to participate.
Program Pricing: $200 for all five weeks.
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.
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 for seniors for this program!