Circle of Song: Learn uplifting songs and rhythms from around the world
May 1 – May 3, 2020 Friday 5:00 PM – Sunday 2:00 PM
Sing for your well-being, for belonging, and FUN at this weekend workshop for singers of all abilities. We’ll connect with ourselves through body, breath and song. We’ll connect with the beat through our feet and bones. Together, we’ll lift our spirits with soul-satisfying songs from around the world in unison, round and harmony. We’ll even build an improvised vocal orchestra! Everything will be taught by ear. No previous training or experience is required.
Deadline to register for this program is April 17, 2020
We work hard to make our programs financially accessible, while ensuring that the true costs are covered. When we receive grant funding towards our programs, we name the true cost of the program in order to allow those who are able to pay this cost. If you need financial support, we really would like to receive your application as soon as possible.
A request for a single room adds $50 to the overall program cost. No accommodation required (if you are staying nearby) reduces the overall program cost by $80.
True Program Cost: $488 (includes tuition, meals & accommodation in double occupancy)
Commuter Price: $408 (Tuition, meals – without overnight)
Can’t afford it? Fill out the Bursary Form!
Bursary deadline is April 3, 2020
Ride-sharing support available.
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!