Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SHHH! April changes

East Side Freedom Library
Sing Harmony, Heavenly Hearts (SHHH)'s host, the awesome East Side Freedom Library* (ESFL), is the site for "Down in Mississippi: A Gospel Play with Music" a production by Carlyle Brown & Company Mar 23-Apr 8. 
So sadly, the Thu, Apr 6 session of SHHH in the Library is cancelled.  SHHH will be back on Thu, May 4.  (We are really excited for ESFL to host this awesome production though -- who wants to go with us?)



Instead we'll be offering an element-focused Full Voice workshop loosely called "Steely Dan:  How to Fortify our Voices for the Long Hall" on the 3rd Thursday of the month, April 20 at ESFL*.   Stay tuned for more details to come. 


* p.s. checkout all the events ESFL hosts!  Later this month, they're hosting a screening of Let Freedom Sing, a documentary about the singers and musicians who stood up against inequality and racism, and gave the civil rights movement its anthems and its soul.  Mon, Mar 27, 7-9p. (want to go with us?)


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Full Voice Groups: March 2017

Here's a schedule of upcoming Full Voice group workshops: 
If you'd like to see a daytime or weekend offering, please let me know.  I'd be happy to schedule a time that works for you... there's probably others that would like a different day/time too. 

Blessings! 

Release.  (c) 2015 Points Of Light Music

March: Spirit of Peace Unflash Mob/Walking Meditation

Our walking meditation continues!  In March 2017, we will be convening at the MN Capitol Mall on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.  Join us!  More details here
  • March 7
  • March 14
  • March 21
  • March 28
You'll notice the calendar has Spirit of Peace Meditation Walks on the weekends as well.  These will be in other locations that need a presence of peace.  We'll announce those locations as they get decided. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SHHH Guests, 3/2/17

I'm really looking forward to the next Sing Harmony, Hungry Hearts (SHHH!) in the Library tomorrow, Thursday, March 2, 2017.  The Uprisingers will be joining us! 


Here's how they describe themselves: 

Uprisingers: Bringing more songs and singing to our movements.
Sing along!

UPRISINGERS is not a performing group - it's a songleading group to spark community singing at protests, marches, rallies, and the like.

UPRISINGERS is for people who want to sing strong,
easy, sustaining songs when spirits are lagging or people are tired of chanting - with the intention of always encouraging others to join in if they want to.
You do not have to be a "good singer" to participate.
 
Leadings songs at downtown Minneapolis Library
during This Machine event on Monday, February 20, 2017.
Sounds like a good match to me! 

You can learn more about them on Facebook.  They have a public page and a private group for internal discussion.  If you don't do the Facebook thing (and I love that you do/don't), email uprisingers@gmail.com and ask to be added to their email list. 

Looking forward to singing with you on Thursday evening.  Cheers! 

Going back: Leading Chapel at my Alma Mater

Me and a friend at commencement.
I'm going back to my alma mater on Friday to lead some singing and community movement for the daily chapel service. 

It's been almost 20 years since I've been there and it's interesting to reflect on where I've been and where I'm going and comparing it with what I remember of the 21yo me.  While I ponder articulating the amazement of how I got to where I am and how that place and community shaped and supported me, I'll just invite you to the event.  It's open to the public and free. 

What:  Augsburg College's Daily Chapel Service with me and the Augsburg Choir
When:  Friday, March 3, 2017, 10:40-11 a.m.
Where:  Hoversten Chapel inside the Foss Lobeck Miles Center, 625 22nd Ave South, Minneapolis