Your Time to Sing: A new community choir in town

ChoirThe Rhythm & Song Community Choir

Rhythm & Song is a new community choir for adults* in Mississippi Mills. Maybe you love to sing, maybe you think you can’t sing, or maybe you used to sing but haven’t used your musical voice in years. Rhythm & Song offers a relaxed, supportive, and playful atmosphere for those who want to develop their singing voice, sense of rhythm, listening and harmony singing skills. Willing, reluctant and experienced singers are welcome, regardless of musical background or confidence level. There are no auditions or pressures to perform. Come and experience the fun and thrill of singing with others!

*Children 14 and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Why Sing? “When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony,” writes Stacy Horn in Time magazine (8/16/13).

Songs and Method

We will sing a variety of material – uplifting chants, rounds, and songs from the folk, world music, and pop traditions. Songs are taught orally, though written lyrics or simple sheet music will be provided when necessary. The ability to read music is NOT required. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you find yourself singing in harmony with others.

Daytime

When: Mondays 1:00 – 2:30pm

Dates: January 11 – March 7  (no session on Feb. 15th Family Day)

Location: Almonte Old Town Hall – Multipurpose Room 2nd floor (elevator access)

Fee: $90 (9 sessions)

Evening

When: Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00pm

Dates: January 20 through March 9– 10 sessions

Location:   Mississippi Valley Textile Museum – Multipurpose Room

Fee: $80 (8 sessions)

 

Not sure? Come and try it….

New singers can pay a drop-in fee of $10 per session for two sessions to see whether the format works for them.

Song Leader

Almonte-based Jennifer Noxon sang her way through summer camps and school musicals, lead an adult ESL choir, and performed as a contemporary singer/songwriter on the folk circuit for 10 years. Most recently she acted as vocal coach for the Mississippi Mills smash hit Trashdance! Tired of hearing “I wish I could sing” from various adults in her community, Jennifer Noxon set off to complete a two-week intensive community choir training course in Victoria, BC – offered by the founders of the Ubuntu Choir Network. She looks forward to working with all of those wannabe singers in January.

For more information or to pre-register contact:

randsalmonte@gmail.com or 613-256-8809