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Singing for Your Life with SoVoSo & Rhiannon

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    ... Arts First Oakland OAKLAND, CA Contact: Eve Lindi 510-444-8511 x15 director@artsfirstoakland.org http://www.artsfirstoakland.org From: Eve at Arts First
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 10, 2003
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      Arts First Oakland
      OAKLAND, CA
      Contact: Eve Lindi
      510-444-8511 x15
      director@...
      http://www.artsfirstoakland.org


      From: "Eve at Arts First Oakland" <artsfirst@...>
      To: "Arts First Oakland Office" <artsfirst@...>
      Subject: Get a Summer Start on Singing For Your Life!


      Join the Circle - Singing for Your Life Circlesinging Workshops, led
      by members of SoVoSo and Rhiannon

      Arts First Oakland, in collaboration with First Congregational Church
      of Oakland, Shambhala Booksellers, and Taylor Memorial United
      Methodist Church, invites you to a series of six monthly
      Circlesinging workshops, beginning in July and culminating with a
      return engagement of last year's popular New Year's Ritual Circlesong

      "Singing For Your Life."

      Circlesinging is a vocal improvisation technique in which a circle of
      singers takes melodic and rhythmic cues (parts) from a skilled
      leader, together creating songs unique to the moment. As the leader
      cues out old parts and introduces new ones, the song continues and
      changes without stopping, at times supporting individual solos,
      always grounded in attentive listening. Participants are welcome at
      any level of singing experience. Space is limited - advance
      registration recommended.

      The first workshop will be held on Wednesday July 16, 7-9 pm at First
      Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street (at 27th) in Oakland.
      Members of SoVoSo, the Oakland-based a cappella jazz and world music
      sextet, will lead the first five workshops, which will be held in
      several different East Bay locations. In this way, we will sing with
      different spiritual and faith communities, and experience a rich
      array of voices in our circle. The final workshop will return to
      First Congregational Church on December 6, and will be led by
      Rhiannon.

      Who/What: Circlesinging Workshops, led by members of SoVoSo and
      Rhiannon
      When: (First Workshop) Wednesday, July 16, 7-9 pm
      Where: First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison (at 27th), Oakland
      Admission: $10-$20, sliding scale, no-one turned away for lack of
      funds.
      Sign up for the Complete Course of 6 workshops, and get a 20%
      discount.
      Work-Study also available - we welcome publicity and production
      volunteers!
      Info: 510-444-8511 x15
      info@...
      www.artsfirstoakland.org


      Schedule of all six workshops:
      Wednesday, July 16, 7-9pm
      At First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street (at 27th),
      Oakland

      Wednesday, August 20, 7-9pm
      At First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street (at 27th),
      Oakland

      Wednesday, September 17, 7-9pm
      At Shambhala Booksellers, 2482 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley

      October Date and Location TBD
      Please call for details, coming soon!

      Wednesday, November 12, 7-9pm
      At Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 1188 12th Street, Oakland

      Saturday, December 6, 2-5pm
      At First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street (at 27th),
      Oakland

      Admission is $10-$20, sliding scale, no-one turned away etc.
      Sign up for the Complete Course of 6 workshops, and get a 20%
      discount.


      Singing For Your Life!
      Tuesday, December 30, Noon - Midnight
      At First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street (at 27th),
      Oakland

      Join SoVoSo and special guests in the Old/New Year's Circle - sing in
      the New Year with us - or just relax and listen to the continuous,
      spontaneous song of closure and renewal. Sing & meditate, gather &
      reflect, become inspired by the spirit of peace in music and
      transformation.

      Singers from all over the Bay Area and beyond participate in this
      revived tradition! Originated by Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra, this
      popular ritual was held at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral until
      1999. In 2002, Arts First Oakland brought Singing For Your Life to
      Oakland, where it has taken root as a 12-hour event with an East Bay
      flavor. Mark your calendar now, and plan to be with us!

      Suggested Donation $10 and up, sliding scale, no-one turned away for
      lack of funds.

      Help us keep this community event financially accessible to all! Tax
      deductible contributions can be made to FCCO/Arts First Oakland and
      mailed to:
      Arts First Oakland
      2501 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612
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