New Women's Choir forming
- Women & Song: Women¹s Choir Begins 3/31
Join Music Director DJ Hamouris in creating and learning music for the
annual Pagan Festival (formerly the Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade
www.thepaganalliance.org). We will take the results of our creativity to
the festival & procession, leading the participants in spirited song.
Each session will begin with warm-ups and move on to vocal exploration. I
will provide arrangements of our music to use for the festival. Songs,
chants & rounds will be learned, sung and composed.
If this class takes hold, we'll form an ongoing choir which will meet
throughout the year performing at local events, Farmer¹s Markets, Change
Makers for Women, Epic Arts, handfastings, etc.
Space is limited, so call DJ at 510/595-3915 to register.
Festival: May 7th, 10am-5pm, Civic Center Park, Berkeley; procession at noon
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 3/31-5/3 (6 weeks), 7-8:30pm
Oakland location near Ashby BART (call for directions)
Suggested donation: $5-$15 per rehearsal (no one turned away for lack of
Bring hand percussion to accompany our singing.
About the Music Director:
Deborah "DJ" Hamouris has been involved in music all her life, playing piano
beginning at the age of 5 and continuing through a BA in vocal music. She
was founding director of Gaia¹s Voice, a Pagan Chorus, and East Bay Harmony,
a community a cappella choir, as well as music director for the Reclaiming
Spiral Dance from 1999-2001. While at CSUH, she created Musica delle Donne,
a music festival of compositions by women, which continues annually.
DJ has recorded, performed, directed and taught music in the Pagan community
for more than two decades. Recordings include ³Welcome to Annwfn² (1986
with brother Rick Hamouris), ³The Chorus of Life² (1990 with Gaia¹s Voice),
³Let It Begin Now² (1997 with Reclaiming), and Moonrise¹s ³Songs of Love,
Magic & Other Mysteries² (2003). Her rendition of ³Angel of Bells², on ³The
Chorus of Life² was chosen by Serpentine Music for ³The Best of Pagan Song²
DJ conducts vocal ensembles, sings, plays mountain dulcimer, composes, and
arranges music. Besides performing with Moonrise and her jazz trio (DJ &
Brook), DJ teaches voice, mountain dulcimer and music literacy at her home
in Oakland and leads vocal workshops.
510/595-3915 ninshibar.com/Music.htm ninshibar@...
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