Sing with SoVoSo, Rhiannon, Linda Tillery!
- (Note: Schedule of Leaders now included below.)
Join the Circle 6th Annual Singing for Your Life
with Members of SoVoSó, Rhiannon, Linda Tillery
Brings Closure to 2007 with Twelve Hours of Improvised Choral Music
Sunday, December 30th, Noon to Midnight
1st Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street @27th St.
Refreshments by East Bay Food Not Bombs and Whole Foods
Massages by In-Touch Community Fundraising
Suggested Donation $10-$50, sliding scale, no-one turned away for
lack of funds.
Contact: (510) 444-8511 x15, info@...,
Leader Schedule (subject to change!)
12 Noon, SoVoSó members Dave Worm, Bryan Dyer, Zoe Ellis, Sam Rogers
gather at the ending of First Congo Worship, form the Circle, and
the song, (we have invited SoVoSó alumni as well)
2pm - 4pm, Rhiannon Leads
4pm - 6pm, Bryan Dyer Leads
6pm - 8pm, Linda Tillery Leads
8pm - 10pm, Rhiannon Leads
10pm - Midnight, David Worm Leads
Arts First Oakland invites singers and listeners alike to join
members of SoVoSó in "Singing For Your Life" a 12-hour year-end
open house, featuring improvised Circlesinging and interactive altar
art. All are invited to sing out the old year or just relax and
listen to the continuous, spontaneous song of closure and renewal.
Throughout the day you are welcome to sing, meditate, gather, and
reflect at year's end.
In Circlesinging, a skilled leader proposes layered melodic and
rhythmic parts to a choir of singers, 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. Singing
volunteers are recruited ahead of time to ensure that there is
always a core group to form the choir. Others will come and go as
the day continues and the music evolves singers at all levels of
experience are encouraged to participate.
Originated by Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra, this popular combination
of concert and ritual migrated in 2002 from San Francisco's Grace
Cathedral to Arts First Oakland. Now in our 6th year, the addition
of the Art Altars and a café hosted by East Bay Food Not Bombs gives
the event a distinctly East Bay flavor. SoVoSó members Sunshine
Becker, Bryan Dyer, and David Worm, along with invited guest leaders
including Linda Tillery, continue and expand the tradition, which
attracts participants from all over the Bay Area and beyond.
All are welcome to drop in and sing or simply enjoy listening, to
connect with friends, and to make time to reflect on the Year just
Volunteer opportunities available -- please call 510/444-8511 x15 or
email djhamouris@... for more information