Saturday, June 8, Barclay will be offering a one-day “first steps” workshop in Overtone Singing — the ability to sing two or more notes at the same time. In a warmly supportive accoustic space participants experience the calming and energizing effects of the overtones produced by the group of beginners. Relieve stress, soothe the body, stimulate the brain, have fun!
Saturday, June 8, 2013
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
St Luke’s Church
(760 Somerset St West)
Cost is $95
A new series begins on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. In it we will continue our exploration of simple melodic formulas that help us to invoke, evoke and celebrate the sacred among us and in our our world. In addition to the mantra chants from many traditions that formed the bulk of our winter Chant series we will be introducing beautiful chants that help us experience the spirit of longer sacred texts. As some of our chants will have beautiful two, three or four-part settings this chant series is an ideal bridge to choral singing for inexperienced singers.
Eight consecutive Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (except the first Wednesday of each month which is reserved for Come Sing) at St Luke’s Anglican Church, 760 Somerset Street West. It is not necessary to register ahead of time. Just show up on Wednesday April 10th. Fee for the eight evenings is $150.
Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30 pm
760 Somerset Street West (at Bell)
(St. Luke’s Church)
Please join us for a festival of word and song–traditional readings from the Bible, woven together with light-related words from science, other spiritual traditions, aboriginal lore and the sparkling music of Christmas. Lift your own voice in the magical sound-space of St Luke’s as our choir of emergent voices and the magnificent pipe organ lead us in much loved carols. After it’s over we continue the celebration downstairs in the church hall with hot mulled apple juice, ginger snaps and festive fellowship with friends. Admission is by donation; give what you wish.
Join us on Saturday, October 13 to explore your voice in the exciting, overtone-rich acoustic magic of the spectacular Bonnechere Caves in Eganville, Ontario.
LifeSong is exercise for the voice that opens you up — physically, emotionally, spiritually — to more fully express the genuine, authentic, multi-faceted you. Classes are limited to eight people. As the course requires a high level of commitment, participants are admitted only following an interview with the instructor.
The next class will begin Tuesday, September 18, 2012 and run for 10 weeks. It is held from 7 pm to 10 pm.
For more information, visit http://voiceemergent.com/lifesong/.
Wednesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm, beginning January 18, a series of eight chant workshops offers an opportunity to experience the profoundly centering and grounding influence of meditative chant through chants drawn from many traditions — Buddhist, Hindu, Aboriginal, Jewish, Christian, Sufi, Pagan, etc.
Although the first class is over, there is still time to join this exploration of the deeply centring and calming effect of mantras and longer chants drawn from a variety of traditions of both the East and West.
If you’d like to join the class, just show up at St Luke’s Church in Chinatown (760 Somerset West at Bell) before 7 pm. The fee for this series is $150.