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Sing the Rainbow

Saturday, July 5, 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!

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9:30 am to 4:30 pm
St Luke’s Church
(760 Somerset St West)
Fee is $95

Last LifeSong class of season – starting Tuesday, April 29

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, April 29, 2014 and run for 8 weeks. It is held from 7 pm to 10 pm.

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Come Sing: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The first Come Sing! of 2014 will be on Wednesday, January 8 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Enjoy a wonderful start to the new year with a magical evening of simple songs and chants.

Festival of Light at Christmastime

Wednesday, December 18 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.

Sing Noel

Wednesday, September 18 is the first session of Sing Noel, a workshop series designed to offer new singers the opportunity to experience the joy of choral singing, featuring simple, beautiful settings of Christmas carols as well as unison and multi-voiced chants related to the season. This series is held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church (760 Somerset Street West at Bell) on Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm (except the first Wednesday of each month), from September 18th to December 18th. The fee for Sing Noel is $150 for the entire three months.

The series culminates on December 18th with a performance at Voice Emergent’s Festival of Light at Christmastime. Please contact Barclay by phone (613-563-4178) or email ( if you would like to register. If you don’t have time to contact him, just show up on the 18th and you will be welcome.

Come Sing!

ComeSingScreen1Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 pm join Barclay at St Luke’s Church (760 Somerset Street West at Bell) for an evening of simple songs and chants from around the world. Ottawa’s longest running singing drop-in, Come Sing! is enjoyed by experienced singers and beginners alike.

Chant Series

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.


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