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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.

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.

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.

Cave Chanting

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.

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Chant: Mode, Mantra and Meditation

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.