The Soul Song Circle Singers
 invites All Voices to gather and connect our hearts with the glorious sounds of singing.  

Part of the Ubuntu Choirs Network, the Soul Song Circle Singers sing songs from around the world that inspire, uplift and soothe the soul while honouring the circle that connects all life. Songs are taught and sung that day, by ear, no need to read music. Just show up, share your voice and shine in the love that is singing!

Contact me if you have any questions or wish to be added to the email list. You are also invited to join our

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Hello Dear Singers and Friends!

We are SINGING! Indoors! (And possibly online - TBD)

We will be diving in with a full season! Here are the details and safety protocols listed below as we are mindful of the ever changing presence of this virus, we will do what we can to keep singing together.  Please note that after much consideration we will be allowing singers without vaccinations to attend if they have had Covid-19. I can't find a good reason to exclude them from participating if they have built up antibodies by contracting the virus on their own. It will be on the honour system which I trust this community will uphold the ubuntu philosophy and the safety of everyone as best we can. If this concerns you please talk to me. Thank you for your understanding. 

 

 

Soul Song Circle Singers - Dates and Details Fall 2022

 We are now offering 2 times per week to sing!

We will start the fall season with 4 Drop-in Sings!

Tuesday, Sept 13 and Sept 20, 2022

11:30am – 1:00pm

Unitarian Church of Edmonton 10804 119 St

Thursday, Sept 15 and Sept 22, 2022

7-8:30pm

Westwood Unitarian 11135 65 Avenue

By Donation

Because each space has a capacity limit please let me know if you are planning to come and if things change then also let me know by email karenporkkamusic@gmail.com or by text 780-660-9015

Thank you!

The Fall Season will be as follows…

 

Tuesdays 11:30am – 1:00pm - Registered Session Dates

Unitarian Church of Edmonton 10804 119 St

Sept 27(registration closes 1st week of October)

October 4, 18, 25 (no singing October 11)

November 1, 8, 22, 29 (no singing November 15)

December 6, 13 and January 10, 17

  

 

Thursdays 7-8:30pm - Registered Session Dates

Westwood Unitarian 11135 65 Avenue

Sept 22, 29, (registration closes 1st week of October)

October 6, 20, 27 (no singing October 13)

November 3, 10, 24 (no singing November 17)

December 1, 8, 15 and January 12, 19

  

Both days will be preparing to sing at a Performance and Fundraising Event

…And We Will Care For Each Other – Songs for Humanity

 on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 

Southminster Steinhauer United Church

with Special Guest - Dana Wylie

www.danawylie.net

 

Also included for all singers

- 1 Retreat - Sunday October 16 from 1- 4:00pm location TBA

- 1 Dress Rehearsal - Friday, January 20 from 6 – 9pm.

 

The workshops and dress rehearsal will allow singers from all groups to meet, get to know each other and we can practice our songs for the event in January 2023.

 

I encourage you to put these dates in your calendars. More details about the Retreats and Performances will come once registration is complete. Plus sectional practices may be called as needed throughout the term to work on specific parts.

We also may have other singing opportunities that may arise. We call them S.W.A.T.s (Sing When Asked To) and try to do them if they can fit into our schedule. Performing is always optional but do let me if you do not wish or cannot perform so that I can make sure each section can have enough singers.

 

Soul Song Circle Singer Investment

Being part of the registered Soul Song Singers is an investment in community. Being registered allows you to make a deeper connection with the music and each other.  

Registration for this season for 1 day per week is based on a sliding scale of $275 - $310

which includes

- 12 regular scheduled singing sessions

- 1 workshop on Sunday, October 16, 2019

- 1 dress rehearsal Friday, January 20, 2019

- Our Performance and Fundraising event on Saturday, January 25 and 26, 2019

- sectionals as needed

- Plus other S.W.A.T.s (Sing When Asked To) that may come up over the season.

Some singers may want to sing 2x’s per week. To allow as many singers as possible please register for your preferred day. At the end of September, if there is space for you to attend both then you may do so for an additional $75

Payment can be made by cash, cheque email transfer to karenporkkamusic@gmail.com

(I accept post dated cheques and etransfers to ease financial stresses of lump sum payments),

 

And as part of the Ubuntu Choirs Network tradition no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. These are especially trying times. As an artist, I have always appreciated the generosity of others who have helped me to do what I do and as someone who supports herself on music I do encourage you to try find ways to raise money to register and invite you to ask family and friends to give the cost of registration for birthday and holiday gifts. However, I understand that sometimes this is just not possible so I have opened a scholarship fund for those who are in need of financial assistance. If you are interested in receiving from or donating to the scholarship fund please contact me for more information.  We definitely want you singing! Thank you!

Any Questions please feel free to call or text 780-660-9015 or send a message to karenporkkamusic@gmail.com

 

Please note there will be a maximum of 35 people for Tuesdays and 25 people for Thursdays so register soon to reserve your spot.

 

These safety protocols will be observed.

  1. Masks will be worn indoors while singing and in public spaces.
  2. Physical distancing of 2 meters or more will be observed.
  3. Covid screening - we will not come to sing if we have any of the Covid symptoms. Plus we will agree to report back any positive Covid symptoms within 4 days of attending a singing session. 
  4. Singers will need to have had their vaccinations, have had Covid if no vaccination or possess a medical exemption 
  5. We will take a 15 minute break from the singing area mid session to allow aerosols to drop to the floor.
  6. We are not allowed to eat food but can drink from our own water bottles as needed to support our singing.
  7. Maximum of 35 singers on Tuesdays and 25 singers on Thursdays (space limitations)
  8. A waiver will be need to be signed that you understand all the risks while participating in singing indoors.

 

No one turned away due to lack of funds. Contact me if you are interested in accessing or donating to the SSCS Scholarship Fund.

 cash, cheques, post dated cheques or etransfer installments accepted with cheques payable to Karen Porkka and karenporkkamusic@gmail.com

(please contact to make arrangements for these methods of payment)

 

REFUND POLICY

Life happens...please let me know as soon as you can if takes you away from singing with us for any reason. I am happen to give partial refunds for remaining weeks unattended from the date I was notified minus a $25 administration fee up until the end of November 2022.

PLEASE REGISTER for the Indoor singing on the REGISTRATION FORM at the BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE...thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SING ON!