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 wish to be added to the email list or join the Facebook group
Soul Song Circle Singers
We have just completed our season and will be on hiatus for much of the summer. However, that is far too long to go without singing together so we have a couple drop-in sessions scheduled. Monday, July 23 and Monday, August 13 from 7-9pm at Unity of Edmonton 11715 108 Avenue. Suggested Donation of $5-$20 but no turned away due to lack of funds.
September is the beginning of the next term. We will start with a couple Drop-in sessions open to all voices Sunday, Sept 9, 2-4pm at Unity of Edmonton and Monday Sept 10, 7-9pm at Westwood Unitarian. Cost for Drop-ins are by a suggested donation of $5-$20.
We will continue to sing approximately 3 Sundays and Mondays each month to accommodate long weekends. We are currently rehearsing
Registration will remain open until the end of September. The dates and times for the fall/ winter term are as follows
Sundays - 2-4pm
Unity of Edmonton
11715 108 Ave
September 16, 23, 30
October 14, 21, 28
November 4, 18, 25
December 2 and 9
January 6 and 13
11135 65 Ave
September 17, 24,
October 1, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 19, 26
December 3 and 10
January 7 and 14
We will also have a retreat/workshop with our guest soloist, Namibian born singer songwriter Garth Prince on Saturday, October 13 from 1- 4:30pm at Unity of Edmonton. As well as, a rehearsal with Garth and the musicians on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1-4:30pm preparing for our fund-raising concert on Sunday, January 20 in the afternoon.
We also may have other singing opportunities that may arise. We call them S.W.A.T.s (Sing When Asked To) that we try to do if they 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. We also use audio recordings to help our beautiful memories hold onto the songs that we sing together.
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.
You may choose to sing just one day per week, either Sunday or Mondays (13 classes, 2 Saturday retreats plus 1 concert) you can choose from the sliding scale fee of $175 - $200
if you want to sing both Sundays and Mondays or want the flexibility of choosing which day to sing there is a different fee of $235. (26 classes, 2 Saturday retreats plus 1 concert)
Payment can be made by cash, cheque (I accept post dated cheques to ease financial stresses of lump sum payments), email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or paypal.me/KarenPorkka
And as part of the Ubuntu Choirs Network tradition no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. 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 my 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. No amount would be considered too small. 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. Thank you!
Plus, we will also have our yearly HOLIDAY SING and Potluck on
Sunday, December 16 from 2-5pm at Unity of Edmonton 11715 108 Avenue.
This is open to all family, friends and new singers to come sing songs celebrating many traditions from around the world.