The Soul Song Circle Singers
 invites All Voices to gather and connect our hearts with the glorious sounds of singing.  We are multigenerational, LGBTQ+ friendly, and working to decolonize the choral tradition with growing awareness and increasing allyship to marginalized peoples.

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

FACEBOOK GROUP - SOUL SONG CIRCLE SINGERS

 We offer 2 times per week to sing!

We will start the 2023 Winter Spring season with 3 Drop-in Sings!

Tuesday, February 14 - a special Valentines Sing 2023

11:30am – 1:00pm

Unitarian Church of Edmonton 10804 119 St

By Donation

Then there will be 2 more regular Drop-in Sings before the season officially starts the last week of February and beginning of March.

DROP-INS

Tuesday, February 21   -    11:30am – 1:00pm

Unitarian Church of Edmonton 10804 119 St

Thursday, February 23 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 Winter/Spring Season will be as follows…

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

Unitarian Church of Edmonton 10804 119 St

February 28, 

March 7, 14. 21, 28

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

May 2, 9 (no singing), 16, 23, 30

June 6  

 

Thursdays 7-8:30pm - Registered Session Dates

Westwood Unitarian 11135 65 Avenue

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

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

June 1 and 8.

  

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

PASSPORT – Songs That Travels the World

At 7pm on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 

Southminster Steinhauer United Church

with Special Guests – LE FUZZ

www.lefuzz.ca

 

Also included for all singers

  • 1 - 3 hour retreat Retreat – Date, time and Location TBA

- 1 Dress Rehearsal Friday, June 9, 2023 from 6 – 9pm.

- Concert - Saturday, June 10, 2023 at  7pm.

 

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

- 13 regular scheduled singing sessions

- 1 workshop on Sunday, March  19, 2022

- 1 dress rehearsal Friday, June 9, 2023

- Our Performance and Fundraising event on Saturday, June 10, 2023

- 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. After the registration is closed and if there is space for you to attend both then you may do so for an additional $75

 

REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 12TH

 

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)

 

We have created the Soul Song Circle Singer Scholarship Fund so that 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 pay for registration 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 as we definitely want you singing! 

If you are interested in receiving from or donating to the scholarship fund please contact me for more information.  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 45 people for Tuesdays and 30 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. A waiver will be need to be signed that you understand all the risks while participating in singing indoors.

 

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!