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 and/or join the Facebook group
Soul Song Circle Singers

 

Here is the information for the fall details.  Please note there are some locations changes due to some renovations for a new bathroom at Westwood Unitarian.  We are hoping that we will be able to be flexible and work with them during the construction time on Monday evenings. We have relocated the Tuesday session to the beautiful space of Southminster Steinhauer as there would likely be some sound disruptions during the working days at Westwood. It is a bit further south but I encourage singers to consider car pooling and/or taking the time to sing in the extra few minutes of travelling.

 

We will start the season with some Drop-In Dates for all voices (new and returning) to try it out or get re-acquainted with singing with the Soul Song Circle Singers.

NO DROP-IN ON Monday,  Sept 9, 7-9pm at Westwood Unitarian due to construction (we hope to continue as planned but stayed tuned for updates for any possible changes to the fall schedule)

Tuesday, Sept 10, 11:30-1:30pm at Southminster Steinhauer United Church 10740 19 Avenue

Thursday, Sept 12, 7-9pm at  Unity of Edmonton, 11715 108 Avenue

All Drop-In Dates are by Donation.  

People can still come and drop in until the registration closes at the end of September, 2019.

 

The Soul Song Circle Singers Dates and Details

 We offer 3 times per week to sing!

 

Mondays 7-9pm 

Westwood Unitarian 

11135 65 Ave

Registered Session Dates

Sept 16, 23, 30

(registration closes end of Sept)

October 7, 21, 28

November 4, 18, 25

December 2, 9

January 6, 13 and 20

Tuesdays 11:30am – 1:30pm 

Southminster Steinhauer United Church 10740 19 Ave

Registered Session Dates

Sept 17, 24, 

(registration closes end of Sept)

October 1, 8, 22, 29

November 5, 19, 26

December 3, 10

January 7, 14 and 21

Thursdays 7-9pm

Unity of Edmonton 

11715 108 Ave 

Registered Session Dates

Sept 19, 25, 

(registration closes end of Sept)

October 3, 10, 24, 31

November 7, 21, 28

December 5, 12

January 9, 16 and 23

 

  

All 3 groups will be preparing to sing at a Performance and Fundraising event on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2020 

with Special Guest Anna Beaumont

 

In addition we are invited to be the Back Up Choir for a show with Canadian Singer Songwriter Coco Love Alcorn on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Details on an afternoon rehearsal and the concert in the evening will come soon.

 

Also included for all singers

- 1 workshop Sunday October 6 from 1- 4:30pm at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton 10804 119 Street.

- 1 Dress Rehearsal Friday, January 24 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 2020.

 

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 $195 - $225

which includes

- 14 regular scheduled singing sessions 

- 1 workshop on Sunday, October, 2019 

- rehearsal and concert with Coco Love Alcorn on Dec 7, 2019

- 1 dress rehearsal Friday, January 24, 2019

- Our Performance and Fundraising events 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

For those who want flexibility in attendance or just more singing each week may register for 2 days for $250 or 3 days for $270

Payment can be made by cash, cheque (I accept post dated cheques to ease financial stresses of lump sum payments - payable to Karen Porkka) and email transfer to porkkakaren@gmail.com

REGISTRATION FORM  (can be dowloaded, filled out, scanned and emailed back to me or brought to the first session)

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 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!

Refund Policy - If you register for a session and life takes you on a different path and find that you cannot continue you are welcome to get a refund up until the end of November minus how many weeks into the session we are plus a $25 administration fee. Or some choose to donate the remainder to the SSCS Scholarship Fund. Please speak to me if you have any questions.

Children - There has been some requests about children singing with SSCS. The answer is yes, if they wish to sing and can be engaged with us when we are singing, absolutely! If they are in-between the ages of 8 and 15 years of age and register with a parent or accompanying adult they will receive a full scholarship. If they are interested and older or younger please talk to me.

 

Also to put in your calendars our annual HOLIDAY SING celebrating the season in song with family, friends and community members with singing seasonal music from various holiday traditions from around the world.

Saturday, December 14th

Unity of Edmonton

11715 108 Avenue (beside Rosario's)

2 - 2:30pm -  Gather

2:30 - 4pm - Sing

4 - 5pm - Mini-Potluck

By Donation 

We will also collect mittens, hats, scarves and warm socks to donate to the Bissell Centre as well as non perishable items for the Food Bank. 

 

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

 

Looking forward to sing with you soon!

 

Karen