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Free Range Singers


Audition dates/times
Non-auditioned
Audition venue n/a
Audition contact Contact Laura Sandage with any concerns: lsandage@comcast.net or 530/848-4812
Voice part openings

All voices welcome. Male voices especially needed.

Experience or other requirements

No previous experience necessary.

Audition procedure Informal one-on-one assessment available if you are unsure about your voice or which part to sing.
Day(s)/time(s) of rehearsals Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Place of rehearsals Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Rd., Davis
Dates/venues of upcoming performances Jan. 19 & 20, UU Church of Davis
Other commitments Suggested donation $8-$12 per rehearsal, no one turned away for lack of funds. Donations can be made monthly or a whole season paid at once.
Website

http://www.laurasandage.com/free_range_singers/

Profile

The Free Range Singers are part of the Ubuntu Choirs Network (http://www.ubuntuchoirs.net/), a community of choirs founded on the idea that the joy of group singing is a universal birthright and that regardless of our musical background, we can come together to harmonize our communities and improve our world. 

The group's annual Martin Luther King Day concert event raises funds and awareness for a different local charity each year. When not preparing for a big concert, Free Range Singer sessions are open on a drop-in basis (though many singers still choose to attend on a committed basis), and sometimes include small performances at community events in the Davis area. Performance is always optional. Accessibility is a higher priority than 100% performance participation, and occasionally we have singers who choose to sing without performing.

The rehearsal experience includes playful and social singing, diverse repertoire, some attention to technique and musical skill building, learning songs in parts or layers, rounds and chants, learning more often by ear than on paper, and a break time with ginger tea and snacks. The intention is for people to feel refreshed by a mini-retreat each week to a singing community where fun, acceptance, beauty and connection are the highest values.

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