Choir Welcomes New Members


The Freedom Choir will launch a new fall session in two locations beginning the third week of September. The goal of this community choir, meant to be welcoming and unique, is to “liberate your voice.”

No audition or prior experience are required. Organizers said the choir, led by Annie Award-winning musician and vocalist Elizabeth Melvin, welcomes singers of all levels to experience the joy of singing in a friendly, supportive community.

The repertoire of songs is eclectic and uplifting, drawing from a wealth of traditional and contemporary sources. Easy chants, rounds, layer and harmony songs are all taught by rote with no score, with lyrics and recordings provided on the choir website for practice. The stress-free musical atmosphere is designed to leave singers feeling restored, peaceful and energized.

The seven-week session begins September 21 from 7:30pm-8:45pm in the Founders Room at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, located at 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park. With registration, participants can choose from one of two locations and days (the group is also meeting on Wednesdays at 11:00am at St. Luke's Church in Annapolis), but singers are welcome to attend either one at any time. The cost is $135 for the session, with registration online at

Drop-ins are welcome any time for $20. To reserve a drop-in space, email and put "Drop-In" in the subject line.


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