After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, The Freedom Choir will launch a new fall session in two locations beginning the first week of October. The goal of this welcoming and unique community choir is to “liberate your voice.” No audition or prior experience are required.
During the pandemic, the choir's Annie award-winning director, Elizabeth Melvin, led a weekly community sing on Zoom with hundreds of attendees and song leaders from around the globe. For many of the warmer months, a small group of singers from The Freedom Choir also met weekly to sing outside under Melvin's guidance. Now the choir is ready to open its doors and welcome 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 leaves singers feeling restored, peaceful and energized.
The eight-week session began October 6 from 7:30pm-8:45pm at Boone Station Hall, next to the Severna Park Community Center, at 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard. With registration, choose one of two locations and days (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 $130 for the session, with registration online at www.thefreedomchoir.com
Want to try out the choir? Drop-ins are welcome any time for $20. To reserve a drop-in space, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Drop-In" in the subject line.
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