Singing in the Light
Singing in the oral tradition -- just for the joy of it! We meet occasional Sunday afternoons at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis.
All ages and all abilities are welcome. No music to read. No performance. Songs, rounds, and chants from around the world -- from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Singing in the Light is an ongoing fundraiser for the community work of Mar de Jade Wholistic Lifestyle Center, Chacala, Mexico. They offer a variety of programs in their community including those that support children, youth, and single mothers.
Suggested donation at the door: $10-$20 (please don't let money keep you away -- nobody checks what you give) No need to RSVP - just grab your friends and come. To receive reminders for these sings, please send an email and let us know.
Hosted by Barbara McAfee, Judi Vinar and Sarah Greer
We make music in the moment.
We listen to the air.
We build songs from our ancestors
or just our days.
We are singers of all walks, from the shower to the concert hall.
CircleSongs – a very brief history
In the 1980’s, Bobby McFerrin was more interested in improvisation than anything else. Trouble was, he had more ideas than he could sing alone. So, with his a cappella group Voicestra, he began building CircleSongs.
In 2005, Bobby and friends began leading week-long CircleSongs workshops every year in Rhinebeck, New York at the Omega Institute. Imagine a room of about 180 singers from all over the globe, making music in the moment, making friends, and having life-changing experiences. CircleSongs are improvised, indescribable and invented in the moment. There is usually no language, and the connection of the singers is palpable.
Visit our website or Barbara's calendar for upcoming dates.