Join us in Annapolis and Severna Park, Maryland to sing music from around the world.
No audition, no experience required!
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our singing has moved online! Join us on Zoom every Wednesday, 11 am – 12 noon Eastern U.S. time for
RISE AND SING!
A one-hour community sing led by Elizabeth Melvin with special guest song leaders each week. In these times of challenge we can still sing to lift our spirits!
Each week we bring in guest song leaders from all over the world to teach and inspire you with wonderful songs of hope, resilience and love.
Wednesday, May 12,11 am – 12 noon EDT (8 am PDT, 4 pm GMT)
with guest song leader Moira Smiley!
A Vermont-based singer, composer and arranger, Moira Smiley has traveled the world creating new works for voices and accompanying her performances with her banjo, accordion, piano, and percussive movement. Moira has taught extensively in North America, Europe, and England. Her subject is the singing voice and its ability to encompass an astounding range of expressive, linguistic, and stylistic colors. In these times of distanced and virtual learning, Moira has adapted many of her usually-in-person offerings to fit for online opportunities!
As a composer, Moira Smiley is known worldwide for choral arrangements like Bring Me Little Water, Silvy and originals, Stand in That River and How Can I Cry. Her recordings feature spare, vocally-driven collections of warped traditional songs and original polyphony. Get ready to be enthralled by Moira’s gorgeous voice and to sing along (maybe with a dash of body percussion!) on some of her wonderful original and traditional songs.
All Voices Welcome – Free Admission, Donations Requested
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Join Us and Liberate Your Voice!
The Freedom Choir
A place to liberate your voice and revel in the age-old tradition of singing together with others. In a fun, stress-free environment we sing songs from around the corner and around the world.
“It’s more than just showing up and singing; when I leave after practice and certainly after performance I feel lifted up by something larger.”
“While we’re singing nothing else exists. It’s like a meditation with beautiful sounds and I am completely lost in the moment.”