Dear friends and fellow singers,
As the heat of summer turns to cooler weather, our thoughts begin to turn to joining together with friends and family, and if you are like me, singing together in joyful harmony! I hope you will join us: see below for our choir season schedule.
But first, an important announcement: Emily and I have been offered an amazing opportunity through winning a grant to go record an album in France this fall for 2 months with world class musicians! It was a rather competitive grant, and we are very honored to have received it. We just got the news the other day, and all the pieces are falling into place beautifully. We are so happy to be embarking on this adventure!
It does mean that we won't be back until late November, so no choir Fall season this time around. But at the end of Winter and Spring season 2019 I have planned a third (Summer) season, culminating in a performance at Strawberry Festival, something many of us have hoped to do again for years.
Our first rehearsal this winter, then, will be on Monday, January 7th, 2019, with registration starting at 6:45pm in the VHS band room. Rehearsals will continue on Mondays at 7pm. As usual, you can see all the dates on the schedule page of the choir website for the year ahead. Keep an eye out for more details coming in December, and start the new year off with voices lifted high in song!
I hope to see you in the new year!
Come celebrate the awakening of spring with harmonies from the Free Range. This Saturday April 28th at 3pm, the choir will perform at the Vashon High School auditorium, directed by Shane Jewell. Music will include Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water", along with a variety of uplifting songs from around the globe.
"Now I've heard there was a secret chord..." You know the tune, the mood, the irresistible chorus. Come sing-a-long with the Free Range Folk Choir......"the baffled king composing Hallelujah!"
We love sharing traditional and contemporary songs that get your body swaying, feet tapping and hands clapping. This is a family friendly show: bring your kids. Tell your auntie.
Suggested donation: $5 - $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds.)
On Saturday, March 3rd, Vashon Island's Free Range Folk Choir will perform music that cultivates solidity and joy. We are also celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" - we hope you will join us!
Saturday, March 3rd, 7pm at the VHS Theater. This is a family-friendly show, everyone is welcome.
Suggested donation $5 - $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds.)