Thanksgiving Sing-along Concert: Saturday Nov. 25th, 7pm, VHS Theater

Come celebrate Thanksgiving with the Free Range Folk Choir on Saturday Nov. 25th, 7pm at the VHS Theater.

"When you're weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes, I'll dry them all."  When fear is all around, we come together in song to cultivate courage and joy, to practice peace, to build community.  This has been the Free Range Folk Choir's mission since it's creation, and we are celebrating 10 years this season!  On Saturday Nov. 25th at 7pm, the Vashon community is invited to a sing along with some of our all time favorite songs, backed up by the powerful harmonies of the Free Range Folk Choir, at the Vashon High School Theater.  The evening will include Bridge Over Troubled Water, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Down on the Corner, Fall Down As The Rain, and many more.  Bring your family and friends! Lyrics and melodies will be led by director Shane Jewell.  We hope you will join us in celebrating the spirit of Thanksgiving, and come lift your voice with ours.

Suggested donation $5 - $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds.)

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Practice Peace this fall with Vashon's Free Range Folk Choir

Come sing with the Free Range Folk Choir this Fall Season, starting Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017. The choir will rehearse in the Vashon High School band room (see map) on Monday nights from 7-8:30 pm. (Registration begins at 6:45 pm on Sept. 25th.)

This season brings songs of peace and strength in community: from Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" to Rihanna's "Umbrella", Credence Clearwater Revival's "Down on the Corner" to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".  Rounds for peace, and songs to nourish love and joy are also on the menu for the season.

Choir members will have access to the Members Only section of the website, which allows singers to listen to and download tutorial recordings for all the song's vocal parts, as well as videos of many of the pieces we will sing this season.  Members are also able to share announcements and organize with other choir members via the announcement board - we have a lively community!

Fall season meets for nine weekly sessions from September until mid November. Please visit our schedule page for more details on the rehearsal schedule and upcoming concerts.

Under the direction of Shane Jewell, the choir celebrates the ways that music from around the world can lift the spirit and cultivate community. Feel free to come join us! Invite your friends and neighbors. No auditions necessary to join; everyone is welcome. 

Free Range Folk Choir at NW Folklife Festival, Sat. May 27th, 4pm

The Free Range Folk Choir will sing at the Northwest Folklife Festival on Saturday, May 27th at the Cornish Courtyard Stage from 4-5pm.
Come enjoy an hour of song featuring the intricate rhythms of drummer Gordy Ryan, the gospel jazz piano of Thomas Pruiksma, and vocal harmonies of Africa, America, and Europe. This is a family-friendly show, so bring everyone for the audience sing-along. Songs of freedom from South Africa and the US civil rights movement will round out this performance.

The Cornish Courtyard stage (map) is located outside the Cornish Playhouse (201 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA) on the north side of the Seattle Center grounds. You're encouraged to carpool, bicycle or take the bus to Folklife. (See Metro Trip Planner for details.)