Rose City Folk Chorus -- Spring Season 2019 Rehearsal/Class
Mondays, 6:45-8:30pm, March 18-May 13 (no rehearsal/class April 15), 2019.
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Join the inaugural season of Portland's newest group of harmony singers, the Rose City Folk Chorus! We will be performing a beautiful collection of songs from the roots and branches of the American folk music tradition. These are the songs that director/instructor, Leela Grace, has arranged and taught informally in her By-Ear Harmony Singing classes over the last 15 years, finally honed for performance.
All singers who have taken one or more of Leela Grace's By Ear Harmony Singing classes (or by permission of the instructor) are welcome -- no audition necessary! All songs will be taught by ear (and you will receive audio files to aid in practice). There will be optional opportunities for more challenge (in the form of creating your own duo or trio harmonies for specific songs or stepping out to sing a solo). We will also experiment with larger and smaller group singing, strengthen our voices and ears, learn more about harmonies and how they work, and have a darn good time together while we're at it! Song selection will, as usual, mainly be drawn from folk, old time, and old country repertoires, but may range outside of those genres.
This will be a 8-week series of rehearsals preparing for our debut performance in May! The performance date(s) will be announced soon. If you are unable to attend all rehearsals, please check with Leela as there are payment options for drop-in and you still may be able to join in! If you cannot afford the full price, please use the scholarship price option. We need your voice!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or if cost is a barrier to joining. If you have not taken one of Leela's By-Ear Harmony Singing classes before, please get in touch to find out if you might be able to join. Note: At least 12 singers must be registered in order for the season to move forward. Please encourage your friends to join you!