Sunday, April 30th
5 - 7pm
410 South Michigan Ave
ANYONE! We mean it. Think you can’t sing? Come. Try! Been singing for years? Come and try it! Scared to improvise? Definitely, come! Anyone with a voice is welcome.
How do I sign up & when is it?
No need to sign up, JUST SHOW UP!
We gather each month, usually on the last Sunday at 5pm. See above for this month's date and time.
How much does it cost?
For each gathering, we ask a suggested donation of $15 to cover facilitator and space fees. If you are not able to pay this amount, we encourage you to come anyway. If you are able and willing to contribute more, you may as well. Creating and supporting community is our primary interest.
Do I have to sing alone?
Absolutely not. Circle Singing is first and foremost about community. That being said, if you desire to explore your voice as a soloist, there will be opportunity as well.
What if I make mistakes?
There are no mistakes in the circle. Every sound you make, good or bad, is an opportunity. We will give you tools for fully understanding.
Wait, how exactly does it work?
Utilizing a fluid model of play, Circle Singing often begins with exercises and games to ignite and practice skills of improvisation. Once the group is “warmed up” a facilitator will lead the group in improvised harmonic and rhythmic patterns are repeated until a song unique to that moment is created. These patterns as well as leadership may morph and change. There are no hard rules, although there are many ways of facilitating a successful circle.
Alison Wedding is a singer, teacher and facilitator who has a special passion for improvised singing. She has studied extensively with Rhiannon and has facilitated improvised singing gatherings all over the world. She currently teaches singing and spontaneous composition at the Berklee College of Music as well as at Davin Youngs Voice. She is also a facilitator with VOXUS, a company that uses improvised singing as a team building activity.
Davin Youngs is the founder of Davin Youngs Voice, Chicago's premiere studio dedicated to singing. He also is the creator of VOXUS, a team building experienced based around improvised singing. An advocate for the human voice, and singer, performer and teacher, Davin is invigorated by creating spaces for people to explore their voices as an instrument. Further, he believes that singing can facilitate change and works to offer that to as many people as possible.
We'd love to hear from you!