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Next Month


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Next Month


OUR NEXT GATHERING WILL BE:

Sunday, January 21

5 - 7pm
410 South Michigan Ave
Studio 632

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What?


What?


Chicago Circle Singing is a monthly gathering around spontaneous, improvised singing. Based on Circlesongs by Bobby McFerrin, Circle Singing is an opportunity for individuals to gather in community and explore their voices in a free, safe and playful way. Drawing on traditions of chant, rhythm, movement, melody and harmony, Circle Singing is accessible to beginning singers, but can also challenge the very experienced.

Ultimately, Circle Singing is fun, rejuvenating and community building for anyone with a song in their heart.

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Watch


Watch


Here's how it all started...

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FAQ's


FAQ's


Who can attend? 

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.

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Facilitators


Facilitators


Who hosts this stuff?

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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.

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Davin Youngs is the founder of Davin Youngs Voice, Chicago's premiere studio dedicated to singing. He also is the creator of VOXUS, the world's only team building experience based around improvised singing. An advocate for the human voice, 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 opportunity to all who are willing.

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Just come


Just come


Don't think, just come.

We promise you'll walk away with a new song and a big smile.

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Contact


Contact


We'd love to hear from you!

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