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Sing For Pure Joy!

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

If you are in desperate need of an added boost of endorphins floating gleefully through your body, join our SING FOR PURE JOY! Community Choir. This is a safe, non-judgmental circle where everyone can SING FOR PURE JOY! All voices are welcome. No experience is needed - only the desire to make joyuful sounds to help access and express the profound joy and beauty at our core.


No written music is used. "The majority of music in the world comes from the oral tradition and all songs are taught by call and response recognizing that this is the most accessible and effective way for the majority of people to earn and retains songs in the longer term." (Natural Voice Practitioners) We are being inundated with articles in print,(Scientific American - Mind...March/April 2015) books, and interviews on the airwaves touting the benefits of singing.


To cite a few examples: "Singing in a choir boost your mental health; singing is good for your body and soul; choir members who sing together have synchronized heartbeats; singing is as beneficial to your health as yoga; singing is helpful to those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's. people who suffer from blocked airways and ravaged lungs; patients recovering from strokes." There is so much evidence now showing the physical, neurological and psychological benefits of singing in a choir. Not singing in the shower on your own (although that is also wonderful!) but singing in the joyful company of others.


Singing is your birthright. "Your voice is unique only to you, and your soul tunes in the moment it hears your vocal frequency." (YOGA magazine February 2010) Research shows that "people who are involved in choirs are healthier. They live longer lives and have fewer depressions. One of the hormones we generate when we sing is oxytocin (the 'feel good' hormone), which we usually associate with nursing babies and child bearing and hugs. It is a hormone that makes it possible for us to bond. So when you sing, you bond with the people you sing with. (Edmonton Journal)


AND IT IS FUN!!! As Ella Fitzgerald said, 'The only thing better than singing is more singing."


So if you just can't get enough of this endorphin rush, you can join our SING FOR PURE JOY! choir in Campbell River at The Lions Den (across from Thrifty's) on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:30 beginning on January 24th to March 14th, 2018.


 At La Rosa Gardens ( 1211 Cloke Road) in Ladysmith from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - On the last Saturday of every month beginning on January 27th, 2018.


Songs are led by Mary Dennison and Kate Alexandra on Quadra Island on Monday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:30. Quadra Island Song Circles are held in Room 3 at the Quadra Community Centre. Dates for the Winter Term are January 15th - March 19th.


Cost: Term fees work out to $8.00 for 1 1/2 hour class or $10 drop-in. There is a sliding scale by request.

Cost: Adult: $$10
Child: $no charge
At the Door: $$10
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Literature | Poetry
    Multicultural
    Workshops (Arts)
Concerts | Music
    Choir | Vocal Ensemble
    Gospel
    Jazz
    Pop | Rock
    Roots
    World
Everything Else
    Community
    Health & Wellness
    Workshops
Location: La Rosa Gardens
1211 Cloke Road, Ladysmith
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Mary Dennison
singforpurejoy@gmail.com
(250) 285-3764 or (250)202-1003
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