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Sing For Pure Joy!

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH SONG. WHERE: The Lions Den 1441 Ironwood Road, Campbell River. WHEN:Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:30. 

COST: $10 drop-in or $8 per time if registering for the Winter/Spring Term. SONGS LED: By Mary Dennison (250) 285-3764 or (250) 202-1003 or e-mail [email protected]

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 joyful 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 learned by call and response recognizing that this is the most accessible and effective way for the majority of people to learn and retain songs in the longer term." (Natural Voice Practitioners) We are being inundated with articles in print, books and interviews on the airwaves touting the benefits of singing. To cite a few examples: "Singing in a choir boosts 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 Parkinsons, 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, which we usually associate with nursing babies and child bearing. It's a hormone that makes it possible for us to 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! at The Community Centre on Quadra Island on Monday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:30 and in Ladysmith twice a month on Saturday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at The Lodge on 4th Avenue. 1127 4th Ave. 

Contact Mary Dennison for more details and specific dates for the terms. SING YOU THERE!

Cost: Adult: $$10 drop-in or reduc
Child: $no charge
At the Door: $10
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Workshops (Arts)
Concerts | Music
    Choir | Vocal Ensemble
Everything Else
    Ethnic | Multi-Cultural
    Health & Wellness
Location: The Lions Den - Campbell River
1441 Ironwood Road, Campbell River
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Mary Dennison
[email protected]
(250) 285-3764 or (250) 202-1003
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