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PLAYING WITH CHOIR: Fall Term 2017

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Charlottetown, PE C1A 4B3

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Do you love to sing (even though you might not consider yourself “a singer” or only feel comfortable singing alone in the car)? Singing in a group has significant benefits whether you’re on key or not – science says it’s like “an infusion of the perfect tranquilizer, the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits.” We've had a blast in our first term and our participants can attest to that (170 of them!)

PLAYING WITH CHOIR is an opportunity to come together in a large group to learn simple 3 part harmonies for popular songs of today and past decades and belt them out for the simple joy of singing. No auditions, no solos, no stars, just fun.


Fall 2017 Term

The Fall 2017 term schedule will begin October 10 and conclude December 5. Our storm date will be December 12. The doors (and bar) will open at 6:30 and the sessions will be from 7:00-9:00 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF November 14, when the session will run from 6:00-8:00 (doors and bar open at 5:30) to accommodate another event at The Guild.


In this 8-week term, we’ll be learning original arrangements for:

  • The Longest Time (Billy Joel)
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
  • Raise A Little Hell (Trooper)
  • Hooked On A Feeling (Blue Swede)
  • Faith (George Michael)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • You're The One That I Want (Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta)
  • Sweet City Woman (The Stampeders)


FAQs

What’s the fee?

The registration fee for this 8-week term is $95, which covers the costs involved in creating original arrangements of the awesome songs we’ll sing, a Choir Director to teach us our parts and lead our singing, an accompanist, space, promotion, administration, communication/coordination, and printing.

How often are sessions?

Each year, we aim to have Fall and Winter terms consisting of weekly 2-hour sessions. Occaisionally, we have special one-night-only events.

Where are the sessions?

For this fall term, our home base will be The Guild, Charlottetown. Doors (and the bar) will open at 6:30 (except November 14, when doors will open at 5:30).


Who can join?

If you are an adult 19+ who loves to sing and plays well with others, we’d be thrilled to welcome you to the gang. No singing experience is necessary, and you will not be required to read music (a lyric sheet is provided at each session). Our focus is on fun and comfort – there are no auditions and you will never have to sing alone.

What if I can't make a session?

We’ll miss you. But we won’t be mad.

Does the choir perform?

Nope, our focus truly is on coming together to sing and have fun.

What should I expect at a session?

The Choir Director (the amazing Jill Chandler) will begin each session with some vocal warm ups. She will focus each session on teaching one new song, breaking the group into three or more sections, each learning their part of the song’s harmony. By the end of the night we’ll bring it all together in a gorgeous full-choir rendition that we’ll video so you can boast to your friends and family about how awesome you sound. While we will be expected to listen to the Choir Director, and do as she instructs, the setting will be casual and fun. While we expect that most of the songs we’ll learn are songs you know and love, we will give you a heads up regarding the line-up in case you want to familiarize yourself with a song before the evening begins.

Who chooses the songs and do choir members get a say?

Songs are chosen by the Choir Director and admin team before each term begins from a list of suggestions from the previous term's participants.


Do I have to audition or sing alone?

No! We’re all about fun and comfort. Skill levels and experience will vary and that’s totally cool. There will be no solos or auditions. It’s all about one voice.

What if I really can’t sing?

Don’t worry! There will be so many voices, it will all come together.

Do I need to know how to read music?

Nope! We’ll hand out a lyric sheet and you’ll learn the notes by listening to the director and through repetition.

Do I need singing experience?

If your only singing experience is alone in the car, that’s cool with us. As long as you love to sing, you’re in.

Can I pay as I go?

Sorry, we require registration and payment in advance of the term.

Who are you awesome people and how did this start?

Emma Fugate loves to sing, but had no outlet to do so in a group. She heard about the world-wide trend of pop choirs and lobbed the idea at a ton of people over the past two years until it stuck to one of them. She and Kirstin Lund spent the better part of a drive home from a conference in Boston scheming about how to create one in PEI. When they got home, they roped their very talented friend, singer-songwriter Jill Chandler, into partnering with them to create this cool new venture. They are all super fun.

What is the refund policy?

Let us know no later than 2 weeks before the start of the term and we'll happily and fully refund your registration fee. After that, we are happy to transfer your ticket to someone else's name and if we have a waiting list, we will facilitate a connection if you wish to sell your ticket. Once the term begins, registrations are not transferable.


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