Stretch vocal chords with Letz Sing

A Comox Valley community choir is using some unconventional methods to publicize the start of a new season.

The Letz Sing Community Choir begins the new season this week by encouraging all seasoned singers and new singers to join this vibrant community of people who enjoy singing together.

The time has come to dust off your vocal chords and come out and sing with Tina Filippino and the Letz Sing Community Choir. With three Comox Valley locations and times to choose from, there is flexibility for busy schedules.

All melodies and harmonies will be taught in the oral tradition of call and response. Sessions will include songs, chants and rounds from a wide diversity of sources and inspirations presented sequentially and clearly to accommodate all levels of experience.

Creating harmony together is a lovely way to take a little vacation from stress every week. Tina’s guidance on breath, voice and listening skills keeps everyone engaged and focused on creating beautiful sound together.

Many studies support the view that regular singing in community contributes to well-being on emotional, physical, psychological levels. Many consider weekly choir as part of a personal health plan.

Each session includes a warmup for the voice and body, instruction and practice of new material, and singing a growing bank of favourite songs.

The focus this term will be songs about nature to sing outdoors. There will be a mixed repertoire as usual with some lovely new pieces recently written by Lawrence Cole, songs to celebrate the passing of the seasons, and even a little Frank Zappa thrown into the mix.

There is no need to pre-register just come and join in. Registration is ongoing and the term fee is pro-rated to the starting date. Letz Sing offers a sliding scale for those who need it. The policy is that no one misses choir because of lack of money.

• Monday sessions happen in Courtenay at the lower Native Sons Hall from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

• Tuesday session in Comox at the Lion’s Den run from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

• Wednesday sessions in Black Creek happen at Halbe Hall from

7:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Tina Filippino, or just show up, ready to sing at the session of your choice. Letz Sing is part of the Ubuntu Choir Network, which believes that everyone can sing.

Letz Sing Community Choir

 

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