from one of our singers…I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Another Drop In happens this week, Thursday February 13th!
It’s the last Drop In before the Spring Session is officially underway – so if you want to “just check it out,” this is the perfect time!
Click HERE for all the details! We hope to see you there.
Living Room Choir
Open the door! Our new season starts tomorrow, Thursday, February 6th, and we hope to see you there! All the details can be found on our Choir Sessions page. Newcomers are always welcome, and all levels of singing experience belong here!
Enjoy this video of Abre La Puerta by Glen Phillips, from the recent Living Room Choir Concert. Thanks to David Mansfield for the footage!
Come sing this week with Living Room Choir member Deborah Leeds! Deborah has been training as a song leader with the fabulous Heather Houston and has helped lead and anchor songs with Living Room Choir for 3.5 years!
Registration opens January 24th for the
Sisters in Harmony Summer Retreat
A women’s singing retreat at the stunning Om Oasis Retreat Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains
- August 7 -9, 2020 (Registration opens in January 2020)
Immerse your self in sacred sisterhood, song, yoga, meditation, ritual, nature, saltwater pool, hot tubs and saunas. We’ll be singing altogether in one big group the entire weekend! Fill your cup with songs that open your heart and uplift your spirit!
Food: Organic, locally sourced, vegetarian, gluten free meals.
Lodging – Camping, glamping, yurts, cabins, and tree houses are available. Some shared, some singles.
Visit HeatherHoustonMusic.com/Retreats for more information and to register.
Due to the winter cold that’s been going around, I’m going to sit out Te’s song circle tonight. It will still be happening though, and Te is a great songleader – so if you were planning on going, I recommend still going! She said to tell you she will be very excited to see you if you’re able to make it. (And we’re talking about co-leading sometime in January or February instead.)
See you then!
Kaitie Ty will be co-leading with Te Martin this coming Sunday:
Sunday December 22, 5-7pm
Herchurch in San Francisco – click the link above to see map and more details!
Join us this month for a special song-circle co-led by Te Martin (Songs of Strength) & Kaitie Ty Warren (Living Room Choir).
We’ll teach simple, oral tradition songs, call-and-response style.
Come with your joy, come with your grief, come to share, come to listen, come to sing, come for calm. All are welcome. No singing experience necessary.
$5-15 donations welcome; no one turned away
This is an explicitly antiracist, queer-friendly, trans-affirming space. As we work to undo the structures white supremacy, POC, TRANS, & QUEER voices are welcomed and prioritized.
We acknowledge that this song circle is held on Rumaytush Ohlone land. 10% of all donations will go to the Shuumi Land Tax, supporting Segorea Te’ Land Trust, an urban, indigenous, women-led land trust in the east bay.
Te Martin believes that Song is a collaborator in healing earth and creating resilient communities. She has been leading community song circles for the past two years, is an organizer of the Thrive Street Choir, and recently completed an apprenticeship at Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center. Her music is available on SoundCloud.
Kaitie Ty Warren is passionate about waking people up to the joyful potential in their bodies, voices, and connections with others. Practicing harmony in music, Kaitie creates inclusive spaces to explore where harmony can be found in community as well. She teaches group speech classes for people with Parkinson’s; leads the Living Room Choir in El Cerrito; offers private lessons for all-things-voice; composes music and writes prose; performs and records; and is a member of the Ubuntu Choirs Network – an international community that believes it’s everybody’s birthright to sing. Visit www.KaitieTyWarren.com to learn more.
Our Winter Concert Approaches! Don’t miss it!
~Tending the Spark of Hope~
a concert of light, levity, and love
Saturday December 14th
- $20/no one turned away for lack of funds
- at The Grace Lutheran Church: 15 Santa Fe, El Cerrito
- Nearst BART Station is El Cerrito Plaza
- All ages welcome
- The space is Wheelchair Accessible
- Please arrive scent-free
- connect with the event on Facebook and tell your friends all about it! Our community grows best by word of mouth.
We are looking for a few volunteers to work the door! You would need to arrive at 6pm and stay through the end of the concert. You will gain free admission and an Ubuntu Bracelet as thanks! Please contact us with “VOLUNTEER” in the subject line if you’re interested.
Can’t wait to see you there!
We are so excited to participate in the SF SingFest coming up next week!
Choirs Unite! FREE SF SingFest at Mission Dolores Basilica
Winter Concert Saturday December 14th, 7pm at the Grace Lutheran Church in El Cerrito!
Save the Date – details coming soon!
We can’t wait to sing with you!
The fabulous songleader Karly Loveling will be in the Bay Area for one night! Come sing with us!
Kaitie and Karly trained together at the Ubuntu Choirs Network Community Choir Leadership Training in 2016, and they’ve been songleading sisters ever since!
Karly Loveling has a passion for bringing heart and song together in harmony. She lives and leads Community Singing in Eugene, OR through Singing Heart Choir and the Hummingbirds Girls Choir, as well as bringing her spirit and skills to gatherings such as Singing Alive and Song Village. She’s known for holding space and singing for her own joy and sanity, community building, growing girls, women’s circles, babies, dying friends, people grieving, and anyone who will listen or join in. Her songs are delightful and her presence is a treat.
Kaitie and Karly will co-lead this one-night workshop. Both women are committed to building COMMUNITY THROUGH SONG, and teach songs that include everyone in a fun, playful, full-hearted way. All ages are always welcome.
ALL voices are welcome; no musical experience necessary! There will be no sightreading – everything is taught by oral tradition. Sliding Scale $20-40; No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please arrive scent-free. Please RSVP and share this event with your friends!
Monday, September 23rd, 7-9pm. Grace Lutheran Church, 15 Santa Fe, El Cerrito CA.