Living Room Choir Spring 2021 Session!

Thursdays 7 – 8:30pm on Zoom
March 4 – May 20 (12 weeks)
  • Kaitie will be co-leading with Sara Stutz
  • Sliding scale $240-120; no one turned away for lack of funds
  • Open to all – newcomers, non-singers, all ages etc!
  • We will sing some on-the-spot songs, and some longer ones we can sink more deeply into over the course of the session
  • This is a cumulative session, meaning that we will not be advertising the nights individually, but at this time we don’t have a virtual concert planned. We’ll do something cool to wrap up the session together, though!
  • Register for the Spring Session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodO-gqT8sGNZ8G2zK4pd9iLdg72FiuMwP 
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
  • After registering, please send payment to paypal.me/kaitiety (please select “Sending to Friend” or “Friends and Family” to avoid fees) or Venmo: venmo.com/KaitieTy-Warren
  • Check payments, adjusted tuition scale, and other options are available. Contact me to arrange. Dollars are not the only way to contribute to this community, and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
It will be fun, dynamic and, as always, good for the soul!
 
A personal note about this session from Kaitie:
This has certainly been a year of unexpected extremes, and plans getting disrupted. What an opportunity to practice humility and flexibility!
I initially envisioned that I would hit the ground running upon my return after maternity leave, but the reality is I have some longer term health complications than anyone could foresee, and am dealing with the logistical challenges of being a new parent in isolation. These things, unsurprisingly, are affecting my ability to return to a typical work schedule. For most of my work, I have not returned at all. But I love and miss choir in a way that is unique, and don’t want to stay away any longer, even if I have to modify my original plan!
So, I’m very happy to announce that Sara Stutz has graciously agreed to continue to co-lead with me, and that Deborah Leeds will be helping support the process as well. Hooray for community!
This choir has always been an ensemble effort – a point I’ve tried to celebrate transparently. While I fully recognize that individual song leaders carry their own unique vibration that draws in certain people, it’s always been a value of mine that the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts. For this choir to be able to continue to grow, evolve, and adapt even in my relative absence means the world to me, and I am excited now to let it continue to evolve inside this nourishing community, with shared leadership.

Living Room Choir on Zoom Highlights from the Spring 2020 Session:

Perhaps now more than ever,
being part of a caring community to regularly experience life together through music, dance, and fellowship is imperative to our well-being.
Singing is also great for your health – it boosts your immune system, lung capacity and more!

We have found, in the Spring Session (which started in-person before COVID-19 hit) and Summer Session, the importance of having a weekly, joyful practice together.

Living Room Choir continues to offer weekly gatherings, now online!

Come be part of this fantastic musical community!

About Living Room Choir Online:

Living Room Choir is a culture of joy, stress-reduction, and meaningful connection with self and others.

We practice harmony in community while practicing harmony in song.

This is an explicitly antiracist, queer-friendly, trans-affirming space. People of all backgrounds and identities are welcome.

Living Room Choir uses simple yet lush harmonies to build the teaching of songs, live, over Zoom, and create a communal experience using music as a vehicle.

Leader Kaitie Ty Warren teaches original songs, as well as songs from around the world, in the oral tradition. No sight reading or musical experience necessary. You will receive recorded teaching tracks of many of the songs we practice, so that you can sing along at home between rehearsals.

Although we will mostly be muted as a group (since Zoom won’t allow us to sing in sync) we will still be psychically and visually connected through song.

We are part of the Ubuntu Choirs Network, an international choirs community which believes its everybody’s birthright to sing.

Come with an open mind and be ready to sing, dance and/or listen in harmonic community.

All ages and newcomers are always welcome – no musical experience necessary.
Join us!

~We look forward to singing with you!~

Info from the SPRING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO above:

Featured songs:
Vamudara – a Shona story song
Vocal Improv – Roy Willey
One Day (We Will Gather Together) – Sara Stutz
Be Open – Debbie Nargi-Brown
Vocal Improv – Kaitie Ty Warren
Hineini Chant – Kaitie Ty Warren
Bambelela – a Zulu children’s song
Surrender – Kaitie Ty Warren
Angel Wash – Aimee Ringle and Mia Kelley, Rafe Pearlman and Saphir Lewis
All the featured audio you’re hearing in this video is either Kaitie Ty Warren, Sara Stutz, Living Room Choir during previous sessions, or the guest artists Roy Willey and Debbie Nargi-Brown, live over Zoom. This is how it sounds in “real life” when we practice together on Zoom.