River Singers Summer Workshops (Outdoors!)

4 Summer Workshops held outside Westminster West Church. $15. (If it rains we’ll be indoors, masked)

SING #1 with special guest John Harrison. June 14, 6:30-8pm, $15
To sign up for this workshop with John contact Mary Cay at  mcbrass@vermontel.net
 
John  has been a frequent and very popular guest of River Singers over many years. He led the Montpelier Gospel Choir for
almost 30 years, teaches a rock choir in Barre, teaches with Village Harmony, composes lots of great songs…
 
For this workshop he will teach a mix of easy gospel, his own compositions and one by Scottish singer, Ali Burns.
SIng # 2 Heidi Wilson and Sarina Partridge – Tuesday, July 19, 6:30-8pm, $15, Westminster West Church, outside.
 
Sarina Partridge and Heidi Wilson love to share original, harmony-rich, accessible songs that connect people with the power of their own voice, with one another, and with the world around them. They delight in helping folks learn songs by ear and quickly sing together in harmony with ease and joy! Heidi and Sarina are part of Heartwood, a trio of singers and composers creating new music born from their time in wild places. Heartwood on Rabbit Island, Fall 2021
(Sign ups for this workshop will happen the week before it is scheduled!)
Sing #3 Mary Cay and Magda Sharff, Tuesday, July 26 -6:30-8pm, Westminster West Church, $15, outside
 
Mary Cay and Magda have been playing Balkan double accordion duets for the last many months and held a benefit concert for Ukraine of all Slavic Music in April. In this workshop they will share some of their favorite new (old!) songs. Sign ups for this workshop will happen the week before it is scheduled.
Sing #4 Andy Davis
Andy will be sharing songs and harmonies from what could be  called the Pub Singing Tradition – songs with singable choruses and many opportunities for harmonizing.  The evening will combine learning by ear with the use of scores to illustrate possible harmonies.  The songs will be drawn from the singing traditions of North America and the British Isles; sea songs, work songs and songs that celebrate daily life.  Everyone will go home with all the words and music. 
Sign ups for this workshop will happen the week before the event.
Workshop #4 with special guest, Andy Davis. Tuesday, August 9, 6:30-8pm, West West Church, $15, outside.
Andy will be sharing songs and harmonies from what could be  called the Pub Singing Tradition – songs with singable choruses and many opportunities for harmonizing.  The evening will combine learning by ear with the use of scores to illustrate possible harmonies.  The songs will be drawn from the singing traditions of North America and the British Isles; sea songs, work songs and songs that celebrate daily life.  Everyone will go home with all the words and music. 
Sign ups for this workshop will happen the week before the event.