With increased intuitive and social connection, people in the Secret Choir enhance their well-being through self-compassion and consistent creative practice. Self-doubt and self-consciousness diminish as emotional resilience and contentment help them to thrive in daily life.
Imagine a LIVE, INTERACTIVE musical open house for all ages. A book club with songs instead of books.
A place to spend time with people who enjoy music, to explore music without pressure. To sing for the joy of it. A place where your voice is welcome just as it is.
The harmonies and rhythms we create refresh the mind for whatever is next in your day or evening.
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Some people wonder ...
How can you do this online? Although we can't ALL sing together at the same time, AND hear each other online, there are still documented social benefits to singing in the presence of a group. We use call-and-response [you sing, I sing, they sing] to connect through song.
Is this karaoke? ... No, but it will definitely support your ease of breathing and singing lyrics with the confidence needed at a karaoke setup (not having a monitor to hear yourself can make things tricky!)
I'm very shy. What if I don't feel comfortable joining in?... No worries. You are welcome to come as you are and sing as much or as little as you want. But because your voice will join voices with others in the group, you might be pleasantly surprised at your willingness to sing!
I'm tone deaf. Won't I mess up the group?...Your voice and musicality are welcome just as they are. Once you start singing with others in the group, you might be surprised at how in sync you feel.
What if I don't have rhythm?
The Secret Choir is a great place to build rhythmic listening and singing skills. But get this: breathing is a rhythmic activity. So is any motor movement you do to get around. As per the last two questions, you might be surprised at how much you can do with the group!
Weekends are hard for me. Do you have weekday meetings?
When Secret Choir first started out we did meet on a weekday as well as on a weekend. During those times, it was more challenging to get a sizeable group together for any of the meetings. If you have a weekday on which you would love to meet, please let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I get access to recordings? ... Yes! Past Social Sing highlights are up here. We are working on getting you access to current events. Sign up for emails to get the latest news!