Live with Betsy Sansby & Al Dworsky
No matter how long it's been since you sang in a choir, if you love to sing in the shower and are looking for a place to sing with your clothes on, there's a spot for you in the One World Community Choir.
You'll learn a crazy mix of beautiful multi-part songs from all over the world: Scottish ballads, funky songs from Africa, hypnotic chants from India, hits from the 50's, and the best of American roots. Our motto is: If we love it, we'll teach it. Click here to see Betsy's Teaching CDs for Community Choirs
The One World Community Choir is more than just a choir. It’s a community of folks who love to sing, laugh, and hang out together. The atmosphere in class is welcoming and relaxed, but we do work hard, so you'll never be bored. Everybody cares about the music, but nobody cares if you mess up.
"If you only knew how much the choir feeds my soul...I've been waiting for you guys for so long! It’s the best ‘church’ I know!” Nancy, choir member
Unlike most choirs, who spend most of their time preparing for performances, we sing for our own pleasure. Occasionally we do show up and sing at a community event or benefit, but these are rare “appearances” rather than performances, and we always invite our audiences to sing along.
The choir is led by Betsy Sansby and Alan Dworsky, who conduct the choir with the same dramatic imperfection that they bring to their marriage. Betsy was trained at the Community Choir Leadership Program in Victoria, Canada. She is the producer and primary performer on the Teaching CDs for Community Choir Leaders series. Alan is a classically trained piano player and former rock musician. Now he’s a hand drum teacher, and together with Betsy has written eight award-winning books on drumming and rhythm.
When: Tuesday nights, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Year-round. Each session is 10-weeks long. The Winter 2014 session starts December 3 and runs the following dates: December 3 and 10, all Tuesdays in January and February.
Where: The sanctuary of St. Luke church in Minnetonka (near 101 and Minnetonka Blvd). During the summer we usually meet at our house. If you're coming for the first time, make sure you get in touch with Betsy first.
Cost: $79 for a 10-week session. To register for the Winter[masked]-week session, click on the green “Add to cart” button above. You can also join in the middle of a session and we'll prorate your fee for however many classes are left. For more information, email Betsy: [masked].