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One more chance to join East Bay Harmony A Capella for our last Summer Session! For our final rehearsal of the summer we're doing something different. Robin Fisher, a lyric soprano and music educator, will be leading the chorus in a special workshop focusing on what she calls "grounding the sound." This has to do with developing a deeper body connection when singing and how this relates to more expressive singing. The workshop should be really interactive and engaging. Hopefully she will also sing something for us... This is a drop in schedule. We ask $5 for each Summer rehearsal you attend to pay for our Director's time and space rental. August 20 will be the last of our informal summer sessions. We will resume regular rehearsals and start learning new songs for the new season on September 10th. (You may not see many RSVP's because we're an established group with many regular members.) THE BASIC INFO - No audition required - all adults welcome! - No music reading skill required! - Super fun, friendly community, low-pressure environment - Eclectic, all a cappella repertoire - We provide easy-to use online tools for helping you learn your part quickly and accurately - REHEARSAL INFO WHEN: Monday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm WHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal School, 116 Montecito Ave., Oakland. We're not affiliated with the church; we just rent space there. Go to the modern glass doors next to the church. Look for the white East Bay Harmony doorbell and we'll buzz you in. Please don't forget that you won't see many RSVP's on MeetUp because most attendees are established chorus members. Hope to see you come check us out! Allison

St. Paul's Episcopal School

116 Montecito Avenue · Oakland, CA

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Come sing with East Bay Harmony, an Oakland-based a cappella chorus established in 1999. We rehearse weekly and exist to promote the fun of singing together and building community through music making.

Each singing season begins in September and new members are welcome through Monday, October 1st. Come check us out--September is free. In October we close rehearsals until June after our annual Friends and Family Concert. (But if you are a Bass or Baritone and feel like you can learn music fairly easily, please feel free to contact us as we are always a little short of deep voices.)

THE BASIC INFO - No audition required - all adults welcome! - No music reading skill required! - Super fun, friendly community, low-pressure environment - Eclectic, all a cappella repertoire - We provide easy-to use online tools for helping you learn your part quickly and accurately -

Periodic performances in the community throughout the year in addition to our big Friends and Family concert in the Spring - Weekly post-chorus small group harmony singing sessions

WHAT WE SING Our repertoire has included jazz, pop, blues, rock, R&B, folk, and spirituals, and is chosen democratically each year by the chorus membership. Here’s what we're singing for 2018/19: "Baba Yetu" (Christopher Tin); "Because" (The Beatles); "Dancing Queen" (Abba); "Down in the River to Pray" (Traditional); "Georgia on My Mind" (Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell); "Hymn of Axciom," (Vienna Teng); "Soul Bossa Nova" (Qunicy Jones); "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder)

REHEARSAL INFO

WHEN: Monday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

WHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal School, 116 Montecito Ave., Oakland (across from Lake Merritt) We're not affiliated with the church; we just rent space there.

DUES Your first month is free! After that we charge $35/month for membership dues that help us exist, The dues go toward paying our director, renting rehearsal and performance space and purchasing things like risers, sound systems, etc.

FOR MORE INFORMATION - Check out our website: http://www.eastbayharmony.org

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