What we're about

Welcome! No matter how long it's been since you sang in a choir, if you love to sing in the shower, can carry a tune, and are looking for a place to sing with your clothes on, there's a spot for you in the One World Community Choir.

No auditions required! All parts taught by call and response.

Repertoire: You'll learn a mixture of beautiful multi-part songs from around the world: Scottish ballads, songs from Africa, hypnotic chants from India, and the best of American roots. Our motto is: If we love it, we'll teach it.

Atmosphere: The atmosphere in class is fun and relaxed. We only teach great songs, so you'll never be bored. And we like to sink in and take our time, so you’ll never feel rushed or pressured to go too fast—only to enjoy the ride.

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What is it? The One World Community Choir & Social Club is more than a choir. It’s “a thang.” The original choir started 8 years ago in Minnesota, as a class Betsy offered through Community Ed. She and her husband, Al Dworsky, joined forces and the class grew into the One World Community Choir & Social Club.

Who's in it? Good question. Since this is a new choir, we don't know who will turn up. What we can tell you is that people we seem to attract are a friendly bunch of welcoming folks who come to play. We mostly sing--but there's always a lot of laughing, eating, and socializing going on before and after choir. Everybody cares about the music, but nobody cares if you mess up. And we all care a lot about each other. Most choirs spend most of their time preparing for performances. At this point in our lives, we sing for our own pleasure. Occasionally we do sing at community events or benefits, but these are always treated as appearances rather than performances. And we always teach our audiences something so they aren't just sitting around.

Who's leading it? Betsy Sansby and Alan Dworsky are a couple who conduct the choir with the same comedic imperfection they bring to their marriage. Betsy trained at the Community Choir Leadership Program in Victoria, Canada. She is the producer and primary performer on her "Betsy's Teaching CDs for Community Choir Leaders" series. Alan is a classically trained piano player and former rock musician, lawyer, and legal writing instructor. He’s also a hand drum teacher, and together, Al and Betsy have written eight award-winning books on drumming and rhythm. Betsy’s also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis.

Upcoming events (5+)

Join our no-audition choir. Restarts this fall, Saturday, October 13th!

One World Community Choir of Atwater Village

Join our playful community of non-professional singers who love to sing uplifting songs from many world traditions. We're all serious about making our sound as beautiful as possible, but that's where all seriosity ends! Your first visit is free!

Skipping the 27th. Start of fall session on November 3rd!

One World Community Choir of Atwater Village

Great seeing so many of you on Saturday. We've decided to start fall session on November 3rd (and skip next week) because of few of you told us you were going out of town next week. Hope to see all of you then. Newbies: Your first visit is always free. Price is prorated. For everyone else, bring payment to Al for $90 for 10-week session. Checks to Dancing Hands Music. See you then! Bets and Al

One World Community Choir of Atwater Village Returns!!!

Needs a location

$90.00

Hurray! CHOIR STARTS OCTOBER 20. Hope to see you all then!

One World Community Choir of Atwater Village Returns!!!

Needs a location

$90.00

Hurray! CHOIR STARTS OCTOBER 20. Hope to see you all then!

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