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The Freedom Choir Launches Fall 2018 Session!
Join The Freedom Choir and liberate your voice! No audition, no experience required. Sing exciting music from around the world, directed by award-winning musician/vocalist Elizabeth Melvin. All voices welcome! The 13-week session runs through Thursday, December 13 culminating in a performance at Annapolis Midnight Madness! $160 or drop-in the first two Thursdays for $15. If you decide to commit after the drop-in your fee will be pro-rated. Visit for registration and fee info.

Severna Park Community Center

623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd · Severna Park, MD


What we're about

Beginning and experienced singers alike will find a place to spread their vocal wings in The Freedom Choir. Liberate your voice and revel in the age-old tradition of singing together in a beautiful environment. Led by Elizabeth Melvin, The Freedom Choir sings a soulful and uplifting repertoire from around the corner and around the globe. Using the time-honored method of call and response to learn new songs, you will be thrilled at how quickly you will be singing with others in 4-part harmonies.

-No Audition, No Experience Required!

-Learn songs in the oral tradition, line by line in call and response.

-Sheet music and lyrics occasionally provided, but you need not read music.

-Explore vocal music and harmonies from South Africa, Irish blessings, Taize chant,
African-American Gospel, Appalachian folk, Americana, new singer-songwriters and much more!

-Relaxing warm-up at the beginning of every night gets you ready to sing.

-Get your rhythm on with occasional body percussion and dance moves to accompany songs.

-A fun, convivial atmosphere! We laugh a lot!

-We sing in a church, but are not affiliated with any religion, creed or political belief.

-The 12-week Fall Session starts Thursday, Sept. 17. Cost is $120 for the session, payable in full the first night or by installments through arrangement with the director, Elizabeth Melvin. New members can attend the first two weeks (9/17 & 9/24) for the drop-in rate of $12 per night - if you decide to commit to the full session, the balance due will be pro-rated.

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