What we're about

This group is for anyone who wants to explore singing, sound, and harmonics in a spontaneous, playful, healing way. We offer a safe, supportive, judgement-free zone to explore the full expression of our creative voices and feel the power of group singing. We have four primary expressions of group singing:

• The Voice Circle Community Choir, a non-auditioned, non-performing choir, where we learn beautiful music from around the world. All songs are taught orally, without sheet music.

• Circle Singing, an orally-led, improvisational group singing experience, based on the work of Bobby McFerrin and his collaborators.

• Vocal Meditation, a contemplative singing practice utilizing toning, chanting, soul-singing, and deep listening.

• Spontaneous A Cappella, a small-group improvisational practice wherein we create improvised songs together, without a leader. A deeper dive into improvisational singing.

What we do in every group: We have fun with our voices in a way that stimulates and strengthens the parts of our brains that foster relaxation, creativity, playfulness, and self-expression. We take inspiration from techniques developed by Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, Christa Ray, Paul Newham, Sylvia Nakkach, Laurel Elizabeth Keyes, Jonathan Goldman and others.

Who should join: Singers, non-singers, “closet” singers, shower singers, car singers, karaoke singers, kirtan singers, choir singers — anyone who wants to free their voice and open their mind for greater self-expression and creativity.

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Workshop: Singing & Dancing Your Authentic Self

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Improvisational Voice and Movement Workshop — Online

Do you have the never-ending-pandemic blues? Are your voice and body feeling stiff and shut down without an outlet for playful expression? Would you like to learn to sing and move from a place of self-inquiry, delight, and freedom with a deep and vibrant community, without ever leaving your living room?

Join Colorado vocal coaches Roy Willey and Amy Biondo for an afternoon Zoom workshop exploring the intersection of mindfulness with the voice, breath, and body.

Learn the practice of Contemplative Voice and Movement, an improvisational singing and moving meditation, and discover and celebrate your own authentic voice and movement as you practice over a “sound bed” of layered vocals created in the moment by Roy and Amy. The practice of sustained, improvisational singing and moving not only calms the nervous system, it grounds us in the present moment and connects us to our creative, intuitive selves.

In this online workshop, you'll explore all of these practices from the comfort and privacy of your own home. All voices welcome, no prior experience necessary.

All the details: https://voicecirclecolorado.com/sing-and-dance

Price: $25 Early Bird ($30 after Feb. 12)
(No one turned away — Please message host if you need to arrange)

TO REGISTER: Click the PayPal link below. Upon checkout, you'll be directed to the registration page on Zoom.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NEV82YKMMKAVC

Circle Singing BOULDER - (in person)

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This will be a deeper dive into the practice of Circle Singing and Vocal Improvisation, as developed by Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, et al. Presented by Voice Circle Colorado and Creativity Alive.

Advance registration required. Location address will be sent to registered participants.

NOTE: We're asking participants to test for Covid prior to singing, to allow everyone to sing freely, unmasked, without fear. See details and register by following the link below:

Please follow this link to register:
https://voicecirclecolorado.com/boulder-registration

Price: $15

What is Circle Singing? Circle Singing is a community singing and sounding practice, spontaneous and evolving — like a drum circle for voices.

Based on practices developed by Bobby McFerrin and his collaborators, Circle Singing is a supportive, judgment-free space to play with your voice. Leaders create songs in the moment — patterns, percussive sounds, rhythms, harmonies, melodies, recognizable words, or invented language — and teach the parts orally to the rest of the group.

The parts layer together into completely original compositions, each song a unique creation, never sung before, never to be sung again.

It's a very organic, playful, community singing experience. All voices are welcome!

Circle Singing at Swallow Hill

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Join us at Swallow Hill Music for live, in-person Circle Singing!

What is Circle Singing? Circle Singing is a community singing and sounding practice, spontaneous and evolving — like a drum circle for voices.

Based on practices developed by Bobby McFerrin and his collaborators, Circle Singing is a supportive, judgment-free space to play with your voice. Leaders create songs in the moment — patterns, percussive sounds, rhythms, harmonies, melodies, recognizable words, or invented language — and teach the parts orally to the rest of the group. The parts layer together into completely original compositions, each song a unique creation, never sung before, never to be sung again.

It's a very organic, playful, community singing experience. All voices are welcome!

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Circle Singing BOULDER - (in person)

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