What we're about

Love to sing? What's stopping you?

The Organic Women's Chorus is ready to help you start again.

We are an informal and welcoming group of women who love singing together in community. Our weekly meetings are part singing, part support group, part family reunion, and another part singing!

The Organic Women's Chorus started in April, 2009 with a group of women who met at Women Making Music camp (more info at www.womamu.org) and wanted to sing together more regularly and locally.

We sing a variety of rounds and 3-part harmony songs from around the world, including South Africa, Georgia (the country), Germany, the Congo, Poland, Australia, and more. Some are even in English!

We are not affiliated with any religious or political group, although the members tend to be quite progressive-leaning, and like to sing songs with a slant towards peace, social justice, and organic vegetables.

We meet every Wednesday except for the first Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome to join us at any time. There is no audition or voice placement, just sing where you feel comfortable. You can even come and listen or lip-synch until you find your voice. Nobody will judge you, we will just be glad you are there.

The Details:

Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (with NO MEETING the first Wednesday of each month)

Jen's house, email for address and directions

Please bring a bottle of water to keep your voice hydrated. Please avoid wearing perfumes or scented products, as these can affect some members' voices. Note: There are two pets living in the house where we meet (a cat and a dog).

Accessibility: The front door is accessed by several shallow steps down or a steep driveway down, and then a couple of steps up. We sing on the ground floor and there is a restroom on the ground floor. Please contact me if you have questions.

A Word About Performances:

In the chorus's first year, we performed at birthday parties, music camp (see above), a going away party, and onstage at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley (our 15 minutes of fame so far). Performing is always optional. There's no minimum number of rehearsals you have to attend, so long as you feel comfortable with the material being performed. Usually we are just singing for our own happiness, but bringing music to our friends and loved ones adds to that experience.

A Word About the Meetups:

Most of our regular members aren't on Meetup, so it might look like only one or two people are going, but there will be more than that. We use Meetup to help new singers find us.

That's about it. If you've read this far, that probably means you really want to sing with us, even if you're not sure yet, so I'm sure I'll meet you soon. Take care and keep singing!

=)

Marianne

Upcoming events (5)

Chorus Rehearsal - On ZOOM

Location visible to members

$5.00

During the pandemic, chorus rehearsals are happening on Zoom. Please contact me for the link. =) marianne 7:00 doors & visiting; 7:15 warmup & rehearsal Bring a water bottle to keep your singing voice hydrated! No need to knock - try the door and come on in if it's unlocked! I know it feels weird your first time but I promise it's okay. Don't worry if not many people have RSVP'd on meetup. There will be plenty of singers there who aren't meetup members. Two cats and a dog live in the home. Please do not wear scented products. Singers pay a sliding scale: $5-10/week for drop-in, or $50-$100 for an 11-12 session season, but try it out for free your first time. Accessibility: There are several shallow garden steps down to the door from the sidewalk, or a driveway down to the door that is sometimes a tight squeeze between cars and a fence (more room can be made in the driveway with advance notice). There are two steps up to the door, and we sing on the ground floor. There is a restroom on the ground floor as well.

Chorus Rehearsal on Zoom

Location visible to members

$5.00

During the pandemic, chorus rehearsals will be on zoom. Please contact me for the link. =) marianne 7:00 doors & visiting; 7:15 warmup & rehearsal Bring a water bottle to keep your singing voice hydrated! No need to knock - try the door and come on in if it's unlocked! I know it feels weird your first time but I promise it's okay. Don't worry if not many people have RSVP'd on meetup. There will be plenty of singers there who aren't meetup members. Two cats and a dog live in the home. Please do not wear scented products. Singers pay a sliding scale: $5-10/week for drop-in, or $50-$100 for an 11-12 session season, but try it out for free your first time. Accessibility: There are several shallow garden steps down to the door from the sidewalk, or a driveway down to the door that is sometimes a tight squeeze between cars and a fence (more room can be made in the driveway with advance notice). There are two steps up to the door, and we sing on the ground floor. There is a restroom on the ground floor as well.

Chorus Rehearsal - On Zoom!

Location visible to members

$5.00

During the pandemic, chorus meetings are on zoom. Please contact me for the link. =) marianne 7:00 doors & visiting; 7:15 warmup & rehearsal Bring a water bottle to keep your singing voice hydrated! No need to knock - try the door and come on in if it's unlocked! I know it feels weird your first time but I promise it's okay. Don't worry if not many people have RSVP'd on meetup. There will be plenty of singers there who aren't meetup members. A cat and a dog live in the home. Please do not wear scented products. Singers pay a sliding scale: $5-10/week for drop-in, or $50-$100 for an 11-12 session season, but try it out for free your first time. Accessibility: There are several shallow garden steps down to the door from the sidewalk, or a driveway down to the door that is sometimes a tight squeeze between cars and a fence (more room can be made in the driveway with advance notice). There are two steps up to the door, and we sing on the ground floor. There is a restroom on the ground floor as well.

Chorus Rehearsal - On ZOOM

Location visible to members

$5.00

During the pandemic, chorus rehearsals are happening on Zoom. Please contact me for the link. =) marianne 7:00 doors & visiting; 7:15 warmup & rehearsal Bring a water bottle to keep your singing voice hydrated! No need to knock - try the door and come on in if it's unlocked! I know it feels weird your first time but I promise it's okay. Don't worry if not many people have RSVP'd on meetup. There will be plenty of singers there who aren't meetup members. Two cats and a dog live in the home. Please do not wear scented products. Singers pay a sliding scale: $5-10/week for drop-in, or $50-$100 for an 11-12 session season, but try it out for free your first time. Accessibility: There are several shallow garden steps down to the door from the sidewalk, or a driveway down to the door that is sometimes a tight squeeze between cars and a fence (more room can be made in the driveway with advance notice). There are two steps up to the door, and we sing on the ground floor. There is a restroom on the ground floor as well.

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Chorus Rehearsal - On Zoom!

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