Community Singing Circle & Tips on Starting One
VJ Mohan & Mark Wallace
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Music 2 - Room #108
This workshop will be run in a circle-singing format, singing out of the songbook Rise Up Singing. Between songs, tips on how to get such a circle started in your own community and how to promote it will be provided; also, information on existing community singing circles in the greater bay area.
People who are curious about such circles, or want to start one in their community, or simply want to sing in such a cirlce are welcome. We have some copies of Rise Up Singing, but bring your copy if you have one.
VJ Mohan has been singing various genres of music in group settings for many years. He has organized a few singing circles over the last few years. For over half a century, Mark Wallace has been singing and playing guitar on stage and by the campfire. Vocal harmony and improvisation are his strength, along with knowing hundreds of songs. In 2013, Mark & VJ, along with friends, started a community singing group in San Jose, South Bay Community Singers, www.facebook.com/groups/CommunitySingers/. The group continues to meet twice a month with eight to twenty people coming together to sing out of Rise Up Singing joyously.