Community Singing Event: The Power of Song
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside CA 93955
Cost: Free. $5 suggested donation to benefit MPJC and Wholehearted Chorus scholarship fund
RSVP: Seating is limited. Sign up in advance online at Eventbrite: tinyurl.com/Power-of-Song-3-31-18-RSVP or phone (831) 915-7257 to reserve a seat.
Event flyer: https://tinyurl.com/Power-of-Song-3-31-18-flyer
Sponsored by: Monterey Peace and Justice Center
There is a renaissance of group singing across North America in response to the profound threats to civil rights, human rights, the planet, and social justice. The public is invited to experience an evening of community singing and the Power of Song at this event Inspirational songs of peace, hope, freedom, struggle, and change will be learned by oral tradition, led by song leaders from the Wholehearted Chorus, a local heart-led, joy-based community chorus in the Monterey Area and Big Sur. People of all skill levels are welcome. Songbooks will be provided and participants are encouraged to take them home to share with family and friends.
Connecting song and the struggle for peace and social justice is nothing new. Countless singers, including Woody Guthrie, Odetta, Joan Baez, Dylan, Paul Robeson, and Pete Seeger, have used their music to raise awareness about the realities of war and injustice, inspiring generations of listeners to seek a better world. The neuroscience of singing shows that it makes individuals happier, healthier, smarter and more creative. When we sing with other people, the effects are amplified, benefitting the community in profound ways.
About the Song Leaders:
The song leaders are members of Lisa G. Littlebird’s Wholehearted Chorus in Monterey/Big Sur, and graduates of her “Flight School” training for song leaders. Her mission is to see community singing integrated as a natural activity in the tapestry of homes and lives in our modern, Western culture. She holds a vision of a true singing revolution in which community singing has become as popular as yoga, found on every street corner. More information at http://thebirdsings.com/wholehearted/
ABOUT MPJC: The Mission of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center is to Inspire and Mobilize the people of Monterey County to Cultivate Peace, Social Justice, Nonviolence, Democracy, and Environmental Sustainability in our Community and the World through Education and Advocacy.
Contact: Catherine Crockett, MPJC board president, (831) 915-7257