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Thrive Community Choir | Welcome Gathering

We’re excited to be launching a Thrive Community Choir!

If you love to sing, if you’ve been inspired by the Thrive Choir and want to sing in an ensemble, if you want more Thrive songs in your life...join the Thrive Community Choir for its first season.

A Welcome Gathering for interested participants is taking place this Tuesday, Feb 5th where you can learn more.

WHAT

The Thrive Community Choir is an opportunity to:

- Be in deeper community with Thrive members & kindred folk
- Explore your singing voice as a reflection and expression of yourself
- Connect and contribute to an accepting and non-judgemental space
- Improve your vocal technique and musical knowledge
- Learn and improve your singing in harmony
- Give voice to the songs and messages our world is craving
- Keep the vocal traditions alive
- Offer songs in service of our community and your wellbeing

We’ll be singing a collection of songs in 3 and 4 part harmony. Some will be community songs you may remember from Thrive Sundays, some will be new arrangements made specifically for our choir, and some will come from songs you suggest and love. We will likely start with a song full of magic that many people love & know - MaMuse’s We Shall Be Known :)

The Thrive Community Choir will collaborate with the Thrive Choir but is a separate ensemble. The only audition is passion and commitment. All are welcome.

WHO

We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about singing and who can commit to attending at least 8 of the following rehearsal dates.

WHEN

We are having a welcome gathering on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:30pm. (You can still join the choir even if you can't make this event.)

Rehearsals will take place on Thursday from 7:30-9:30 on the following dates:

2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, (no April 4th) 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2

There will be a culminating performance at the May 5th Thrive Sunday from 4 - 6pm. (We will also be exploring the possibility of hosting a house concert.)

WHERE

The Fireplace Room @ First Church of Christ, Scientist
2619 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

HOW MUCH

To help cover the costs of this group, there is a sliding scale fee of $150- 225 for all 10 weeks plus the performance. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to participate at a reduced amount or monthly installments, please email stevie.greenwell@gmail.com.

LEADERSHIP

The Thrive Community Choir is being directed by Stevie Greenwell with occasional guest teaching by other members of the Thrive Choir and community song leaders.

Stevie Greenwell is a musician, educator, and mentor working around the bay area. She works to connect people to their voice both musically and emotionally. Stevie believes everyone has the right to sing and that the voice can be a tool of reflection and expression to help us learn who we are and what we want to express to the world. Stevie performs with the Thrive Choir, Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate and with various artists and ensembles. She works with schools, community choirs and music camps around the Bay and was previously the Director of Vocal Studies at Marin School of the Arts.

RSVP & SIGN UP

Please RSVP for the Feb 5th welcome gathering if you can make it. If you can’t make the welcome gathering but would like to join the Thrive Community Choir, please email stevie.greenwell@gmail.com to sign up.

Earlier Event: February 3
Thrive Sunday | The Song Of Who You Are
Later Event: February 17
Song Circle | February