Plus, Songweavers “Open Sing” is Tuesday, Sept. 12
Do you love to sing? Add your voice to one of Concord Community Music School’s choruses, now welcoming new members for the fall semester.
SONGWEAVERS and SONGWEAVER DRUMMERS: Songweavers is New Hampshire’s original women’s community chorus, open to women of any age who like to sing. No musical experience or note-reading is required. Songweavers rehearse in two groups, Tuesdays at 7:00pm and Wednesdays at 9:30am. (Singers are welcome to attend one or both rehearsals each week.) Songweaver Drummers rehearse Tuesdays at 5:30; drums provided. Peggo Horstmann Hodes, director. Information and online registration HERE.
SING AND BE HAPPY AT OPEN SING! All are welcome to try singing (and/or drumming!) at the “Songweavers Open Sing” – Tuesday, September 12, Concord Community Music School, downtown Concord, New Hampshire. The fun starts at 5:30 with a Drumming Sampler, with a chance for everyone to try African-style drumming with the Songweaver Drummers. Drumming is followed by a potluck supper at 6:15, and the Open Sing is 7:15-8:30. Bring a friend and join this joyful group! Want to see for yourself what a Songweavers rehearsal is like? Attend a free Songweavers Open Rehearsal on Wednesday, September 13, 9:30-11:00am.
PURPLE FINCHES YOUTH CHORUS: The Purple Finches Youth Chorus (grades K-8) includes three age levels—the Fledglings, the Fliers, and the Finches. The three groups allow an age-appropriate sequence of musical development, as students learn music literacy through regular rhythm, solfège, and ear-training, based on a hybrid of Kodály and other methods. The choruses rehearse Monday afternoon/evening during the school year, and perform regularly. Maria Isaak, director. Information and online registration HERE.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT: The littlest singers will enjoy the Music School’s Music and Movement program, with a wide variety of fun, interactive classes for kids from 5 months to 6 years of age. Music and Movement classes meet weekday mornings through January. Heather Oberheim, R-DMT, director. Information and online registration HERE.
Call 603-228-1196 for information about these other Concord Community Music School choruses:
- Canterbury Singers
- Sunflower Singers
- Teen Vocal Ensemble
- The WOWS (Women of Wall Street)
“At the Music School our children are learning the invaluable life lessons of truly listening to one another, harmonizing with each other, seriously practicing, and erupting in joy and play as only happy children can do. Each time our children sing they raise a sound that petitions peace, pursues friendship, and teaches all of us tolerance, understanding, and kindness.” – Parent of a Purple Finches Youth Chorus member
Financial aid is available for all programs. For rehearsal times and dates, to request a copy of the new school-year catalog, or to register for a chorus or class, call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.
About the Concord Community Music School
Concord Community Music School is a full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is recognized nationally for program innovation and management excellence. Welcoming adults, teens, and children of all musical abilities, 50 artist teachers reach more than 33,000 people in four states with educational programs, concerts, workshops, and community partnerships. CCMS has received major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hearst Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Jane’s Trust, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Music School has earned honors including the NH Governor’s Arts Award for Cultural Access Leadership; Greater Concord’s Favorite Musical Instruction from Parenting New Hampshire Magazine; Riverbend’s Champion for Mental Health; and New Hampshire Magazine’s Best Music School for Everyone.