ZOOM SINGS FOR WOMEN
WITH SUSAN ROBBINS,
Libana's Founder and Artistic Director
CURRENTLY SCHEDULED 2021 DATES:
MONDAYS: January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22
WEDNESDAYS: January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3
(You do not have to sign up for all of them! You can mix and match, and even sign up week by week if you want. . .)
TIME: 7-8:30pm (EDT!)
COST: Suggested donation of $15 per person, per Sing;
less if you can't, more if you want
REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY!
Only after registering will you receive an email with the Zoom link to access the Sing. Please email Susan at email@example.com for more information on how to register.
Most of us who love to sing are still not able to safely gather to sing with our beloved singing communities in person. During these deeply challenging and unsettling times, it is still true that singing helps keep us connected to our soul, soothe our anxious spirit, renew and replenish our vitality, heal our ragged hearts, and realign with the power of hope. AND singing helps us envision, intend, and strengthen our resolve to create the more just world we want to live in!
I will be doing a short energizing and centering vocal warmup, and then leading 4-6 songs per Sing. The experience will be akin to that of chant--I will be choosing simple, easily learnable short rounds and chants with beautiful melodies and inspiring words. Some will be upbeat and rhythmic and some will be soothing and contemplative. After doing a brief teaching of each song, we will sing them together for awhile, deepening as we go. I will be singing, and accompanying the songs on a beautiful Steinway baby grand piano. You can sing in unison with me, create your own harmonies, sing in canon with me (if we are singing a round), or improvise around me with a bass line or vocal percussion! Whatever inspires you!
Because of the limitations of Zoom and other online formats involving the phenomenon of digital delay, we will all see each other sing together on screen, but we will not be able to hear each other--all singers will need to be muted. I will not hear you. Your experience will be singing along with me in duet and seeing each other enjoying raising our voice from our own homes.
A sing-a-long! Or. . . Chant-a-long!
Come sing! May it be a healing experience for all of us!
PAST ZOOM SING PARTICIPANTS WRITE:
“Thank you for being the musician and soul-enhancer that you are . . ."
"Thank you for guiding us through this surreal time and connecting us to each other, ourselves, and to the forces of nature through the spiritual community and beauty of our Sing. I am so grateful!"
"I felt surprisingly and tangibly connected and able to sing with the energy and conviction I usually bring to a group."
"By the time we got to the closing song - it was heavenly to allow myself to float into that magical sacred space you were weaving with your chanting. The truth of your love and compassion came thru so clearly it was breath taking.....one of those rare moments of power and grace."
"You replenished my soul! It was such nourishment for my spirit to be with you surrounded by our beautiful circle of women! It was incredibly poignant to see everyone moving and singing. It felt so connected despite the fact that we couldn't hear each other."
"I loved melding my voice with you! It was unbelievably soothing, moving and felt like a complete release and letting go. I just kept leaking tears. Good tears."
"It might be my favorite use of zoom yet."
"Such a heart-filling experience.”
"Thank you for doing this, and for being you, because you are what makes the difference.”