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Fall 2023 Open Hub Singing Club

November 12, 2023

Join us for an 8 week series of singing workshops and experience joy in community through voice and song! No singing experience is required.

You are invited to join Open Hub Singing Club, 8 Sundays this fall from 3:30-5 pm .

Whether you are an experienced singer or someone new to singing, community singing offers a “no practice, no performance” experience. We celebrate uplifting songs with meaningful messages taught in the simple and ancient aural tradition so that everyone is singing together in no time. We learn by listening as a group. No singing experience or training is required – just a desire to sing with others in community. All voices are welcome, including yours!

Harmony happens in community! Songs sow solidarity. Songs sung with intention, like seeds planted with care, can take root in an individual or community and flower into unexpected fruits: simple joy, healing balm, increased sensitivity, awe and wonder, a re-enchanted and revitalized spirit, a grounding and centeredness, a deepening of compassion. The art and practice of community singing draws us outside of ourselves and at the same time deepens us within.

As Bobby McFerrin says, “One of the simplest and most direct ways of praying and meditating is through singing, and singing in community is especially powerful. You get people together in a room singing, and you instantly knock down all the walls—the creeds, the gender, age, and race differences, everything. You’re all one at that point, lifting your voices.”

In singing together we give voice to our shared humanity. Our common joys, longings, sorrows, and hopes fly from our mouths and mingle in the air. Come, help us sing in harmony to enliven spirit, build community, and create personal and cultural change.

Open Hub Singing Club meets in the Pulpit Rock Brewing Event Room for 8 Sundays from 3:30-5pm.

Dates *please note that the dates are not consecutive*:

  1. September 10th
  2. September 17th
  3. September 24th
  4. October 8th
  5. October 22nd
  6. October 29th
  7. November 12th
  8. November 19th

Cost is on a sliding scale: $40-$80. Pay as is generous and affordable for you.

In each session, we will…

  • Learn joyful, diverse, easy-to-memorize songs
  • Connect with our singing community through a shared joy of song
  • Build confidence in our voices in a welcoming, supportive space
  • Release the stress of living and open space for the week to come
  • Exercise our bodies and minds through the practice of group singing
  • Build memory retention through oral tradition singing
  • Enjoy a fun, relaxed, and accepting environment

Please join us! Register online via Eventbrite, or send a check to:

The Center For Belonging/Liz Rog

1591 Manawa Trail Rd.

Decorah, IA 52101

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