Nutz RE-Mixed!

The Nutcracker for the 21st Century

Nov 18th – Dec 4th at the Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose

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201402circlesingGreetings Friends!

Still feeling the love from your Valentine’s Day weekend? We’ll be keeping the feeling flowing at this month’s Circlesing, led by Sunshine F Becker. Do join us, we’ll be singing our hearts out!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to First Congregational’s Ash Wednesday celebration in the Sanctuary, this month we’ll be singing in the Children Youth and Families room on the lower level. You can enter directly from Harrison Street through the wheelchair-accessible purple door, or follow the signs if you enter from the parking lot.

We sing every month at First Congregational Church of Oakland. Two hours of improvised group song – the choir evolves throughout the evening, with opportunities to step into the center and sing over what the group has created. Singers at all levels of experience are welcome.

Your donation of $10 or more keeps the circle going (no one turned away for lack of funds).

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8 Week Vocal Improv Workshop with Bryan Dyer

Bryan DyerFor teens and adults at all levels, this 8 week workshop with  Bryan Dyer will focus on vocal singing techniques that will enhance students’ overall vocal performance ability and confidence in all genres.  Students will receive instruction on proper breathing, intentional phrasing, how to growl while keeping your vocal chords safe, and more. Improvisational singing will be explored through a series of games, exercises and circlesinging to increase students comfort level. The process will prepare students perform their rehearsed songs for the student concert at the end of the session. The performance will take place at Ashkenaz with the other workshop bands.


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Mean whatcha say…

Here is the first blog entry.  Going to keep it simple, because I’m technically not a member of the band. But SOMEONE had to test this new fandangled thing!

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