Community Music

Winter 2019 session!

We come from the mountains,
We come from the prairies,
We all come together
And turn the world around.

Lyrics co-written by Sing following the 2013 flooding in Alberta to the tune of We come from the mountains, popularized by Harry Belafonte

Sing! Ensemble is a group of adventurous singers who delve deep into song writing, song learning, vocal improvisation and more. If you know you love to sing, or if this you have always wanted to give it a shot, this is the group for you! Contact me at mlouisecampell(at)gmail.com for more info.

Dates: Tuesday Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: 10 minute walk from metro Mont Royal, Montreal Qc

Fee: $200.00
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $175.00
BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT: An additional $25.00 will be discounted for every friend you refer who signs up!

Here’s what it’s about:

I lead community music groups using the instrument most commonly accessible to everyone: the voice. We improvise, create soundscapes, pull pieces apart and put them back together into new compositions, re-write lyrics and sing repertoire from participatory music practices from around the world. We even sing a few covers! Each group is unique, and I make an effort to draw on the interests, experience and expertise of everyone in the room. Singing has a way of uniting people. The above lyrics co-written by a group I led at Mount Royal University in Calgary just after the 2013 flood communicate beautifully how people feel when they make music together. It is this sentiment and the community that springs up from singing together that keeps bringing me back to community music.

Participants in Community Music singing group:

“After having been told most of my life that my voice was of the kind that needed to be seen but not heard, (and therefore to not really sing but to only mouth the words), you cannot imagine what great joy Louise’s Sing class has brought to me… She is innovative, non-judgmental, and extremely knowledgeable and creates a safe place where all can test their limits, take risks, and most of all, have great fun.”

“Louise’s patience and mirth makes for a very safe room.”

“… her encouraging words and manner make you WANT to do your very best—no matter how YOU think you may sound…EVERYONE has something to contribute, and no one person is any better, or worse, than anyone else; WE ARE ALL EQUALS.”