Ports and harbors are places where culture and ideas are exchanged. From Norweigan sea spells to Irish sean-nós songs, Headlands Community Folk Ensemble is a women’s vocal arts project exploring song traditions from Iceland, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Baltics, Scandinavia, and the Caucasus. Following ancient trade routes over land and sea, we will also explore the folklore, history, and ethnographic context of each song while simultaneously honing our ensemble skills: blending, vocal placement and quality, pitch, pronunciation, and various vocal techniques unique to each tradition. Kristine Barrett directs the ensemble.
DATES: 8 Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm; September 25th – November 13th.
LOCATION: Sausalito Houseboats in Marin; address disclosed upon registration.
COST: $150-$200 sliding scale.
Though participation in the choir is by audition or invitation only, previous singing experience is not necessary. Persons interested in auditioning should send a simple raw a cappella audio (mp3) or video recording (online links) of one or two vocal pieces showcasing the singer's ability. Send inquiries and/or audition materials to email@example.com. Space is limited to twelve singers.