The Song Kitchen Community Choir

Whether on Zoom or in person, my  aim is to offer you:

  • soul-satisfying songs

  • a weekly dose of fun

  • 90-minutes of stress release

  • a sense of belonging

  • encouragement to sing with your whole body

 

Singing is a great way to release physical and emotional tension; increase your sense of well-being; contribute to resilience; improve cardio vascular and respiratory health; alleviate muscle tension and physical aches and pains; enhance your listening skills; improve general alertness; and elevate endorphins (the feel-good hormone). 

 "Pour moi c'est une première expérience et j'aime beaucoup la façon dont le cours est offert.  Votre belle énergie est bien appréciée!" Pauline, Wakefield choir member

Singing is always good medicine, but especially when in Good company!

It's an hour and a half of learning, listening, laughing and having fun. Pure joy. Much better than yoga for relaxation!! Pam, Wakefield choir member

 

We're going outdoors in May and June!

In OTTAWA:  TUESDAYS from 12:30 - 2PM starting May 3,
Brewer Park, Ottawa ON (covered shelter near the playground)
In WAKEFIELD: WEDNESDAYS from 12:30 - 2PM starting May 4,
on stage at Fairbairn House, Wakefield QC

Please provide Proof of Vaccination. We will be singing unmasked and keeping some physical distance.
All participants must register in advance.
 

Drop-ins allowed on the first week to try it out ($15 which is applied to full session if you decide to join).

For more information please contact me.

Everything is taught by ear. 

We sing in unison, harmony & round; in a variety of styles including Contemporary Folk/Roots, World, Pop and Gospel. 

We move to the groove!

"You bring us into our bodies first, help us get out of our heads and into the experience of BEING and singing together." Emma, Wakefield choir member

"You make people feel relaxed, even if they don’t think they can sing."  Trish, Ottawa choir member

Think you can't sing? Worried you'll 'wreck' it for everybody else? Come and try it out. You'll be welcome. This choir is about community as much as it's about singing!

"I used to think I was a tonally abrasive liability...but it just feels so good. I am starting to believe I sound good enough...and that it is "my birthright"! Choir is a really healing, soul-lifting experience."  Laura, Ottawa choir member 

Some mask options:

Canadian-made high quality breathable masks from Canada Strong - I bought a 30-pack of the Layfield 95PFE-L3 Respirator Masks which cost about $1.90 per mask including shipping.

DENT-X FN-N95-508 from a Canadian First Nations owned business – about $2.60 including shipping

Costco has N95 masks at very reasonable prices (you have to be a member of Costco)

Disposable 3D facemasks from Amazon

Cloth Singer's masks from Amazon

Here’s a silicone insert to use with a disposable paper surgical mask allowing for more breathing space. 

If you want to make your own singer’s masks here are a few links:  Soprano Joan ; Joan Fearnley Version 3 Singer's Mask; Masks for Performers Facebook Group