If you've been thinking of adding your voice to the World House Choir, now is the time. Join us!
Celebrating our director, Catherine Roma's birthday this weekend......wonderful gathering, lots of singing [of course], good food and warm community:
We are fighting for the rights of all
We are marching for the light of truth
We are working to make change today...
We will never, ever give up hope
Our YS Police Chief, Brian Carlson, singing "I'll Make the Difference" with Christopher Smith and the World House Choir at the MLK Day Celebration earlier this week. It was quite a moment!
Thanks to Matt Minde of the YS News for the photo.
The World House Choir joins the Yellow Springs Community to celebrate the courage, tenacity and activism of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday January 15 at the John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street in Yellow Springs at 11 AM.
The Yellow Springs MLK Day organizing committee in choosing to call this year’s program “The Courage to Take a Stand” summons us to wake up, find our voice and stand up/show up for our democracy and for the least of us.
As part of the day’s pr...ogram, the World House Choir will sing an arrangement of the beloved African-American spiritual, "Oh, Freedom." We’ll also perform Roland Carter’s setting of the anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" composed in 1900 by brothers J. Rosemond and James Weldon Johnson. The Carter arrangement is by turns majestic, thoughtful and dramatic with dynamic tempo changes and rich harmonies. We will ask the audience to stand and sing the first verse along with us.
Tenor soloist Christopher G. Smith joins the World House to sing "City Called Heaven," a gospel hymn. And much to our delight, we welcome our Police Chief, Brian Carlson to join us by singing the solo in the rousing, "I’ll Make the Difference."
It's giving Tuesday in Yellow Springs!
We encourage World House Choir supporters to go to the Yellow Springs Giving Tuesday website: http://www.yscf.org/arts/world-house-choir/ and make a donation to support our Martin Luther King Day performances in Yellow Springs and in two regional prisons.
The Yellow Springs Community Foundation has agreed to match a portion of the funds raised. Any donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated
If you are committed to peace and justice issues and would like to unite with a supportive group of people to express these ideas in song, consider joining the World House Choir. We meet weekly in Yellow Springs to learn and rehearse for public performances. The only requirements are the ability to match pitch, and a commitment to attending rehearsals and performances. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Foundry Theater on the campus of Antioch College.
If you’re interested, come a little early [at 6:30pm] to our next open rehearsal on Monday, November 20 for a short orientation. All voices are welcome, we are especially interested in adding basses and tenors. We also offer free childcare during rehearsals to attract young families. Join us.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Back by popular demand....our concert with Central State University Chorus highlighting choral works with texts by Langston Hughes. In addition to our two choirs, these concerts will feature soloists Christopher G. Smith and Charles Williams and pre-concert talks by Dr. Kevin McGruder [Fri] and Dr. Tammy Kernodle [Sat] Mark your calendars for:
-Friday October 13, 7pm Central State Univ., Wilberforce
-Saturday October 14, 7pm Chapel at the VA, Dayton
Admission is free.
Some scenes from our opening night concert this weekend. Thank you to Melanie DeMore, Catherine Roma, Barbara Leeds, our World House Choir singers, instrumentalists, concert helpers and audience and thanks to photographer Dennie Eagleson for capturing these wonderful images.
Melanie DeMore accompanied World House Choir members to a #defendDACA rally in Dayton yesterday where she led some singing. We are thrilled to have her with us all week. She's been rehearsing with the choir and will join us for our three concerts this weekend.
Come participate in this rousing, stick-pounding, community-building concert. Mark your calendars for:
- September 8 & 9, 7pm Antioch's Foundry Theater. 920 Corry St., Yellow Springs
-September 10, 2pm, Wayman Chapel AME Church. 3317 Hoover, Dayton.