*Solstice* Community SING! with Penny Schultz

December 15, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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One Sunday a month, Earthdance Co-Founder and community member Penny Schultz brings us together to raise our voices in joyful harmony. Songs from around the world celebrate the earth, love, and community. No singing expertise is required, and people of all ages are invited to join!

Special Solstice Celebration
Because we will be close to the Solstice, this SING! will take place in the Rectangle Barn by candlelight. We'll sing songs that can be learned easily by rote, and all of them will relate to the darkness of this season.

A brief list of possibilities includes:

Alice Parker’s evocative "Quiet World”
"Though My Soul May Set in Darkness” – the haunting round with words by English poet from the mid-19th century, Sarah Williams
“Sing to the Power of the You and Me” – an exciting black gospel song, with some word changes
"My Roots Go Down to the Earth” – a beautiful song by Sarah Pirtle in a three-part arrangement, with opportunities to make up lyrics
 “Balm in Gilead” – another wonderful gospel song (also with some lyrics changes)
Ysaye Barnwell's wonderful song “I Feel Like Going On” – a must as the New Year approaches
The sweet lullaby (which can also be sung as a round) “When the Day is Over and All the Work is Done, I’ll Fly Away Home”
Pat Humphries' song “Peace, Salaam Shalom”
The brilliantly composed song by Melchior Franck (1575–1639) which is know as "Da Pacem Domine," but we sing Nick Page’s lyrics: “When Will the Fighting Cease?”

"Singing is what people need most as the dark drawn near. I hope to see many of you!" — Penny Schultz

This Community SING! is followed by a Music & Movement Jam with Panthalassa.

Community SING! 5–6:30pm $5–20*
Potluck Dinner 6:30–7:30pm Bring a dish or pay $10
Music & Movement Jam 7:30–9:30pm $15–20*
SING! and Jam $20–35*; SING! and Jam plus dinner $30–50*
*suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds), youth (0–16) free

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photo by Anna M. Maynard