Song: The Oldest Language
A 4-week series of singing, human connection & expressive exploration
with Ben & Britta of The inCourage Chorus
Mondays / July 8, 15, 22, 29 / 7-8:30pm
$18 drop in, 4-week pass for $60
What is so transformative about music?
How is it that we can say so much more with melody than we can with spoken words?
Why does singing both frighten and enliven us?
Over this 4-week series we will seek to answer these questions through a journey of song, movement, storytelling and the potency of silence.
Join us to learn songs taught in the oral tradition, create soundscapes, play group improvisation games, share stories, broaden our perspective, and bask in both sound and silence. Move together using body percussion and breath, and lean into the one instrument we all share in this human experience.
We invite your curiosity, your courage, and perhaps most of all, your truth.
To register click here.
Song carriers Benjamin Gould & Britta Gudmunson share from the heart and facilitate song in the oral song tradition. They believe music truly is medicine, and it is also every human being’s birthright. It is their mission to bring community together in a spirit of courageous, musical expression and activism while exploring the connective instrument of voice. Members of the Ubuntu Choir Network, Ben and Britta completed the immersive Community Choir Leadership Training in Victoria, BC in 2017. They’ve been singing together for over six years and have a deep connection to the ways song can mend the heart, mind and creative spirit. Britta also teaches a weekly Sunday night Revive & Restore class at Yoga Soup, for which Ben provides an entirely live instrumental soundscape.
The inCourage Chorus is a non-audition, non-denominational, all-ages community choir in Santa Barbara who welcome singers, recovering “non-singers”, breathers and talkers of all experience levels to commune in songs from around the world spanning culture, tradition, and language. We believe song is among the most ancient forms of human expression, allowing us to open our hearts and minds not only to joy but to the expanse of the human experience.