with Britta Gudmunson + Ben Gould
Monday evenings / 7-8:30 pm
13-week Fall Session: September thru December
$200 for the season pass
$15 drop-in (for first-timers only)
Raise your voice, your vibration and your spirit in community song!
The inCourage Chorus is a non-audition, nondenominational, all-ages community choir.
We 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.
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.
Come celebrate the wholeness and harmony of life through the medicine of music!
All songs are taught and shared in the oral tradition. We do not use written music but teach in a call and response style. We also make audio recordings available to our choir members during the season with each section’s part separately recorded so that members can practice on their own. No experience necessary and all are welcome!
Our 13-week autumn session will meet the following dates:
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10
Members will also be invited to join a daylong retreat on Saturday, November 10th in a forested canyon above downtown Santa Barbara.
We will conclude the season with a final benefit concert on Sunday, December 16th! (participation in the concert is optional.)
There is a one-time, flat fee for joining us for the season.
Because we will be working on more complex songs over the course of 13 weeks, we don’t allow multiple drop-ins and encourage folks who want to return for multiple sessions to join us by buying a season pass.
Need to miss a meeting? No worries! This is not about perfect attendance. We encourage our members to attend as often as possible and utilize the sectional recordings on their own time to familiarize themselves with the repertoire should they need to miss a meeting or two.
We allow a one-time drop-in visit for $15. One drop-in permitted per person, per season.
Need a payment plan or adjusted rate? Please email email@example.com or talk to Ben or Britta. No one turned away for lack of funds!
Don’t miss this opportunity to sing your heart open!
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 five 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.