2007 Festival Archive
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Painting with Your Voice / Corrine Rockow
People create images with paint on canvas, so this workshop is for those singers who are interested in informally experimenting with some of the colorful and useful ways peoples of the world have used the Voice to paint on the invisible canvas that surrounds all of us! Together we will yodel, holler, scat, joik, and generally play with vocal sounds that come from language and other sources, in unison and in parts.
This workshop is an eclectic look at the use of the voice, with a lot of spontaneous vocal play throughout the workshop with a little bit of guidance from several world traditions... I’d like to quote Tolkien with regards to our path during the workshops: "not all who wander are lost..."!
Come ready to have some fun! Participants provide own instrument. :)
Beloved 70s Folk / Julie Beutel
Songs of Cat Stevens, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Donovan. Maybe a Beatles tune? John Denver? So many great songs, so little time!
Bluegrass Harmony / Under Construction
Participants will be introduced to traditional Bluegrass 2 and 3 part harmony singing. Some dozen songs will be presented in a sing along fashion ranging from straight ahead "cabin songs" to Bluegrass arrangements of Country, Rock, and Motown tunes. Lyric sheets will be distributed
Show Tunes / Pat Madden & John Bragle
We Have Often Walked Down This Street Before, allowing our hearts to be filled with The Sound of Music, anticipating the magic of Some Enchanted Evening, knowing that the next day we'll feel that we Could Have Danced (or sung) All Night. Whether we're in East Lansing or Oklahoma, giving Iowa a Try or sailing in the South Pacific, singing the timeless songs of Broadway together makes life feel like a
Cabaret. We won't need 76 Trombones to send us Over the Rainbow.
Impossible Dream? Hardly! Come sing with us, we'll create Memories.
Bragle and Madden will Put On the Ritz but the spotlight will be on you!
Songs of Hope and Remembrance / Wanda Degen
A collection of inspirational songs with memorable melodies and catchy choruses by some great songwriters. The heart and spirit of A.P. Carter, Bill Staines, Dougie MacLean, newcomer Diana Jones and Michigan's David Tamulevich combine and shines in this repertoire that spans generations and the Atlantic.
American Railroad Songs / Sam Herman
'All ABOARD!! for songs of the American Railroads. We'll be singin' songs from years gone by that tell of the trains and folks like, Casey Jones, John Henry, and the Old 97. Sometimes it not where you're going, it how you get there; so let's go there together with a song!
Killarney to Milarkey/ Pat Madden & John Bragle
When Irish Eyes are Smiling, it's usually because they're reflecting the joy of singing. During this hour, friends, colleagues and musical conspirators John Bragle and Pat Madden will lead you in Irish song. We'll explore everything from ballads to bawdy drinking
songs-from serious to sentimental and from humor to harmony. Among
others, we'll sing Danny Boy, Cockles and Mussels, Whiskey You're the Devil, The Galway Races and The Night Pat Murphy Died. Bring an empty glass to use as a prop; you can swill it or cry in it...either way, we'll have a great time singing our tribute to the Emerald Isle.
Canciones en Español / Los Maestros
With Los Maestros, in this workshop, we will experience the richness of Spanish-Speaking musical traditions. We will learn the harmonies and rhythms of folk music and popular songs in Spanish. These songs from Spain and Latin America tell stories of people’s hopes and sorrows, their dreams and experiences.
Moon, June, Spoon / The Fabulous Heftones
Early 1900's popular music, primarily love songs. By the Light of the Silvery Moon, April Showers, For Me and My Gal, Paper Moon and more.
Brought to you by the most romantic act in Lansing, The Fabulous Heftones. Brian plays Ukulele, Lynn plays Heftone bass. This duo will sing, whistle, and kazoo their way into your heart with these sentimental favorites.
Freedom songs / Julie Beutel
Songs of freedom, peace, justice, civil rights, and more. From the time of slavery up to today, people have sung songs to express their longings and beliefs; give each other strength and inspiration, and move others to take a stand.
Festival Choir / Rachel Alexander / 3:00-4:30 pm
Join us for a fun and stimulating exploration of choral singing and sight-reading basics. We will learn one song to perform after the intermission at Saturday’s Community Sing (participants need to purchase evening sing tickets). Sheet music will be handed out at the workshop. All welcome – no previous choral singing or sight-reading experience required.