Chattanooga Singing Circle exists to connect people in Chattanooga, TN and beyond to their voices and one another through singing! At Chattanooga Singing Circle, we long for a world in which we listen deeply to ourselves and one another, celebrate diversity, and promote peace and justice as together we create music in the service of Love, Joy, and Hope. Singing with others can be a deeply vulnerable and profoundly intimate experience, and this is a safe space to explore finding your own song in community. Music is taught in the oral tradition without sheet music of any kind, so ALL ARE WELCOME to join this inter-generational experience; regardless of race, age, gender, religion, ethnicity, economic situation, sexuality, or ability, there’s a place for you here! Scholarships always available; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Upcoming 2020 Chattanooga Singing Circle Events for ALL Ages from Anywhere in the World
~KEEP Calm AND SING ON!~ Wednesdays in JUNE featuring local songwriters and musicians 6:30-7:30pm EDT REGISTER HERE for any Wednesday in June Donation-based, drop-in class
PLAYING WITH SINGING AROUND TOWN 1st Sunday of each month Distanced gathering on the portico at Ashwood Square Retirement Center in East Brainerd 1:00-1:45pm EDT, bring water!
What Participants Are Saying....
It's personal. It feels very personal, and intimate, and I like that. As someone who loves and craves quiet and connection, there is space in the circle for all that. I appreciate Naomi's openness to experience, to my experience, and to listening when I needed to talk about some of the initial challenges I felt and faced as a new participant. That made me feel safe, supported, and welcome, and it encouraged me to come back. It allowed me to find my place there and to feel free to express myself and to be my self, fully. I like the way we introduce ourselves at the beginning; it helps set the tone and creates a sense of connection and intentionality to our being together. I like the sense of affirmation that I feel on both a personal and collective human/ life level. ~Polly C~
What made me initially interested in Chattanoogoa Singing Circle was how the songs were so relatable. What inspired me most was just how Naomi used every little thing to bring out her passion! What made me continue is how Naomi manages to get people of different backgrounds and experiences to come together in such a beautiful way. My experience with the group is one that I will carry with me for the rest of my life!! ~Princess W~
I love to sing...anytime, anywhere, yet I rarely have the opportunity to do so in community. I was thrilled to discover the Chattanooga Singing Circle to finally be able to join my voice with others in a welcoming environment. The experience was nothing but joyful. After a few minutes of singing guided by Naomi's gentle cues, it was if we had all known each other for a long time. Our voices began to harmonize, our bodies began to move and the corners of our mouths lifted. My experience was positive and energizing. I felt that I was part of something much bigger than myself! Singing is a language that melts distance. Through song, I am able to connect with the people I love both near and far, with those suffering from injustice and with people celebrating life in every corner of the world. ~Susan L~