A Song Can Hold You Up
Weekend With Melanie DeMore
October 21 – 23, 2022
The Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus is thrilled to welcome internationally renowned vocal activist, composer, and song-leader Melanie DeMore this fall for a weekend of workshops and performances in Grand Rapids, MI on October 21 – 23, 2022. Weaving the fibers of African American folk music with songs for social justice and activism, Melanie will lead our community on a journey of singing together in the oral tradition. All that is required is a willingness to sing and experience the power of community voice as we move to tighten the weave of community through song.
This workshop is brought to you by the Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Threshold Choir, and with partial financial support provided by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund grant.
Workshops/events will take place over 3 days at the First United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, October 21, 2022: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
The Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus has secured a grant that will provide approximately ⅓ of the cost of this weekend event to help offset facility rental, concert production, musician fees, ASL interpretation, community marketing, some food and snacks and merchandise. We have decided not to set a specific cost for choruses to attend this event, but we hope you will contribute an amount that fits within your chorus budget and reflects the benefits you believe your chorus will receive through participation, collaboration, and community.
Individuals who are not part of a participating chorus may attend this weekend event for an individual cost of $50.00.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for additional chorus registration information.
Performances/Presentations/Workshops will be open to the public on Friday and Sunday will not be ticketed events. Donations will be accepted at the door. More details regarding public performances will be shared soon.
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