Winter Sing

Songs of War, Grief and Healing

Sing your way through the darkest and coldest months of the year!

The healing power of singing together is huge. Studies have shown that singing, both alone and even more so in a group, reduces anxiety, stress, and depression, helps reduce chronic pain and inflammation, boosts the immune system, and improves memory, lung and heart health.

We will explore folk traditions of songs about war, grief, and healing, mostly from Eastern Europe, but some British and American songs as well.

Through melody and harmony, dissonance and rhythm, these ancient and not so ancient songs create a deep and powerful experience that resonates through mind, body, and soul.  We will learn mostly from ear, and mostly sing in 2 or 3 part harmony.

Lead by singer/folklorist/farmer Maria Schumann of Greensboro.

Mondays at the Highland Center for the Arts, 6-7:30.  8 Sessions: Dec 4, 11, 18, January 8, 15, 22, & 29., February 5.  Suggested: $80-200 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Ending with a concert on Monday Feb 19.