Nurture your child’s musicality, social skills and self-confidence with Forest Voices Choir! Forest Voices is a non-auditioned singing circle where kids sing for the love of it. We teach singing for the whole child. Embodied singing. Singing from the heart!
WHAT YOU GET:
Participation in a vibrant musical community of kids who love to sing
Learn heart-opening songs that center compassion, equity and Earth stewardship.
A full semester of engaging choral instruction with professional songleader and singer-songwriter Noe Venable, plus the opportunity to perform in our closing concert for family and friends at the beautiful Noe Valley Ministry.
Access to studio quality practice recordings of the songs for home practice.
Complete lyrics for reference.
Fun musical games and mindset practices for self-connected, empowered vocal expression.
HOW: We meet in the San Francisco Bay Area, in several smaller, separate cohorts who come together for a single shared performance at the close of our season together, along with members of Mothersong Chorus, my community choir for women and nonbinary folks. Individual cohorts are kept intentionally small for COVID safety and for reasons of group culture.
This listing is for our cohort that meets on Tuesday afternoons in Pacifica. (To register for a different Forest Voices cohort, look here.)
WHO: Open to kids ages 7 - 11. (Parents of older kids, take note that most who join us are on the young side of that range.)
COVID safety: We meet indoors in a well ventilated space with air purifiers running. Masks are optional.
WHEN: Tuesdays, February 13th - May 21st, 2024, 4 - 5 PM (Exception: We will not meet on 3/26)
WHERE: Private residence in Pacifica, Sharp Park neighborhood. (You'll get the address when you register, but google nearby Oceana High School for approximate driving distance.)
Also Wednesday, May 29th, 4 - 5 PM at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. in San Francisco. (Dress rehearsal for our closing concert.
Closing Concert, including Community Sing and Potluck Reception:
Saturday, June 1st - 2PM - 5:15PM, show at 3PM
at the Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin St.
The financial exchange for this group works out to $398 for sixteen events at the early bird rate. Payments may be made either up front or monthly. To access the option to pay monthly, just click "more payment options" below the "Add to Cart" button. From there, select "Shop Pay" to set up your plan.
If your child is new to the group, they will also need an official t-shirt, for wearing in our performances. You may order your t-shirt here. (This is also the way for returning Forest Voices choristers to order a replacement t-shirt or to get one in a new size.)
WHAT THIS COST COVERS:
There's a lot that goes into running a group like this. In addition to Noe's teaching and planning time, your financial support covers venue rental, insurance, song licensing, arranging the songs, producing high quality practice recordings, lyrics, promotion and all the online systems that help me serve you.
While the sustainability of this group rests on a majority paying the rate listed above (with so much gratitude to you for helping me support my family with this work), we do have a limited number of scholarships available. If you need financial assistance to join us, please apply here.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I ENROLL?
On the last page of the checkout cart process, you'll see a link to access your downloads. Use that link to download a PDF document that includes all the info you'll need to join us for the season. In the event that you have any trouble downloading it, be sure to check your email, since the same link will also be emailed to you.
If you have trouble accessing the pdf or need any other support with registering, don't hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm just an email away and happy to help.
Registration for Forest Voices has two steps. 1) Purchase this listing, and 2) Fill out these two forms - a digital liability release and a form collecting additional necessary info. Both steps must be completed to secure your child's spot.
Thanks for your interest in this offering. I look forward to welcoming your family to the Forest Voices Children's Choir!