Weeks Four and Five

We had a bit of a scattered rehearsal in a different space on October 3 because of the church’s clergy day. We still managed to sing a partner song – ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ and ‘Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In’ at the same time. Singing partner songs together is one step further towards […]

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A special guest

On September 26th, we welcomed an old friend of mine and very special guest, Ali McGuirk.¬†Ali’s voice and presence is an amazing gift, and one that was received thoroughly by the community. We began rehearsal as usual, with warm-ups and working on our repertoire. The group’s sound is more and more cohesive every week. A […]

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Second rehearsal down!

  On September 19, we took our first group photo of the MANNA Singers! We were guided through a breathing exercise inspired by Eve’s Feldenkrais training, and I shared one of my favorite warm-ups – “Mommy made me mash my M&Ms”. We sang through two new songs – ‘What a Wonderful World’ and John Denver’s […]

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