Circles of Sound
The revolving 'Circles of Sound' occur on the third Sunday of every month, 3pm at Mapleton Hall. These intergenerational gatherings invite women from all walks of life from the age of 13 to older adulthood. The circles were created to connect and empower women by raising our voices, harmonising together through singing simple sweet songs and having fun in a pressure-free environment. No singing experience is required for these events, it's about singing for joy, for health, to feel alive and connected to your community of women.
The group experience is very much based upon being playful with the voice and loosening rigidity by exploring funny, free and different sounds. The sessions have evolved since the start of the year and vary from month to month but to give you an idea what to expect, here is a general outline of the session plan:
Welcome & Warm-up: Welcome to country | Short meditation | Movement
Breathwork, Technique and Harmony: Varying vocal exercises | Waking up the voice | Group harmonies
Tea, Toilet & Talk Break: Opportunity to meet & chat to other women | Herbal tea provided
Song Segment: Songs | Mantras | Rounds | Improvisations - Group singing involving harmonies and differing instruments
Outro: Creative arts exercises | Receptive methods | Meditative practices - All centred around freeing the voice.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these groups are capped at 15 women to ensure health & safety, and recommended social distancing measures.
Bookings are essential and are an investment of $15.