Radical Rest: A Sound and Reiki Immersion
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Radical Rest: A Sound and Reiki Immersion

Join singer and sound guide, Davin Youngs for this unique and transformational experience of energy and vibrational healing. Blending the ancient and contemporary, Davin uses his voice, electronic looping devices, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments to create a sonic container for deep rest, healing and change. What makes this journey truly special is the subtle integration of electronic beats and the emergence of music that reflects the wonder and beauty of each person present. To participate is to receive.

In addition, Davin will provide short one-on-one Reiki energy healing sessions to each participant who desires. In combination with intuitive singing, and the power of sound, this work can establish new balance and flow of vital energy and move one toward deep healing.

Describing her experience with Davin, Eat Pray Love and Big Magic author, Elizabeth Gilbert says: “Davin Youngs is a beautiful magician of the soul. This experience not only transports, it HEALS. He has a small piece of heaven in his heart, and he invites the whole world in. I love him.”

You, too will walk away from this powerful event feeling unique restoration and transformation.

This event limited to ten participants.

Mats, blankets and bolsters will be provided. Please bring any other props that might set you up for maximum comfort.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

Mats, blankets and bolsters will be provided. Please bring any other props that might set you up for maximum comfort.

**Incense will be used at this event.

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The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers

Love to sing?

Come join in community with other singers for an afternoon of improvised singing and circle songs. This gathering will be an opportunity for participants of all experience levels to come together and find more freedom and playful expression in singing and voice. Using tools of improvisation championed by teachers like Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon, singers will expertly lead through a series of games and exercises to find a deeper connection within and with the collective. Once the group is "warmed-up," circle singing will be the conduit for fun and spontaneous song.

All voices are welcome.

No experience is necessary.

Smiles are guaranteed!

To learn more about Chicago Circle Singing facilitators and upcoming events, please visit chicagocirclesinging.com

Tickets for this event are priced at $15 (pay online) or $20 (RSVP & pay at the event) 

If this is your first time singing with us or if you would like to avail a financial scholarship, please email us at chicagocirclesinging@gmail.com to request a discount code.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

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Vocal River with Rhiannon
Oct
9
to Oct 10

Vocal River with Rhiannon

Rhiannon is a vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for innovation, healing, transformation, and social change. Rhiannon’s book about her life and teaching methods, Vocal River, The Skill and Spirit of Improvisation, was published in 2013. A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon lives and works on her farm on the Big Island of Hawai’i using her singing barn Ha Lau Leo Nani, The Gathering Place as a teaching and performance venue honoring culture and community.

This workshop, Vocal River, is for those singers who have studied with Rhiannon or who are experienced in improvisation. This gathering is limited to 20 experienced improvisers -- strong, committed singers & vocal teachers who want to be more engaged in improvisation. Using these exercises you will deepen your improvisational vocabulary and intuitive skills inventing personal and ensemble music including physical movement, solo work, song form, small ensemble exercises, and group collaborations from Rhiannon's book Vocal River. Hoping to meet new singers as well as refresh relationships with returning friends. Bring your ears, heart, mind and voice. Limit 20.

Register for this workshop at https://rhiannonmusic.com/chicago

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 2:30 pm lunch break
2:30-5:30 pm
For experienced singers, teacher and improvisers
6 hours each day
Fee: $300

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Radical Rest: A Sound and Reiki Immersion
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Radical Rest: A Sound and Reiki Immersion

Join singer and sound guide, Davin Youngs for this unique and transformational experience of energy and vibrational healing. Blending the ancient and contemporary, Davin uses his voice, electronic looping devices, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments to create a sonic container for deep rest, healing and change. What makes this journey truly special is the subtle integration of electronic beats and the emergence of music that reflects the wonder and beauty of each person present. To participate is to receive.

In addition, Davin will provide short one-on-one Reiki energy healing sessions to each participant who desires. In combination with intuitive singing, and the power of sound, this work can establish new balance and flow of vital energy and move one toward deep healing.

Describing her experience with Davin, Eat Pray Love and Big Magic author, Elizabeth Gilbert says: “Davin Youngs is a beautiful magician of the soul. This experience not only transports, it HEALS. He has a small piece of heaven in his heart, and he invites the whole world in. I love him.”

You, too will walk away from this powerful event feeling unique restoration and transformation.

This event limited to ten participants.

Mats, blankets and bolsters will be provided. Please bring any other props that might set you up for maximum comfort.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

Mats, blankets and bolsters will be provided. Please bring any other props that might set you up for maximum comfort.

**Incense will be used at this event.

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Inside The CIRCLE: Leading With Your Voice
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Inside The CIRCLE: Leading With Your Voice

Join singer, teacher and sound guide Davin Youngs for this playful deep dive into the ancient tradition of singing in community. Using the structure of circle songs, you will be expertly guided into the personal practice of improvised singing and taught how to quickly draw groups together in spontaneous song.

Circle songs is a format for improvised singing that has been championed by artists like Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon and is currently practiced by Chicago Circle Singing community. In a circle song, a leader or leaders spontaneously compose rhythmic and melodic patterns to be repeated by singers standing in a circle. What emerges is a magical orchestra of voices that often transcends the boundaries of language, skill and style.

During Inside The Circle, you will learn to:

* Efficiently and effectively create and lead groups in improvised singing circles

* Playfully use improvised singing to move beyond inhibition and fear within your own voice

* Explore singing without lyrics and develop your personal language as a tool for improvisation

* Embody your voice as an instrument to carry both rhythm and melody to lead others


**Some public singing experience is encouraged. No improvised singing experience is necessary, but a desire to sing by yourself and lead others is required.

Schedule:

10am - 11:30am workshop

11:30 - 11:45am break

11:45am - 1pm workshop

1 - 2:15pm lunch (on your own)

2:15 - 3:30pm workshop

3:30 - 3:45pm break

3:45 - 5pm workshop

This workshop is sponsored by the Chicago Circle Singing community and limited to the first 15 participants.

Tickets are $75

CLICK HERE to purchase.

If the price of this workshop prevents you from attending, a limited number of reduced price tickets will be available upon special request. Please email chicagocirclesinging@gmail.com

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Connecting The CIRCLE: An Improvised Singing Workshop
Sep
13
9:00 PM21:00

Connecting The CIRCLE: An Improvised Singing Workshop

Join singer, teacher and sound guide Davin Youngs for this playful and joy-filled workshop in improvised singing and spontaneous song.

Drawing on traditions of improvisation and circle singing championed by artists such as Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon, you will be quickly and effortlessly led into a free and authentic singing experience that emphasizes the beauty and power of your voice as it connects you to the collective.

During this workshop you will learn to:

* Playfully use improvised singing to move beyond inhibition and fear within your voice.

* Explore singing without lyrics and develop your personal language.

* Embody your voice as an instrument to carry both rhythm and melody.

* Listen deeply to your unique sound as it relates to others.

* Lead singing circles quickly and joyfully, drawing groups into singing together in spontaneous song.

**This workshop is appropriate for anyone who loves to sing, but is especially meant to target those who have limited experience in improvisational singing.

***Limited to 20 participants

Whether you are a beginner singer or an experienced musician, you will walk away from this workshop with a new song in your heart and a smile on your face.

This workshop is sponsored by the Chicago Circle Singing community and limited to the first 20 participants.

Tickets are $40

CLICK HERE to purchase

If the price of this workshop prevents you from attending, a limited number of reduced price tickets will be available upon special request. Please email chicagocirclesinging@gmail.com

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The  SONG: An interactive connective experience with Lex Empress
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

The SONG: An interactive connective experience with Lex Empress

Join master of improvisation, LEX EMPRESS for an interactive transformational improvisation experience. Each experience is a co-creation, a painting of the moment, a summing up the essence, or revealing what still needs to be said. This takes on a variety of forms, all of which hold great profundity, whimsy and fun.

The basic idea: a life improvised, is a life well lived and demystifies creation as being exclusive and complicated. Beyond interactive group songs, Lex uses her visionary talent to sing individual songs, composing the guest's current emotional, physical and mental life situation. At the core of Lex’ philosophy lies the striking idea that each moment of a human life provides an opportunity for deep transformation, a chance to connect with one’s inner flow.

LEX EMPRESS is a master of improvisation who aims to empower people to live their fullest potential through her performance. Blessed with a 4 octave vocal range and an angelic voice, she effortlessly crafts melodies and words into entire songs in the moment.

$20 Suggested Donation

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The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers

Love to sing?

Come join in community with other singers for an afternoon of improvised singing and circle songs. This gathering will be an opportunity for participants of all experience levels to come together and find more freedom and playful expression in singing and voice. Using tools of improvisation championed by teachers like Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon, singers will expertly lead through a series of games and exercises to find a deeper connection within and with the collective. Once the group is "warmed-up," circle singing will be the conduit for fun and spontaneous song.

All voices are welcome.

No experience is necessary.

Smiles are guaranteed!

To learn more about Chicago Circle Singing facilitators and upcoming events, please visit chicagocirclesinging.com

Tickets for this event are priced at $15 (pay online) or $20 (RSVP & pay at the event) 

If this is your first time singing with us or if you would like to avail a financial scholarship, please email us at chicagocirclesinging@gmail.com to request a discount code.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

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Radical Rest: A Sound and Reiki Immersion
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Radical Rest: A Sound and Reiki Immersion

Join singer and sound guide, Davin Youngs for this unique and transformational experience of energy and vibrational healing. Blending the ancient and contemporary, Davin uses his voice, electronic looping devices, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments to create a sonic container for deep rest, healing and change. What makes this journey truly special is the subtle integration of electronic beats and the emergence of music that reflects the wonder and beauty of each person present. To participate is to receive.

In addition, Davin will provide short one-on-one Reiki energy healing sessions to each participant who desires. In combination with intuitive singing, and the power of sound, this work can establish new balance and flow of vital energy and move one toward deep healing.

Describing her experience with Davin, Eat Pray Love and Big Magic author, Elizabeth Gilbert says: “Davin Youngs is a beautiful magician of the soul. This experience not only transports, it HEALS. He has a small piece of heaven in his heart, and he invites the whole world in. I love him.”

You, too will walk away from this powerful event feeling unique restoration and transformation.

This event limited to eight participants.

Mats, blankets and bolsters will be provided. Please bring any other props that might set you up for maximum comfort.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

Mats, blankets and bolsters will be provided. Please bring any other props that might set you up for maximum comfort.

**Incense will be used at this event.

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The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers

Love to sing?

Come join in community with other singers for an afternoon of improvised singing and circle songs. This gathering will be an opportunity for participants of all experience levels to come together and find more freedom and playful expression in singing and voice. Using tools of improvisation championed by teachers like Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon, singers will expertly lead through a series of games and exercises to find a deeper connection within and with the collective. Once the group is "warmed-up," circle singing will be the conduit for fun and spontaneous song.

All voices are welcome.

No experience is necessary.

Smiles are guaranteed!

To learn more about Chicago Circle Singing facilitators and upcoming events, please visit chicagocirclesinging.com

Tickets for this event are priced at $15 (pay online) or $20 (RSVP & pay at the event) 

If this is your first time singing with us or if you would like to avail a financial scholarship, please email us at chicagocirclesinging@gmail.com to request a discount code.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

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The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers
Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers

Love to sing?

Come join in community with other singers for an afternoon of improvised singing and circle songs. This gathering will be an opportunity for participants of all experience levels to come together and find more freedom and playful expression in singing and voice. Using tools of improvisation championed by teachers like Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon, singers will expertly lead through a series of games and exercises to find a deeper connection within and with the collective. Once the group is "warmed-up," circle singing will be the conduit for fun and spontaneous song.

All voices are welcome.

No experience is necessary.

Smiles are guaranteed!

To learn more about Chicago Circle Singing facilitators and upcoming events, please visit chicagocirclesinging.com

Tickets for this event are priced at $15 (pay online) or $20 (RSVP & pay at the event) 

If this is your first time singing with us or if you would like to avail a financial scholarship, please email us at chicagocirclesinging@gmail.com to request a discount code.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

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The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

The CIRCLE: A gathering for all singers

Love to sing?

Come join in community with other singers for an afternoon of improvised singing and circle songs. This gathering will be an opportunity for participants of all experience levels to come together and find more freedom and playful expression in singing and voice. Using tools of improvisation championed by teachers like Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon, singers will expertly lead through a series of games and exercises to find a deeper connection within and with the collective. Once the group is "warmed-up," circle singing will be the conduit for fun and spontaneous song.

All voices are welcome.

No experience is necessary.

Smiles are guaranteed!

To learn more about Chicago Circle Singing facilitators and upcoming events, please visit chicagocirclesinging.com

Tickets for this event are priced at $15 (pay online) or $20 (RSVP & pay at the event) 

If this is your first time singing with us or if you would like to avail a financial scholarship, please email us at chicagocirclesinging@gmail.com to request a discount code.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

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Radical Rest: A Sound and Reiki Immersion
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Radical Rest: A Sound and Reiki Immersion

Join singer and sound guide, Davin Youngs for this unique and transformational experience of energy and vibrational healing. Blending the ancient and contemporary, Davin uses his voice, electronic looping devices, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments to create a sonic container for deep rest, healing and change. What makes this journey truly special is the subtle integration of electronic beats and the emergence of music that reflects the wonder and beauty of each person present. To participate is to receive.

In addition, Davin will provide short one-on-one Reiki energy healing sessions to each participant who desires. In combination with intuitive singing, and the power of sound, this work can establish new balance and flow of vital energy and move one toward deep healing.

Describing her experience with Davin, Eat Pray Love and Big Magic author, Elizabeth Gilbert says: “Davin Youngs is a beautiful magician of the soul. This experience not only transports, it HEALS. He has a small piece of heaven in his heart, and he invites the whole world in. I love him.”

You, too will walk away from this powerful event feeling unique restoration and transformation.

This event limited to eight participants.

Mats, blankets and bolsters will be provided. Please bring any other props that might set you up for maximum comfort.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

Mats, blankets and bolsters will be provided. Please bring any other props that might set you up for maximum comfort.

**Incense will be used at this event.

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