Live with Betsy Sansby & Al Dworsky
No matter how long it's been since you sang in a choir, if you love to sing in the shower and are looking for a place to sing with your clothes on, there's a spot for you in the One World Community Choir.
You'll learn a crazy mix of beautiful multi-part songs from all over the world: Scottish ballads, funky songs from Africa, hypnotic chants from India, hits from the 50's, and the best of American roots. Our motto is: If we love it, we'll teach it.
The One World Community Choir is more than just a choir. It’s a community of folks who love to sing, laugh, and hang out together. The atmosphere in class is welcoming and relaxed, but we do work hard, so you'll never be bored. Everybody cares about the music, but nobody cares if you mess up.
Unlike most choirs, who spend most of their time preparing for performances, we sing for our own pleasure. Occasionally we do show up and sing at a community event or benefit, but these are rare “appearances” rather than performances, and we always invite our audiences to sing along.
The choir is led by Betsy Sansby and Alan Dworsky, who conduct the choir with the same dramatic imperfection that they bring to their marriage. Betsy was trained at the Community Choir Leadership Program in Victoria, Canada. She is the producer and primary performer on the Teaching CDs for Community Choir Leaders series. Alan is a classically trained piano player and former rock musician. Now he’s a hand drum teacher, and together with Betsy has written eight award-winning books on drumming and rhythm.
When: Monday nights, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Year-round. Each session is 10-weeks long. The next session starts in the third week of September of 2012.
Where: From September through May, class is usually held in room 233 of Eisenhower Community Center, in Hopkins, MN, near Highway 7 and 12th Ave. Occasionally, we meet at Walker Elder Suites near Southdale, where we sing for the residents. And during the summer we usually meet at our house. If you're coming for the first time, make sure you get in touch with Betsy first, so you'll be sure to show up at the right location!
Cost: $79 for a 10-week session.
To register for the next 10-week session, click on the green “Add to cart” button above. You can also join in the middle of a session and we'll prorate your fee for however many classes are left.
For more information, email Betsy: email@example.com.
"If you only knew how much the choir feeds my soul...I've been waiting for you guys for so long! It’s the best ‘church’ I know!” Nancy, choir member