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One World Community Choir

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Live class with Betsy Sansby & Al Dworsky

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, and the best of American roots and popular music. Our motto is: If we love it, we'll sing it.

But we're more than just a choir.  We're a community of folks who love to sing, laugh, and hang out together, and we'll jump at almost any excuse for a potluck.  The atmosphere in class is welcoming and relaxed, but we work hard, so you'll never be bored. Everybody cares about the music, but nobody cares if you mess up. Here's what break time looks like on a typical Monday night:


Unlike most choirs, who spend most of their time preparing for performances, we sing mainly for our own pleasure. Occasionally we'll sing at a community event or benefit, but these are rare, and we always invite our audience to sing along. The clips of us singing on this page are from our "friends and family" concert in October 2016.     

The choir is led by Betsy Sansby and Al Dworsky, who conduct it 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. Al is a classically trained piano player and former rock musician who accompanies the choir on piano or drum.                                                                                                     
In Minnesota, the choir meets on Monday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke church, 3121 Groveland School Rd, in Minnetonka, 55391. Betsy and Al conduct the choir in Minnesota from May through October and then relocate to Los Angeles for the winter.  While they're gone, the choir in Minnesota is conducted by an interim conductor.  
In Los Angeles, the choir meets from November through April on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at 3856 Boyce Ave in Atwater Village, 90039.  
The cost for a 10-week session is $89. You can also join in the middle of a session and we'll prorate the cost. 
For more information, email Betsy: bsansby@comcast.net.  
"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