For thousands of years all over the world people have sung to express joy, celebration and grief, to accompany work and devotion and to aid in healing. Singing is part of life and a way of binding communities together. - Sian Penlington(founder of Sing Alive)
In the Key of Community is a community-based, mixed-ability singing program organized through the Kenora Association for Community Living. Singing sessions take place once a month and all adults are welcome to participate.
Arts experiences should not be limited to those with exceptional talents – the arts are an avenue of expression, discovery and enjoyment for all people.
At In the Key of Community we are creating a supportive and fun environment where people can come together to discover and develop their voices and build community around the shared experience of singing together. No music training or experience is necessary and there are no performance expectations, no auditions and no judgment. We maintain that everyone is born to sing.
What you will find when you come to a session
In the singing circle you will find vocalists of mixed-abilities co-creating the music of the moment. We sing varied styles of contemporary and traditional music from around the world and music of our own spontaneous creation. We usually sing a cappella, but sometimes we sing with music tracks or other accompaniment, and rhythm instruments are available to add to the music. On occasion, we welcome community guest vocalists to share their thoughts and sing with us.
The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. While there is no charge for this activity, donations of any amount are appreciated.
Come and have a fun musical experience! For more information, please contact Lisa at the Community Arts Hub.