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Melanie DeMore is a 3 time Grammy-nominated singer/composer, choral conductor, music director and vocal activist. She facilitates vocal and stick pounding workshops for professional choirs and community groups as well as directing numerous choral organizations. We are thrilled to welcome Melanie DeMore for a whole week of music and YOU are heartily invited to her Song as Worship Workshop, Community Sing Concert AND our Music of the Heart Sunday service - all FREE. Read on for the weeklong schedule.
6:30pm Visit to Handbells rehearsal (choir only).
7-8:30pm Working with the Women's Choir (choir only).
Staff consulting (staff only).
2-3pm Worship Planning Team Meeting (Team only).
7-8:30pm Working with Chalice Choir (choir only).
4pm Song is Service Workshop: Join Melanie DeMore to learn about music's power to hold and heal us. We'll learn about ways to use our voices to go beyond performing, envisioning music as ministry, service, and solace. Melanie will also share her experience with the Threshold Choir, which brings songs of comfort to the dying. Do not miss this opportunity to spend 90 minutes up close and personal with this incredible musician and human. Free workshop, registration required, Reserve your spot.
7:30-9pm Melanie DeMore's Community Sing Concert. Bring your open hearts and be ready to "sing your lips off," as award-winning singer, composer, choral conductor, and vocal activist leads our community in song. Free concert, registration required. Sign up for your free tickets.
10am Worship service: Music of the Heart. From spoken word to group singing, Melanie will interweave her music and story telling throughout this very special ministry of music service. Free and open to the public, no registration required.
About Melanie DeMore
DeMore is a featured presenter of SpeakOut! - The Institute for Social and Cultural Change and was a founding member of the Grammy nominated ensemble-Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. She served as Music Director for Obeah Opera by Nicole Brooks as part of the Luminato Festival in 2019 and is a charter member of Kate Munger’s Threshold Choirs.
In her presentations, she brings participants together through music and commentary and conducts song circles with an emphasis on the voice as a vessel for healing. DeMore believes in the power of voices raised together and works with a wide array of audiences from baptists to buddhists to unitarian universalists. In her own words: “A song can hold you up when there seems to be no ground beneath you."
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