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Teacher's Profile: Sara Brown

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Location: Abergele

Website: http://www.coastal-voices.co.uk

Email: sarasings@ymail.com

Contact: 07881463585

Choirs and Groups

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Sara Brown

Singing is just the best thing, it's a fun and joyful way to bring people together and should definitely involve lots of humour and laughter. I've been leading community choirs and workshops for ten years now. I love the opportunity to share beautiful and funky harmony songs with people and see the enjoyment that they get from it. Nothing beats singing together!

Song of the Month

Mother Hear Me Calling

This is a heartful short chant in 3 parts that works well either as an opening or closing song to bring people into the present moment and their bodies. It's been used with groups of 20 up to 200+. It was written by Janna Goodwille after a women's retreat, and the words speak for themselves. The altos have the lead tune; the parts are easy but there's some challenge in hitting the notes and keeping the pitching on the word 'calling' to really make the harmonies sit. It also works in just 2 parts (soprano & alto).

Movement-wise, it's effective to get singers to raise their arms on the first part of the phrase and draw back placing them on the heart in the second half of the phrase. This recording is of Hackney Harmony community choir led by Sophia Efthimiou.

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