Ports and harbors are places where culture and ideas are exchanged. From Norwegian sea spells to Ukrainian Rusalka songs, Headlands Community Folk Ensemble is a vocal arts project exploring song traditions from Iceland, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Baltics, Scandinavia, and the Caucasus. Following ancient trade routes over land and sea, we will also explore the folklore, history, and ethnographic context of each song while simultaneously developing our ensemble skills: blending, vocal placement and quality, pitch, pronunciation, and various vocal techniques unique to each tradition. Kristine Barrett directs the ensemble.
DATES: 8 Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm; July 10th-August 28th
LOCATION: Sausalito Houseboats in Marin; address disclosed upon registration
COST: $150-$200 sliding scale
Though participation in the choir is by audition or invitation only, previous singing experience is not necessary. Persons interested in auditioning should send a simple raw a cappella audio (mp3) or video recording (online links) of one or two vocal pieces showcasing the singer's ability. All genders and ages are welcome. Send inquiries and/or audition materials here.
For successful auditionees, Kristine Barrett will send details and password for registration at the link below.
Secure link (password required) for registration here.
ABOUT KRISTINE BARRETT
Kristine Barrett is an artist, composer, and vocalist specializing in traditional music and ritual song. A storyteller at heart, Barrett’s work has been performed, exhibited, and featured in various media festivals throughout North America and
Europe, and was recently featured on the acclaimed NPR show The Thistle and Shamrock. In addition to her solo work, Kristine performs with the acclaimed Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble and directs the Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir in Oakland and the Headlands Community Folk Ensemble in Sausalito.