Women of Note resumed Oct. 2
by Jaclyn Witherly
The Women of Note Chorus Group resumed on Wednesday, October 2.
The group gathers every Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at Ridpath School, in Lakefield.
Every year the numbers vary but so far they expect about 24 women, who will practice for 10 weeks a wide range of music from African rhythmic to Beatles songs to folk.
Linda Clark, who is the music director, chooses the tunes and directs all of the rehearsals. She says it’s very much a community choir and there’s time for women to get to know each other and many friendships are formed.
“Music itself is uplifting, healing and energizing, in some ways singing more than anything,” she expresses.
“In the act of singing together there’s a tremendous connection between people, so they get a lot of group experience without talking.”
All of the music chosen is easy, fun, uplifting and enjoyable. On the final day, December 4 they have a party where relatives and friends are welcome to come listen to the songs they’ve learned.
“It’s been a magical group because people enjoy the singing and care about each other so much and they are willing to tackle a challenge,” Clark explains. “There’s huge therapeutic influence by music and artistic activity.”
The singers tend to be aged from their mid-thirties to mid-seventies; Clark says singing is wonderful at keeping the brain awake.
They will still accept people for the second week but they need to register right away. For more information contact Georgia at 705-652-8861.
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