Singing Strong: a singing community for older adults who love to sing.
Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30.
winter/spring 2021: Singing Strong is on hiatus until we can safely sing in person again. There ARE opportunities to sing along with choral works online – check out the Concert Choir’s “singalong” option!
No auditions, no requirements, no performance – just people having fun and learning a bit more about their voice along the way!
Brattleboro Music Center’s Susan Dedell leads everyone in a joyful hour of singing songs chosen from a variety of musical styles, including jazz standards, Broadway musicals, spirituals, folk songs, rounds, and more. Vocal exercises and tips will help participants keep and expand their range, enhance tone, and increase strength. You’ll learn some interesting things about the background of the songs, taken from a collection currently numbering almost 200 pieces of music selected by Susan. We call it Singing Strong because singing — especially in a group — boosts your immune system, improves heart health, improves circulation, and best of all: makes you happier. So come and raise your voice and join the fun!
“Singing Strong is a wonderful exercise for both the body and the soul. I come away humming with joy. “
Pianist, choral director, and vocal repertoire coach Susan Dedell has been working with singers of all ages and levels of ability for over three decades. In her work at the BMC, She directed the BMC Concert Choir for 29 years, was rehearsal assistant to Blanche Moyse, and is a long-time member of the piano faculty. Susan loves to work with people, building skills and confidence, and delights in exploring the meaning and emotions that music communicates.
“Regardless of your prior singing experience, “Singing Strong” is a comfortable place for anyone to sing out along with all the other enthusiastic participants. On top of that, being just feet away from Susan’s joyous piano accompaniment, leaves me smiling at the end of each session.”