Singing Solstice Community Celebration


Come celebrate the solstice and start of summer with song! Members from community choirs around the city will gather to informally perform and share their love of singing at the UBC Farm and we are sure to get everyone singing along! Choir director Patti Powell and her choirs Choral Conspiracy and Acapellaboratory will lead off the singing. Patti is the enthusiastic director of 4 community choirs in the Lower Mainland: these are no-barrier community choirs, meaning that everybody is invited. Members from Roots and Wings choir, directed by Dawn Pemberton, will perform. Finally members from Rhythm and Roots with their director Karla Mundy will join in – and then everyone will be invited to sing together!

About Community Choirs:

Community choirs are based on the idea that singing is an essential human birthright, a powerful source of energy and connection, and a potent tool for building communities. It’s also thought that singing in harmony teaches people to celebrate diversity and to practice deep listening.Patti believes everyone has the right the sing – her energy and enthusiasm are inspiring! This Singing Solstice event, like community choirs, is open to all people from all walks of life, all cultures, all faiths, all abilities. A free community-focused event, Singing Solstice is a chance to celebrate the coming summer, meet friends new and old, and be involved with the neighbourhood. Those who wish to stay after singing are welcome to join a community potluck dinner, and a bonfire! Date: Tuesday June 20 Time: 6:30pm gates open; 7:00pm start Location: Community Singing at UBC Farm events field followed by a bonfire and potluck at the Fire Pit When you arrive continue to expand the circle and welcome newcomers into your circle.

General questions:

Can I bring my dog? Yes of course! Please keep them on a leash while on farm grounds. Do I have to sing? Singing is optional, you are welcome to enjoy the sensation of everyone singing around you. However, we hope that you won’t be able to resist joining in! What is the dress code? Farm-formal: Which means as fun and formal as you can manage while wearing a good pair of boots. If you have solstice-themed accessories please wear them! Will there be seating? There will be a few picnic tables and some benches for those that would prefer to not be seated on the grass. Event enquiries: