Songs of War, Grief & Healing Singing Series

04dec(dec 4)6:00 pm05feb(feb 5)7:30 pmSongs of War, Grief & Healing Singing Series8 sessions with Maria Schumann


Suggested Donation: $80-$200 sliding scale


December 4 (Monday) 6:00 pm - February 5 (Monday) 7:30 pm


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Songs of War, Grief and Healing

Sing your way through the darkest and coldest months of the year! 

The healing power of singing together is huge. Studies have shown that singing, both alone and even more so in a group, reduces anxiety, stress, and depression, helps reduce chronic pain and inflammation, boosts the immune system, and improves memory, lung and heart health.

In this class we will explore folk traditions of songs about war and peace, darkness and light, healing and love, mostly from Eastern Europe (Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Georgia).

Through melody, harmony, dissonance, rhythm, and images of nature, these ancient songs create a deep and powerful experience that resonates through mind, body, and soul. We’ll learn from ear and we will sing in unison and in harmony. We will also sing some English and American folk songs.

This class is open to all.

Led by singer/folklorist/farmer Maria Schumann of Greensboro.

Mondays at the Highland Center for the Arts, 6-7:30.  8 Sessions: Dec 4, 11, 18, January 8, 15, 22, & 29, February 5.  Suggested: $80-200 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Participants will have the opportunity to sing in a benefit concert on February 19 to support Doctors Without Borders.

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