Meetup at Sharon Woods Metro Park

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Thursday, August 2
7:00-8:45P
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43081
Schrock Lake Picnic Area
This month, we will meet in Sharon Woods Metro Park at the Schrock Lake Picnic Area for a casual rehearsal. We will practice the music we will be singing for the Ohio Democratic Party event on Wednesday, August 8 (7pm) and look ahead to our performance at the People’s Climate March on Saturday, September 8. Both are outdoor performances, so this is a good opportunity to practice singing in the open air.
Bring a friend, a dessert or snack to share, a fishing pole, a lawn game, and your family. Look for signs and people with white binders in the Schrock Lake Picnic Area. Private message Marlene Hartzler if you have trouble finding us.
Vocal Resistance meets regularly to stay in top voice so we can be ready wherever and whenever the power of music is needed for peace, justice, and empathy.

Summer Break

Vocal Resistance will take a break from regular rehearsals in June and July. While we are scattered to the four winds for vacations and other fun activities, summer is a chance to take a deep breath and soak up the sun.

Stay tuned for information about rehearsals in August. Undoubtedly, there will be much to sing about for the November elections.

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Facebook LIVE rehearsal

Wednesday, June 6

8PM

Live on Facebook

The rehearsal for the upcoming Candidate’s Brunch performance will be LIVE on Facebook. The live stream will begin at 8p on Wednesday, June 6 and will be archived for future viewing. We will practice “Rich Man’s House,” “I’m Gonna Walk It With You,” and “Be the Change.” To access the live stream or archived video, you must be a member of the Vocal Resistance Members Facebook page.

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A Gathering of Choirs in support of the Poor People’s Campaign

Thursday, June 14

7-9P

First Unitarian Universalist Church

93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus

Vocal Resistance, Voices of Unity, and the World House Choir will present an evening of music supporting the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A Call For Moral Revival. There will be performances from all the choirs involved, teaching songs, and sing-alongs. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. A collection will be taken to support the folks from Ohio who will be attending the mass rally for the PPC in Washington DC at the end of the month.

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Performance at Candidate’s Brunch

Saturday, June 9

9:00-11:00A (performance at 10:00)

Whetstone Park of Roses Shelter House

3901 N. High St., Columbus 43214

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Vocal Resistance has been invited to sing at the Clintonville Area Progressives Candidate’s Brunch on Saturday, June 9. The potluck begins at 9A. We will sing at 10A. Feel free to bring a dish to share for the event.
The food and music will be in the indoor meeting space near the Park of Roses. Many statewide candidates will be in attendance. Vocal Resistance will sing three songs, tentatively “Rich Man’s House,” “I’m Gonna Walk It With You,” and one more TBA.
Please RSVP to the event on the Vocal Resistance Members Facebook page so we know how many singers to expect. We will update with a location and time for warm-up. Marlene Hartzler will be the VR “point person” for this event.
**The rehearsal for this event will be LIVE on Facebook. The live stream will begin at 8p on Wednesday, June 6 and will be archived for future viewing. We will practice “Rich Man’s House,” “I’m Gonna Walk It With You,” and “Be the Change.” To access the live stream or archived video, you must be a member of the Vocal Resistance Members Facebook page.
On the day of the event, we will meet at 9:15 for a quick dress rehearsal.
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Choir Practice May 16 @ First UU Columbus

Wednesday, May 16

7:00-8:45P

First Unitarian Universalist Church

93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus (Clintonville)

Do you love to sing? Looking for a positive way to be more involved in your community? The Vocal Resistance Choir is learning the songs of the resistance and participating in many different actions across the Columbus area.

At this rehearsal, we will be focusing on music for the Poor People’s Campaign in Central Ohio. We will be joined by song leaders from the PPC and other choirs involved in the project.

Horizontally organized with no membership fees or commitments, Vocal Resistance singers are free to attend the rehearsals and events that resonate with them. We meet regularly to learn songs and plan. Individual members coordinate with event organizers and mobilize singers.

The Vocal Resistance Choir is inclusive of age, gender expression, religious identification, ethnicity, and ability. Join the discussion on Facebook.

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Choir Practice Thursday, May 3

Thursday, May 3

7:00-8:45pm

1574 Franklin St., Lewis Center, OH

North Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Join us for an evening of singing. Lift your spirits, raise your voice!

At this rehearsal, we will continue preparing songs for the Poor People’s Campaign events in May and June. Plan on singing “Rich Man’s House” and “One Foot In Front of the Other.”

We will also take a look at music for the Candidate Brunch with the Clintonville Area Progressives on June 9. Likely songs will include “I’m Gonna Walk It With You” and “Be the Change.”

New members are always welcome at these energizing, welcoming rehearsals. We always have extra sheet music available. No vocal experience necessary. Bring your passion for making this world a little brighter through song.

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Rehearsal- Wednesday, April 18

Wednesday, April 18

7:00-8:45p

First Unitarian Universalist Church

93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus (Clintonville)

Do you love to sing? Looking for a positive way to be more involved in your community? The Vocal Resistance Choir is learning the songs of the resistance and participating in many different actions across the Columbus area.

Horizontally organized with no membership fees or commitments, Vocal Resistance singers are free to attend the rehearsals and events that resonate with them. We meet regularly to learn songs and plan. Individual members coordinate with event organizers and mobilize singers.

At this rehearsal, we will be joined by David Williams, director of Voices of Unity. He will be teaching “Color Me Human.” Vocal Resistance will join with Voices of Unity for an interfaith event (Interfaith Day of Community Service) on Sunday, April 22, and for the Interfaith March on Sunday, April 29.

We will also discuss participating in the Clintonville Area Progressives Candidate’s Brunch on Saturday, June 9.

Music will be available for all who need it. Everyone is welcome! New members warmly invited.

Singing for Justice, Peace, and Empathy

Thursday, April 5

ONLINE at the Vocal Resistance Members Page on Facebook!

Vocal Resistance meets twice a month to sing together. We learn new songs and polish the songs in our repertoire. We laugh, we plan. Singing is a creative outlet for our feelings and it brings health and well-being.We are trying something new this month!

At this rehearsal, we will look ahead to events with the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign and discuss other collaborations. We will sing new songs suggested by members and re-visit favorites that we will use in upcoming actions.

Rehearsals are informal and welcoming. New members are always encouraged to come and check out this friendly group. You will leave energized and hopeful.

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Ohio Poor People’s Campaign Teach-In

Saturday, March 31

First Unitarian Universalist Church (Columbus)

10AM-1:30PM

Vocal Resistance will be teaching songs at this event, sponsored by the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign. As we prepare for the 40 days of action, VR is proud to help teach the songs we will be singing.

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From the FB event:

The Ohio Poor People’s Campaign and the First UU Families Working for Justice group is offering a Poor People’s Campaign Family Justice Teach-In on March 31.

At this free event, there will be storytelling about the Poor People’s Campaign then and now, including the story of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and parables about community values. Children will have the opportunity to make signs and other crafts and learn some historical songs from the 60s.

This event is in preparation for the 40 Days of Public Action of the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign May 13 to June 21. The first week of the May-June Campaign will be focused on families and children.

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