#SingForYourParks2019 Community Choir
Time & Location
About the Event
#SingForYourParks is an annual 6 week-long performing arts initiative spearheaded by LYPMumbai and directed by Tristan K. It is community-building through singing together and encourages local residents to enjoy parks in a new manner. There's no dearth of artistic talent in Mumbai, but with performance space becoming increasingly scarce, this initiative hopes to provide a partial solution by encouraging the growth of good quality arts performances in public open spaces.
LYPMumbai believes that citizen involvement in the creation, activation and maintenance of Public Open Spaces is the backbone of a healthy society and democracy. We also strongly believe in the need to encourage the creative arts and harness its power to advocate for change.
Tristan is especially passionate about mentoring beginner singers in developing technique, musical skill and confidence through collective experience and learning. In this capacity, he works as a freelancer, teaching choir workshops for various organisations.
For the last seven years, Tristan conducted a wide range of choirs, from student choirs to church choirs, acappella as well large orchestral works, from gregorian chant to the most contemporary. He is the founder of Boeuf Majeur, an ensemble specializing in combining vocal music with modern performance practices, theatre, poetry and electronic music and Kokomo Bombay, a new choir in Mumbai.
Drop-in for a fun open rehearsal with Tristan for an evening of singing and socialising! Open rehearsals are a non-commital way to learn more about choir-singing, getting to know us, make new friends, support the project and simply have some good ol' fun on a Saturday morning. Open rehearsals are open to all ages. Bring your grandparents, bring your kids, bring everyone you know!
Weekly rehearsals from 10:30am to 12 noon will be on the following Saturdays:
Performances will be on 14 and 15 December, 2019 from 5pm to 6pm
Rehearsals will be at Cuckoo Club, Bandra West
Performances will be at two public open spaces in Mumbai. We can brainstorm together on these once we get started!
Drop-in Open Rehearsals: 350rs per individual (under 8 year olds are free when accompanied by an adult)
Sign up for the season (Oct-Dec): 1500rs per individual (8-10 year olds get 20% discount)
1. What does the fees go toward?
LYPMumbai is a volunteer-driven non profit initiative. We want to encourage a culture of fairly compensating our artist-directors and accompanying artists for their work. All contributions will go towards paying our choir conductor a fair stipend for his time and expertise, supporting artists, rehearsal venue fees, printed material and amplification. If you are or know someone who would be interested in sponsoring any part of this project, please get in touch!
2. I think this a great idea, but I don't want to sing. Can I contribute in any other way?
Come for the Open Rehearsal! We want to keep the format a bit of a surprise, but we promise you it is going to be a fun morning! If you play an instrument, we'd love to hear from you. You can also help by spreading the word or making a contribution which we will spend towards adding more elements to the gigs like a percussionist, a professional soloist, etc.
3. I have never really sung in public before. Can I join?
Yes! Shower crooners, beginners, amateurs, professionals, all are welcome! Tristan is especially good with mentoring beginner singers and the idea is to support each other in learning a new skill and build your confidence to perform in public!
4. Why should I join?
Apart from the many benefits of joining a choir, including mental health, confidence, aerobic, a sense of belonging, join us because you care. We are all keenly aware of the many challenges that lie ahead of us, not just as a city but as a planet (climate crisis, plastic pollution, traffic, etc etc.) LYPMumbai strongly believes that our best chances at tackling these is to never lose our ability to HAVE FUN and do things TOGETHER.
#SingForYourParks checks both those boxes.
We promise you won't regret it.
Have more questions? Come to the open rehearsal and all shall be answered!
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