Community Sings at Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Community Sings at Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts

  • 1645 Trap Road Vienna, VA, 22182 United States (map)
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We look forward to your presentation and “Community Sing” at Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts on Wednesday September 25, 2019 from 5-6:30 pm.

The event will be held at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap, at 1645 Trap Road in Vienna Virginia. The Resource Night Event will begin at  4 pm and end at 8 pm – and Ysaye is scheduled from 5 - 6:30 pm.

For more information about Wolf Trap Education and the Institute in general, you can find us on the web at education.wolftrap.org.

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UUA Summer Institute Oberlin Ohio
Jul
7
to Jul 12

UUA Summer Institute Oberlin Ohio

The planning committee for the Central East Region Summer Institute (formerly the OMD Summer Institute) is very pleased to announce that Dr. Ysaye Barnwell will be the theme speaker for Summer Institute 2019, July 7-13 at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

The topic of her theme speaker will be Building a Vocal Community, which is an award winning workshop she has presented around the world. There is an awesome power in the human voice and when uncommon voices are blended for the common good, they become a ‘vocal community’ at its best. Masterfully led by Dr. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell, singers and non-singers alike will share the common experience of learning in the oral tradition and singing rhythms, chants, traditional songs from Africa and the Diaspora, and a variety of songs from African American culture including spirituals, ring shouts, hymns, gospels, and songs from the Civil Rights Movement. The historical, social and political context will provided as an introduction to the songs. Through out this experience, the group will explore from an African American world view, the values imbedded in the music, the role of cultural and spiritual traditions and rituals, ways in which leadership emerges and can be shared by and among community members, the nature of cultural responses to and influences on political and social struggle, and finally the significance of a shared communal experience in ones’ personal life. All that is required is a willingness to sing.

Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell a native New Yorker now living in Washington, DC is the only child and perfect blend of her mother, a registered nurse and her father, a classical violinist. Dr. Barnwell studied violin for 15 years beginning at age 2 ½, and majored in music through high school. With this background, she went on to earn the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Speech Pathology (SUNY, Geneseo, 1967, 1968), Doctor of Philosophy in Speech Pathology (University of Pittsburgh, 1975), and the Master of Science in Public Health (Howard University, 1981). In 1998, Dr. Barnwell was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by her alma mater, SUNY Geneseo. She recently received the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL (2009) and the Virginia Theological Seminary (2011); and in 2012, all members of Sweet Honey In the Rock, were awarded the Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Chicago Theological Seminary (2012).

Dr. Barnwell appears as a vocalist and/or instrumentalist on more than thirty recordings with Sweet Honey In The Rock as well as other artists. She has, for the past thirty years spent much of her time off stage working as a master teacher and choral clinician in African American cultural performance. Her workshop “Building a Vocal Community®: Singing in the African American Tradition” has during the past twenty-eight years, been conducted on three continents, making her work in the field a significant source of inspiration for both singers and non-singers, a model of pedagogy for educators, and cultural activists and historians. Dr. Barnwell has been a commissioned composer on numerous choral, film, video, dance and theatrical projects including Sesame Street, Dance Alloy of Pittsburgh, David Rousseve’s Reality Dance Company, The New Spirituals Project, GALA Festival Choruses, MUSE: Cincinnati’s Women’s Chorus, The Steel Festival: Art of an Industry (Bethlehem, PA), The King’s Singers in England.

Four axioms have proven significant in Barnwell’s life. To whom much is given, much is required. As one door closes, another door opens. Everything matters. Say Yes!

Event Website: http://www.cerguua.org/bettertogether/2018/11/05/ysaye-barnwell-2019-summer-institute-theme-speaker/

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Children's Chorus of Washington Spring Gala
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Children's Chorus of Washington Spring Gala

Children's Chorus of Washington spring gala on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Children's Chorus of Washington Spring Sing

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Location: Decatur House, Washington DC

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Event description: Sing Spring is the spring benefit to support Children's Chorus of Washington's ongoing programming, choral education, and outreach efforts featuring Concert Chorus and Young Men's Ensemble, with special guest artist Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock. Join us to discover the power and joy of sharing a choral singing experience with members of CCW and fellow Spring Sing attendees.  

Children's Chorus of Washington website 

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 Berklee College of Music Community Sings
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Berklee College of Music Community Sings

Location: Old South Church Boston (Mary Horton Hall) 645 Boylston St. Boston MA

Open to public. Free.

There is an awesome power in the human voice and when uncommon voices are

blended for the common good, they become a 'vocal community' at its best. Masterfully

led by Dr. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell, singers and non-singers alike will share the common

experience of learning in the oral tradition and singing rhythms, chants, traditional

songs from Africa and the Diaspora, and a variety of songs from African American

culture including spirituals, ring shouts, hymns, gospels, and songs from the Civil Rights

Movement. The historical, social and political context will provided as an introduction

to the songs. Throughout this experience, the group will explore from an African

American worldview, the values imbedded in the music, the role of cultural and spiritual

traditions and rituals, ways in which leadership emerges and can be shared by and

among community members, the nature of cultural responses to and influences on

political and social struggle, and finally the significance of a shared communal

experience in ones' personal life. All that is required is a willingness to sing.

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Berklee Urban Service Awards
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

Berklee Urban Service Awards

Berklee Urban Service Awards
1:00 PM The Berklee Urban Service Awards (BUSA) celebrate Berklee students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partner organizations who perform social change in Greater Boston and honor people who make a difference in Boston communities. The ceremony features live performances, special guests, and award and scholarship presentations. Admission is free and open to the public. https://www.berklee.edu/events/berklee-urban-service-awards-busa-

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First Parish Arlington, 3/31 Worship Service
Mar
31
8:30 AM08:30

First Parish Arlington, 3/31 Worship Service

First Parish Arlington, 3/31 Worship Service

Dr. Ysaye Barnwell joins First Parish for their Sunday worship where she shall lead the congregation in vibrant song throughout the service. Sponsored by the First Parish Music Committee & Racial Justice Coordinating Committee. Please note that Dr. Barnwell’s presence is not a performance or a workshop, but part of the regular Sunday service at First Parish (10:00-11:15 am.)

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"Building A Vocal Community workshop" in Williamsburg VA
Jan
25
to Jan 26

"Building A Vocal Community workshop" in Williamsburg VA

  • William and Mary School of Education (map)
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Vocal Community workshop in Williamsburg on January 25-26, 2019

Experience an array of African and African American musical traditions and explore the power of music to bring communities together. Join us for this unforgettable event, masterfully led by Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, former long-time member of the renowned musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock and Class of 1939 Maurine Stuart Dulin Artist-in-Residence at William & Mary. All are welcome! No musical experience needed; just a willingness to raise your voice and learn. This is a fun and deeply engaging event that you won’t want to miss!

William and Mary, Virginia
W&M School of Education’s Matoaka Woods Room

Registration is now open at https://tinyurl.com/vocalcommunity2019 $30 general admission; $10 for students
Visit the Facebook event page for links and additional information or email wmsbgvocalcommunity@gmail.com

Event Website: https://events.wm.edu/event/view/100yearsofwomen/107678

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“Building A Vocal Community”  Marin City, CA
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

“Building A Vocal Community” Marin City, CA

DECEMBER 8, 2018

Workshop 10am-3:30pm | $75 (+$4 Processing Fee)

Concert 7pm | $35 (+$2 Processing Fee)

Both Events Held At
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
101 Donahue St., Marin City, CA 94965

Join us for a full day workshop and evening concert with Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, previously of Sweet Honey in the Rock, with guest performers Heidi Hill and Brown, Sturgis and Brown.

Full event details here.

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