Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 - Upcoming Events

Many events are coming up over the next few months, including two free concerts!

-I started a series at Ange Neige (251 Rachel East)in November called "Singing with the Angels." I am pleased to announce this series will continue throughout 2012 every month except June, July and August!
We begin with a sequence of toning and Sanskrit seed mantras to open our hearts and voices, and we explore sacred chants in Latin, Sanskrit, Hebrew and other "languages of light" around themes such as light, peace, transformation, healing, divine power and compassion. While I accompany the group on harp, each member accompanies our chants with bells, chimes, fairy balls and singing bowls. The experience of creating these celestial sounds amid hundreds of angels in this lovely angel boutique is simply transcendental. Participants tell me the good feeling from the workshop last for days afterwards!
The workshops are $20 per person and take place on Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. The next dates are: Jan. 21, Feb 25, March 31, April 28 and May 26. Reserve for a workshop by calling Isabelle or Franceen at Ange Neige at 514-845-2643.

-Two free concerts of early music with my friend Laura Osterlund (recorder and vielle) are coming up this winter. The first one is part of the Dominicales series at St-Jean-Baptiste in the Chapelle St-Louis (4230 Drolet). Our concert is on Sunday, February 5 from 4 to 4:45 p.m., and we'll also play during mass afterwards. Admission is free; your free-will donations will be gratefully accepted.

-The second free concert is also with Laura on Sunday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Villa Medica Rehabilitation Hospital (225 Sherbrooke East). The concert is for the patients and is open to the public. The concert takes place on the first floor; just head left once you go through the front doors.

-In early March, I'll be playing for mass at St. John the Evangelist (137 President Kennedy) beginning at 10:15 a.m. I'll post a date soon.

-My winter schedule at Studio Bliss (3841 St. Laurent) is Mondays at 8:15 p.m. in hatha flow with Frances, a beautiful teacher who is trained in Jivamukti yoga. Come and join us for blissful chanting and yoga at 8:15 p.m. this Monday!