The Sing Portland! Blog

How I (accidentally) started a spiritual practice of singing

How I (accidentally) started a spiritual practice of singing

Honestly, I was taken aback. I had just come back from our amazing singing retreat, feeling renewed, deeply content, and just plain happy. Then I got the feedback: a couple of singers got in touch with me and told me that they loved the retreat — and in fact, it was...

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3 Things choir should not be … and 4 Things it IS

3 Things choir should not be … and 4 Things it IS

It’s one of those things that I know intellectually … but that always shakes me up a little when I come across it in real life: a person who hates singing. I know it happens — and I know from my conversations with people like this that they almost always think they...

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How a weekend of singing renewed my faith in humanity

How a weekend of singing renewed my faith in humanity

Singing is one of the central forces of my life. But if you had asked me before the first weekend in January of this year whether a group of 20 people would want to come together for a weekend and sing for six hours a day, even I would have been a little hesitant. And...

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