The rafters of the 160 year old Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will ring on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the singing begins at 6:00 p.m. Rod Baggett, choral conductor at Nevada Union High School and Seven Hills Middle School, along with multi-instrumentalist and singer Jonathan Meredith, will lead voices unified in song. This unique countywide experience aims to gather people of all ages and singing levels under one roof to share in the power of song. The Foundry Sings is inspired by the popular Choir! Choir! Choir!, a weekly drop-in singing event based in Toronto, Canada, which has attracted professional musicians such as Rufus Wainwright to sing with the group. Admission is a $10 suggested donation or if you join as a recurring member at $7.50/month, you will be able to attend all Foundry Sings events for free during 2019. Tickets may be purchased online, or by phone and in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op. Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.
June 2019’s song will be “With A Little Help From My Friends” and the arrangement is going to be somewhere between Joe Cocker’s version and The Beatles original one.
How It Works
When attendees arrive, they are given a lyric sheet to a popular contemporary song. Attendees do not need to know how to read music, Rod Baggett and Jonathan Meredith will teach vocal arrangement and lead practices. At the end of the evening everyone joins together to sing the song. The performance is filmed and posted on YouTube. Everyone has a grand time and goes home feeling great!
The quarterly event is a fundraiser for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center’s building improvement fund. For nearly 160 years the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center has been the hub of arts, culture, and community in Nevada County. Each year over 400 events are hosted in our beautiful halls including signature events presented by the Miners Foundry. Individually, these events represent how diverse the arts are in our community, and together they make up the rich cultural fabric we have come to enjoy for generations.
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