Location: Minnesota, USA
One World Community Choir and Betsy's Teaching CDs for Community Choirs
with Betsy Sansby & Alan Dworsky
No matter how long it's been since you sang in a choir, if you love to sing in the shower and are looking for someplace to sing with your clothes on, there's a spot for you in the One World Community Choir.
You'll learn a crazy mix of beautiful songs from around the world: Scottish ballads, funky songs from Africa, hypnotic chants from India, doo-wop hits from the 50's, Beach Boys hits from the 60's, and the best of 20th century choral music. In addition to their rich harmonies, many of these songs have irresistible rhythms that will get your body moving and inspiring lyrics that will brighten your spirits. Our motto is: If we love it, we'll teach it.
The atmosphere in class is fun and relaxed, but we do work hard, so you'll never be bored. The choir members are a friendly bunch who come to sing but do a fair amount of laughing as well. Everybody cares about the music, but nobody cares if you mess up.
Unlike most choirs, who spend the majority of their time preparing for performances, we sing purely for our own pleasure. We do occasionally show up and sing at community events and benefits, but we always invite our audiences to sing along.
The choir is led by Betsy Sansby and Alan Dworsky. Betsy was trained at the Community Choir Leadership Program in Victoria, Canada. Alan is a keyboard player and drummer. Together, they have written eight award-winning books on African and Afro-Cuban drumming and rhythm. Betsy has also produced the first two volumes of her Teaching CDs for Community Choirs, each of which contain all the parts to 5 or 6 beautiful songs from around the world. Click here to hear samples. 100% of all profits will go to Care.org, to help them fight poverty in the poorest regions of the world.