Circle of continuous a cappella to follow upcoming Belfast Art Walk
BELFAST — The Belfast Creative Coalition is inviting the community to a singing vigil following the Art Walk, Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the United Farmer’s Market public space in downtown Belfast.
A singing vigil brings folks together in a circle of continuous a cappella singing for a specific, defined time frame. Singers rest and take breaks throughout the event as needed but the vigil holds and the singing continues throughout the evening even if the size of the circle may fluctuate.
A core of song leaders and community members launch the singing and lead songs throughout. Song leaders Deb Hensley, Joanne Rawlings-Sekunda, Deborah Gordon, Amy Robbins, Bill and Sarah Smith, Steve Chaisson, Martin Swinger, and others will keep the singing going.
“People love our Art Walks and we love that so many come and support our artists and the creative economy here in Belfast,” said Belfast Creative Coalition Director Larraine Brown in a news release. “And this is yet another way we are extending the community experience to celebrate the Arts as the lifeblood of our community and surrounding towns in Waldo County.”
Hensley, program coordinator, said in the release: “We’ll be holding forth in continuous a cappella singing without stopping for a full two hours to celebrate through light and song and anyone is welcome to bring a song to share or lead. “We know that when folks gather and sing that they can feel the power of the Arts in all their forms to promote unity in community, economic vibrancy, creativity, common ground, and greater cultural definition in Belfast and the wider world."
This is a community event and free and open to the public and those in attendance will shape it. There will be light refreshments and donations are appreciated to cover costs.
If you would like to lead, contact Deb Hensley at the Belfast Creative Coalition.
Children are welcome, but the event is designed for adult singers.
Find more information at the BelfastCreativeCoalition.org or call 207-218-1144.