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Free Range Folk Choir Concert

Vashon’s Free Range Folk Choir [Photo Credits: Ralph Moore]
Vashon’s Free Range Folk Choir [Photo Credits: Ralph Moore]

The Free Range Folk Choir will be presenting a concert at 7pm on Sunday, June 17th at the Vashon Methodist Church (17928 Vashon Highway SW). Come enjoy the harmonies of a cappella choral music from around the world. As always, admission is free; donations in support of the event are welcome. For more information, please visit: www.FreeRangeFolkChoir.blogspot.com

The Free Range Folk Choir is Vashon’s own eclectic and joyful folk music ensemble. Welcoming singers of diverse ages, backgrounds and musical experience, the choir celebrates the ways that music from around the world can lift the spirit and cultivate community.

Founded in 2008, the Free Range Folk Choir has grown to include 60-80 members each season. Under the direction of Shane Jewell, the choir goes to the roots of folk tradition -- learning through call and response, adjusting to the spontaneity of the moment and expressing song through both voice and movement. Music performed has ranged from South African freedom songs, Canadian sea shanties and Bulgarian love songs, to old school Gospel music, medieval French rounds and even songs about Vashon Island itself. Audience members at choir concerts often find themselves drawn into the music, learning to sing along or clap gospel-style. If the building isn’t rocking by the end of the performance, you haven’t experienced the Free Range Folk Choir!