We are a part of a reviving North American community of "paperless" aural tradition singing. We sing easy-to-learn delicious songs that re-enchant the world and open our hearts, accessible tools that build connection among us.
When we sing together we practice courage, trust, interdependency, listening and feeling. We calm our hearts and boost endorphin and oxytocin levels. We develop the skill of sharing our truth while contributing to something larger than ourselves, co-creating a tangible sense of belonging. We also have oodles of fun.
As a community singing group that fosters joy and connection, we try to practice a greater sense of human responsibility as we acknowledge the pain of the world we inherit. Learn more here.
2020 Winter season
At this time, with various indoor venues canceling on us. I am canceling all indoor singing sessions until the end of March.
I feel a sense of responsibility as someone who is hosting events during the covid-19 pandemic. For those of us who are younger and in good health, I am not worried about our lives (although I am "asplenic", and do have a compromised immunme system). But, from what I read, it seems that canceling events now can help the healthcare systems' ability to help those who need help.
Viruses serve an ecological function. In the ocean they regulate bacterial communities. I believe they have something to teach us, at the very least to remind us of the preciousness and beauty of our inexplicable, undeniable interconnectedness.
So, remember the earth is a beautiful place. And I hope to sing Love is Stronger (but faster, less chorally) with you soon.
Stay tuned for online & outdoor singing stuff. We will not be silent!
Open HUB Singing has been a wonderful opportunity to blend voices in a group setting, coming away feeling more positive from the vibrations of singing and good vibrations of building community. The songs are soulful, and uplifting, written and spread at a grass roots level. If you want to help improve this world – start now – and come sing with us!
I would rather sing with Ian at open hub than go to any concert. It’s like being a part of a band ! . It’s an interactive experience with no judgment and nothing but love and acceptance. If you ever were told that you can’t sing or had a desire to sing openly and without fear come to Open hub and let your voice be heard!
Open Hub is one of the bright spots in every week. A chance to sing, to improvise a little, and to laugh a lot. It's a great group of people, and Ian makes it fun