WHAT IS OPEN HUB SINGING?
“if you know these songs, you’re responsible for sharing them.”
Ian Carrick started leading monthly singing circles in 2016 because his teacher, legendary Iowa songleader Liz Rog, said “if you know these songs, you’re responsible for sharing them.” What started with Ian's mom and a few friends turned into a robust, self-sustaining community that flourished in late 2019 with our first (and only) Big Sing.
Today, Open Hub is a weekly drop-in non-audition aural tradition community singing group in Central Oregon. All voices are welcome. Our 100+ members harmonize in uplifting aural tradition songs from an international cultural revival of community singing. Some of our important teachers include Laurence Cole, Lisa Littlebird, and Karly Loveling with Singing Heart Choir in Eugene, Oregon.
We'll sing to welcome friends home. We'll sing loved ones goodbye. We'll sing for people in midst of big life transitions, old and young. We'll sing to bless new projects and to let tired dreams die. We'll know a common body of songs and have the skills as a community to sing them passionately, beautifully.
The science is in––those who sang together survived together. We receive huge biochemical rewards when we raise our voices together. Group singing truly is one of the most potent "technologies of belonging" available to us today.
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