Thursday, September 17, 2020

Rehearsal Notice 9-16-20

Announcing 9-16-20 BUF Choir Rehearsal 

 To any and all persons interested in BUF Music, or just a party, 

 All people everywhere are welcome to tune in to the BUF choir rehearsal/social gathering from 7-8pm tonight, Wednesday, September 16 via our regular Zoom link: 

 https://zoom.us/j/8419446253 

 Special features of this rehearsal: 

-sing "Side By Side" in two-part harmony, and learn how to sing a duet with yourself or somebody else using the Acapella app on your phone 

-spectacular photos of Amy Van Auker and Travis Kurtz’s wedding (with rainbow) 

-a devastatingly real poem called "One FIre, Quenched with Another", for 11 readers 

-an introduction to "Vaishna Jan To," a favorite song of Ghandi, which Debu Majumdar and his Outdoor Singing Pod may prepare for the November 15 service 

 See you tonight! Kevin

Rehearsal Notice 9-9-20

Singing in the BUF, Fall 2020 Dear Once and Future BUF Singers, Although we have enjoyed our spring and summer online music and poetry activities, we are all missing the heart connection of singing together in person. We’re also missing the chance to serve the BUF community by singing for services and other events. Our first choir rehearsal for Fall semester will be Wednesday, September 9, from 7-8pm, ONLINE ONLY, VIA ZOOM. This gathering is meant for anybody and everybody interested in serving BUF thru music making somehow in the coming months, whether affiliated with BUF yet or not, and living anywhere on the planet. Please join us by clicking the regular BUF choir Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/203732613 At this first rehearsal we will make a Zoom video of “We Are One.” We’re going to do this in a novel way, by singing along, while muted, to our September 2019 video recording of the song. I will visually record the gallery view of everybody in attendance. Then we will show that video for this Sunday’s “Ingathering/Water Communion” service. Hopefully - people watching the service will be hearing the 2019 choir, but seeing the 2020 choir. The other major thing we’ll be doing this evening is organizing our Outdoor Singing Pods, to start next Wednesday, September 16. Please attend tonight’s rehearsal to learn more about them, ask questions and to indicate your interest or readiness. Regards, Kevin Allen-Schmid BUF Music Director kevin@buf.org

Saturday, January 11, 2020

ways to learn Bright Morning Stars & Baba Yetu

3 ways to learn Bright Morning Stars & Baba Yetu

Coming January music events at BUF and in Bellingham

Coming January music events at BUF and in Bellingham
Fri 17 - 6:30pm Coffeehouse at BUF
Fri 17 - 7:30pm Sweet Honey in the Rock at Mt Baker Theatre
Mon 20 - 7pm MLK event at BUF (see attached flyer)

BUF singers are especially encouraged to attend the Sweet Honey in the Rock concert at the Mt Baker Theater, 7:30pm, Friday, January 17. You have to buy your own tickets in advance, which range from $30-$60. Then meet up after the concert at “The Local Public House,” 1427 Railroad Ave (whether you attended the concert or not).