Just hanging out, spending an evening sitting and singing. Chant circles are usually scheduled for two weekend days of each month. See the Schedule of Events for details.
The chants tend to be a sprinkling of music from several faith traditions. Some rounds, some counter-melodies and harmonies. Often, I prepare a list of chants before the evening begins, but I’m always open to including requests from participants. The gatherings are informal. If chants include foreign languages, I will offer translations and teach pronunciation as needed.
I bring guitars and a drum, Deborah Ogden often accompanies on drums, and everyone is welcome to bring other instruments or just pick up rattling noisy toys from the circle. It is wonderful when participants want to teach/share chants they know as well.
Feel free to download and peruse this document of chants I’ve compiled over the years (an ongoing work in progress).