Other Opportunities

All-California Convention

So much to look forward to! Here's the current agenda, which we'll continue to update as we have more info:

- Friday night:
Shenandoah Harmony singing and social at the historic Old Adobe Chapel (Singing 7-9, bring a reading light if you have it.)    Nearby food/drinks of a Mexican flavor before or after).  Some loaner books available.  Old Town is a convenient stop near the airport, on the way to Poway, or wherever you're staying.   Also, there is an Old Town Amtrak station, a short convenient walk to the chapel.   The Chapel is located at 3963 Conde Street, 92110.

From 6 to 7 in the chapel, before the Shenandoah singing, Pitching/Keying Practice - Beginners MOST welcome!  Please join us for a friendly session of low pressure practice in keying Shape Note songs.  For this session, each person will have a chance to select a song, and set a pitch. We'll all then sing one verse, and then the person keying will have a chance to say if they felt that the pitch worked. Then, the group can comment on their perceptions.  If you would like to use a pitch pipe, that's fine, too.  Be brave - come and try this! Even if you've never pitched before, this is a fun and non-judgmental way to give it a try.   (And even if you don't want to practice keying, we need singers, so you're welcome to come anyway!)

Many people here in San Diego are very, very happy to give any singer rides to wherever.   Contact details to be provided soon.

- Saturday or Sunday

Early morning hike,
in the Poway area, led by Mairye.   More details to come.

Two full days of singing Saturday and Sunday (last year at historic Old Poway Park).   Registration starts at 9:30, singing starts at 10:00. We'll sing from the 1991 Denson revision.   Loaner books will be available.

After Saturday's singing, there will be a Composium, at Templar's Hall.   Musical contributions: Give 40 copies of your composition(s) to Susan Willis-Powers on Saturday morning.   Questions about Composium? Contact dgspowers@cox.net.

Saturday evening:  Social and alternative singing at Mairye's house (head on over anytime after the Saturday singing).  Directions to the social will be available at the singing on Saturday.

- Monday
Excursions to local tide pools and/or hikes to the mountains led by your intrepid San Diego hosts on Monday!   There is a gorgeous empty "hidden" beach to explore and enjoy in La Jolla.  Likely the beach excursion will be at 11 am.   Low tide is lowest at 11:30.  Directions and other details to follow.    Come prepared to see lots of sea critters and beautiful rock formations.

We sincerely look forward to seeing you here. Remember, it's MLK weekend, so it's especially good for traveling (mmm, Southern California in January)!

We have access to a spacious comfortable clean house which is convenient "to everything", a slight miracle in San Diego County.  It's halfway between City of San Diego and Poway, and very conveniently situated close to I-15, which is the highway which passes Poway. We need about 8 people to make it possible.  It already has 3 queen or bigger size beds and two singles. We have other things to bring over to sleep on, like comfy mats from Ikea! Anyhow, To pay the rent, it would be approximately $120 per person for the entire weekend (Friday late afternoon to Monday late morning).   Kitchen, back yard, parking, etc. Quiet neighborhood.  We need to finalize things with the owner in a few days.   If you are interested in staying in this nifty house , would you be so kind as to email myself Susan Willis-Powers (dsgpowers@cox.net), with an expression of interest.? Thank you so much!! (I'll also link you with description of the house, photos, etc.).

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