Rise Up & Sing: Renew Your Spirit with Song
with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood
October 26-28, 2018
“Why is singing good for the planet? Nobody can put it in words. But if there is a human race here in a hundred years, my guess is that one of the main reasons will be we found ways we can sing together.”
~Peter Seeger, from the preface to Rise Again
Singing builds community, strengthens friendships, and enriches the soul. It inspires empowerment, hope, and resilience during challenging times. This is a time to sing songs that renew the spirit and open up the hearts of those present, as well as songs that are just plain fun! Annie and Peter will teach and lead songs out of their songbooks, Rise Up Singing and Rise Again.
Everyone – and we mean everyone – is encouraged to come to this program. If you think you can’t sing, surprise yourself this weekend! Singing is an act of love, joy, and courage, not of talent. (If anyone can get you singing with gusto, it’s Annie & Peter). This will be an intergenerational weekend, and all ages are welcome.
Last time Quaker Center hosted Peter and Annie, their workshop sold out, so register early! Rise Again songbooks will be available for purchase at the workshop.
About the program facilitators:
We have been songleaders, life partners, and Friends for over 30 years, performing and leading singing retreats throughout North America, New Zealand, and the British Isles. Coming back to
Ben Lomond Quaker Center feels like coming home. We have wonderful memories of leading retreats here in the past using both of our songbooks. Like proud parents, we can’t wait to teach and sing some of the wonderful songs that are in this new collection (1200 more songs)! Of course, we’ll also raise our voices singing the old chestnuts we love and cherish. Learn about Annie, Peter and their songbooks at their website, riseupandsing.org.