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January 2019

Amidons lead singing at the Dance Flurry

January 10
Saratoga Hilton and City Center, 534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States

Contact https://www.flurryfestival.org/ Peter and Mary Alice are leading popular singing sessions (each typically draws 100 - 200 singers) at this extraordinary annual 3-day festival of participatory traditional dance (contra dancing, English country dancing, international dancing, community dancing & more). Shape note sing, mostly from the Sacred Harp; handouts provided. Gospel Harmony sing - a wide range of gospel and gospel/style songs, harmonies by ear or taught by the Amidons. The Amidons are also leading a Community Dance. Location Saratoga Hilton & City Center, Saratoga…

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February 2019

South Carolina MEA Conference workshops

February 8 @ 8:00 am - February 9 @ 5:00 pm
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Contact Dr. Michael Weaver Peter and Mary Alice lead two 75 minute workshops for elementary school music teachers:: "Storytelling, Picture Books, Literature and Music" and "New Dances & Singing Games for K-6" on Friday, February 8, and they will be leading a two-hour community dance on Saturday February 9 as part of the South Carolina Music Educators Association Annual Conference.

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May 2019

Singing for the Dying – a Hospice Singing Workshop

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Rowe Conference Center, 22 Kings Highway
Rowe, MA 01367 United States
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Contact a hospice singing workshop led by Hallowell Founder Kathy Leo with singing led by Hallowell co-music directors Mary Cay Brass & Peter Amidon Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, June 9, 10, 11, 2017 at the Rowe Conference Center * more info & register here * Hospice choirs are springing up all over the country, many of them modeled on the Hallowell Choir. Learn to help ease the final transition, anointing the dying person with voices in harmony. Singing for the dying speaks directly to the soul…

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June 2019

Adult Village Harmony Camp in Berea Kentucky

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - June 29 @ 12:00 pm
Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 W Jefferson St
Berea, KY 40403 United States
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  Contact https://villageharmony.org/camps/berea-2019/ A week of Harmony singing led by Kathy Bullock, along with Mary Cay Brass, Peter Amidon and Mary Alice Amidon. more information and registration The dynamic Dr. Kathy Bullock, longtime Village Harmony instructor, and professor of music at Berea College will be leading this landmark camp in her home town. Kathy will share  songs of joy and inspiration from gospel and spiritual traditions accompanied by her irresistible rocking gospel piano. Kathy will be joined by veteran Village Harmony leader Mary…

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July 2019

Pinewoods Family Week

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - July 20 @ 10:00 am
Pinewoods Camp, 148 Halfway Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Contact https://www.cdss.org/programs/dance-music-song-camps/camp-weeks Mary Alice and Peter lead children's classes, storytelling and choral singing at this Country Dance & Song Society sponsored week-long camp of traditional dance and song for all ages. Location Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA Highly recommended for elementary school general music teachers.

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Ogontz Family Week

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - August 3 @ 10:00 am
Ogontz Camp, 14 Ogontz Rd.
Lyman, NH 03585 United States
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Contact https://www.cdss.org/programs/dance-music-song-camps/camp-weeks Peter and Mary Alice lead children's classes, storytelling, choral singing and community dancing at this Country Dance & Song Society sponsored week-long camp of traditional dance & song for all ages. Location Ogontz Camp in Lyman, NH Highly recommended for elementary school general music teachers.

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August 2019

Growing Harmony – Wiston Singing Weekend

August 22 - August 26
Wiston Lodge, Millrigg Road
Wiston, Biggar, Scotland ML12 6HT United Kingdom
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Wiston Lodge, Biggar, Scottish Borders A long weekend of harmony singing, good food, good company with Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, USA Kate Howard and Alison Burns, UK   Register: https://aliburns.co.uk/event-registration/?ee=162

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September 2019

Star Harmony Choral Singing on Star Island

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - September 15 @ 2:00 pm
Star Island, Morton-Benedict House Portsmouth, NH 03801
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Contact Peter Amidon - amidonpeter@gmail.com A weekend workshop of choral singing led by Peter & Mary Alice Amidon, Mary Cay Brass and Nicholas Williams.  More information at https://amidonmusic.com/workshops/star-island-harmony Location:   Star Island, off the coast of New Hampshire Star Island is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been.

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