Lighting the Musical Fire

Whispering River
Music Studio presents:
Workshop and Concert Series

February 21, March 21, June 20, 2015
Register HERE
Workshops are held at Whispering River Music Studio on the Seguin River, just 10 minutes from Parry Sound.
Each workshop is followed by a public evening concert performed by facilitators at the Straw House Gallery.
Workshops include a simple potluck vegetarian lunch. Excellent accommodation available nearby,  We are 2.5 - 3 hours from Toronto.
$80/day, $210/Full Series
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Whispering River Music Studio, 267 McDougall Road, McDougall, ON
Open to the public
Suggested Donation $20
 8 PM June 20, Straw House Gallery, 3 Lakeside Drive, McKellar, ON
Saturday, June 20th
Workshop: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Ceremony, Music, Fire
Patti Wolfe, community singing,  Bob Pickering, multi- folk-intstrumentalist, 
Brenda Muller, cellist, poet. 

Wild abandon, summer magic- fireflies - come with whatever you have and enjoy the creative ceremony that unfolds in our midst. Circle Dances, Community Singing, and Stringed instruments galore! Dust off that banjo, guitar, ukulele, dulcimer mandolin, violin, viola, cello, bass, or whatever you have...and let's make a musical ceremony for this magical time of the year. The solstice is a breath out for the earth - and a turning point in it's energy. Now it is time let go,celebrate, and then start to breathe in. 

Participants are encouraged to participate in the concert afterwards. Join us for our pot-luck feast at dinner, and then sing and dance the summer in! 
Concert, Solstice Festival: 8 PM
Ceremony, Music, Fire
Patti Wolfe, communitysinging
Bob Pickering, folk instrumentalist Brenda Muller, cello
workshop participants 
plus Musical and Poetic Friends Terry Christenson and Katerina Fetwell

PREMIER: Soul Dance Solstice by Carol Ann Weaver for solo cello. 
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Artist Biographies
Brenda Margaret Muller
Brenda is known as an outstanding, innovative cellist, poet, song-writer and inter-disciplinary performer. From her roots as a classical cellist who graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in music performance, Brenda has gone on to create conceptual art events from the linkages between art music, popular music, theatre, poetry, dance and visual art.  Brenda is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Ardeleana Chamber Music Society, a registered Canadian charity promoting Canadian Chamber Music and inter-arts events, and the Blue Bridge Festival of Music, Poetry and Song.  She is the owner and founder of Whispering River Music Studio. She has produced and recorded 6 CDs of music by Canadian Women, including her critically acclaimed CD of original songs, Wolf at My Door.  Her excellence as a cellist and her original artistic voice as a poet and songwriter have been acclaimed both nationally and internationally.

Bob Pickering and Patti Wolfe
Bob Pickering and Patti Wolfe are from Kettleby, Ontario, where they raised their family and tended a small organic garden. Both have taught for many years at the Toronto Waldorf School, Bob as a teacher of Sciences in the High School and Patti as a parent education specialist in the Early Childhood Department.
Bob is a multi-instrumentalist in the folk, roots and popular music genres, having played in a number of bands over the years and taught guitar privately and to high school students. Patti is a member of the Echo Women’s Choir and has extensive experience in leading community singing. They also enjoy performing together with a focus on 2-part vocal harmonies. Bob and Patti share a passion for creating new festivals involving music, fire and community building