Golden Bridge Choir
About the event
The Golden Bridge Community Choir is a non-auditioned inter-generational choir and a member of the Ubuntu Choirs Network. We join in the ancient tradition of community building through song as we explore rhythms , harmonies , chants and songs from around the world.
Ubuntu choirs seek to create a world in which we listen deeply to those around us, celebrate diversity, trust in our voices and bring them forward on behalf of harmony, justice and peace.
We sing songs from around the world, taught in the oral tradition. Through singing these songs, we tap into the wisdom of other cultures. In turn we are moved to give back to those cultures whose songs inspire and nourish us.
We have 2 choir sessions each year September - December and January - April .
The first two weeks of each session are open to all new comers - no previous experience required .
Newcomers and beginners are welcome! No sight reading is necessary.
Intro Session: $15 per Intro Session
****First 2 weeks are open to newcomers, Janary 7th & 14th. If you decide to join after the first or second week, you can then pay the remaining balance for the season.
Full Season Pass: $240
13 Sunday rehearsals culminating in a concert May 6th.
Times: Doors Open: 12:15 // Event Starts 12:30pm // Event Ends 1:50pm
January: 7th & 14th (OPEN SUNDAYS), 21st
Febrary: 11th, 18th
March: 4th, 11th, 18th
April: 8th (double), 15th, 22nd (double)
Concert: May 6th 3:00pm - 4:30pm
"We are constantly in awe of your abilities to get everyone harmonizing so quickly. You are a miracle."
Gurmuhk Khalsa – Founder of Golden Bridge Yoga
"Maggie Wheeler and Emile Hassan Dyer have taught workshops and led choral singing at Omega Institute for many years. Their work is nothing short of miraculous. They can take a group of people at all levels of singing ability and through the force of their infectious enthusiasm, turn them into a harmonious choir. I don't know who benefits the most--those of us who get to listen, or those in the choir who experience the creative joy of making music together."
Elizabeth Lesser- Founder Omega Institue
"Maggie Wheeler and Emile Hassan Dyer create a remarkable musical space. Their optimism, skill, and gentle humanity invite their students to fully participate in musical creation. Utilizing songs and music traditions from diverse world cultures, they weave singing, drumming, and storytelling into a powerful and incredible musical tapestry of peace, justice, and abiding joy. It is both delightful and profound. I was deeply moved by the experience."
Allyssa A. Boyer, Saint Paul's, UCC, Mechanicsburg, PA
Golden Bridge Choir with Maggie Wheeler & Emile Hassan Dyer
Maggie Wheeler is best know in the U.S and internationally for her work as an actress in film , television and voice-over and most notably as the character of Janice on NBC’s hit series Friends. In 2006 she co-founded The Golden Bridge Community Choir with the belief that singing is a universal birthright, and that together, regardless of musical background, we can help improve the world by joining our voices in song . Alongside her acting career Maggie has been blessed to follow her soul mission as a singer, song writer, choir director and workshop facilitator. She been teaching her vocal workshop "Singing In The Stream" in and out of Los Angeles for over 20 years . Both the workshop and choir provide the experience of creating interpersonal harmony and internal harmony through the powerful act of creating vocal harmony. Maggie is honored to bring the choir experience to Wanderlust Hollywood.
Emile Hassan Dyer is a vocalist/ multi-percussionist/choreographer/ dancer. He was raised in France and Senegal where he was influenced at an early age by the rhythms and music of West Africa. Emile brings a multicultural perspective to music, drawing on his Cherokee and African heritages while performing the percussion instruments and vocal styles of many cultures. He has worked with such luminaries as: Babatunde Olatunji, Bobby McFerrin, Kevin Locke, Titos Sompas, David Darling, Glen Velez and Jim Scott, as well as Art Baron of the Duke Ellington Big Band. Emile uses vocal and body percussion as well as drums from around the world and extensive vocalese in his musical creations.