A few goings-on that I want to share with you:
Sunday, February 12th, I am hosting the first annual "Feel the Love" House Concert, featuring a group of performing songwriters whom I have loved for years: Margaret Dorn, Janie Barnett, Terre Roche, and Sherryl Marshall. And me, too! We will each sing one original song and then lead a group sing with the audience (optional), including a song from "O Brother Where Art Thou" and a couple of old-school madrigal pieces. We are looking forward to Feeling the Love with you. If you are interested, please e-mail jennifer -at- deborahberg -dot- com (in standard email format) and let us know that you’d like to join us! We are almost ready to call it sold out, but for those of you who have been to our place, the room is pretty darn big--there is always room for one more.
Singin’ Seniors Winter/Spring 2017
The new session of the Singin’ Seniors has started! We brought in two new songs last week and the students picked them up right away. I also asked one of our students if she’d like to sing a solo verse of "The Shadow of Your Smile" in Spanish, and she agreed!
Our next recital is Friday, March 24th, at 1:00pm. We will have eight songs ready for you. The Singin’ Seniors is a great group of, well, elderly students who meet every Thursday afternoon at the Lenox Hill Senior Center at St Peter’s Church in midtown NYC. The Singin’ Seniors is made possible through the non-profit organization, Feel the Music and from grants including ASCAP. Clare Cooper is the Singin’ Seniors illustrious and colorful accompanist!
Coming Soon to Puget Sound Guitar Workshop (PSGW)!
I am heading to the beautiful Pacific Northwest this month for a winter music retreat at the Pilgrim Firs Conference Center in Port Orchard, WA, sponsored by PSGW. This is a fun-filled weekend of playing music in the woods with like-minded musician friends. We stay in old cabins built in the 60s and jam, write, laugh, harmonize, and jam some more. We walk up to the stone and timber lodge for three hot meals every day cooked by a lively staff, and walk around lovely Lake Flora for nature-based inspiration.
I have loved my guitar camp family for 21 years now. This year, I’m honored to announce that I will be teaching at Puget Sound Guitar Workshop's summer camp for Session 3, August 12–18th. I will be teaching two classes: Songwriting and Stagecraft. All the years of experience with writing songs and standing on stage singing in front of an audience will certainly come in handy this summer! Just typing this news out makes me happy.
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In this time of unpredictable change, it is comforting to know there are many us who have the same sensibilities about keeping the faith and finding pockets of peace and beauty in every day. I am so grateful to be able to share my musical adventures with you and I love hearing from you as well. Please keep me in your loop! The community of Arts and Activism is more important than ever: to support and create together. I wish you health and stamina in the coming days.
May peace & love feed your soul,