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Columbia City Community & Family Chorus
Spring Concert

Friday March 29 7:30p
Columbia City Church of Hope
3818 S Angeline St Seattle 98118
to benefit
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

The Columbia City Community and Family Chorus’s annual Spring Concert benefits the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, whose mission is to keep families together, protect people from violence, and stand up to injustice through community education and direct legal services. We have a wonderful show planned for you. Come on down and support community driven music, for a great cause. Bring your friends and neighbors, your checkbook, your generosity of spirit, and of course, your voices! With special guests The Go Janes.

The Go Janes with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Saturday March 30   7:30p
Dusty Strings Music Store & School
3406 Fremont Ave N

Sunday March 31   7p
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth St Bellingham, WA 98225

The Go Janes are delighted to be sharing multiple evenings with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer! Our Seattle show is at Dusty Strings Saturday March 30, tickets and info here . For you ukulele strummers out there, Cathy and Marcy will also be offering workshops at Dusty Strings that afternoon. It’s a fabulous opportunity to learn from two master musicians.
Friends to the North, we’ll be bringing it all to Bellingham on Sunday March 31 at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. Find workshop and concert details here

In my world, everybody sings

Take a break from the digital, distracted madness of modern life and hit that big reset button in your heart through the simple, magical ritual of singing together!

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Columbia City Community Chorus
& Columbia City Family Chorus
Spring Session
Tuesdays April 16 – June 18
6-7p Columbia City Family Chorus
7:30-9p Columbia City Community Chorus
Columbia City Church of Hope
3818 S Angeline St Seattle WA 98118

all singing abilities welcome!

Columbia City Family Chorus 6-7p

Bring the kids, the cousins, the grandparents – or just yourself! Looking for a way to spend some fun family time, hang out  with your friends and neighbors and sing your hearts out?  Come join the Columbia City Family Chorus!

Columbia City Community Chorus 7:30-9p

Singing together for eight years and still having fun! The Columbia City Community Chorus welcomes people of all ages and musical training to come together in a fun, inclusive and spirited singing community.  All ages and singing abilities welcome.

We raised $1600 for Plant for the Planet at our 2018 Spring Concert. Thank you all for your generosity!

CCCC capped off our 2016 Fall Session by videoing ourselves singing Light Returns Again. A song for our times indeed.

Here we all are singing This Is My Song at our 2016 Spring Concert. We had a great time singing and raised $1234 for Mary’s Place!

I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
~William James

Thursday Morning Alleleu

My CD is  available for download or purchase via CDBaby and Bandcamp (and thank you, in this era of online streaming these two sites are the best for musicians actually getting paid for what they create ). You can also create a Kathleen Tracy Pandora station!

I’m calling this album my love letter to the world. There’s a tinge of irony to this, as in many ways Thursday Morning Alleleu is a response to the death of my sister Penny from ovarian cancer in 2011. Since then, everything has become more shadowed, and more luminous, as the fleetingness of life embeds itself ever more vividly into these aging bones. The pain and rage of grief, and the ultimate need to finally just surrender to it, seem to be refining some dross out of me. With that comes a new urgency to express that which needs to be expressed, right now. Riffing off a line from Marie Howe’s poem The Gate, “who knew it would be through the gate of your absence, that I would finally step into the fullness of my life.”

The most powerful part of this time has been the necessity of being more emotionally transparent. Of being vulnerable, because there was no other way to be. When something breaks you open that fiercely,  the pieces are just not going to reassemble in the same old way. It hurts like hell, and I am so grateful and in awe of the freer, more spacious home my heart inhabits now.

These songs literally saved my life. Most were written in the past five years. I was grieving, and also raising my daughter, experiencing that same fleetingness of life in other more wondrous ways. The solace and transcendence I found in Nature find their way into the music. And, most delightfully, I fell in love.

So, this album is a love letter. A love letter to the fact that we are all living and dying at same the time, in every moment. All of us  broken, all of us free. Here’s to the luminous inside both you and me.