Feed My Starving Children 9/20/14

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to perform for and support the Feed My Starving Children food program. The Episcopal Church is a lovely venue, and the technicians did a lovely job making sure everyone was heard and seen.
Kudos to the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers. There was a great selection of music and some nice nice singing.

We singing sisters of ephemera feel blessed to have the opportunity to continue to share what we do with the community at large.

Don’t forget our 4th Friday Circle Sings at Fall Creek Studios in Ithaca, 5:30-7:30! Keep singing from your hearts, everyone!

Congratulations to Jaydn and Stan!

A couple of our singing love birds got married on the glorious day that was Saturday June 7! Congratulations to the happy couple!

It was a mostly improvised wedding. During the ceremony there were words said, poems read, songs sung, and improvised dance accompanied by ephemera. During the dinner we continued singing songs with the word “Love” in them to get the bride and groom to smooch. Afterwards, when the stars and moon came out, the fire was lit, and friends gathered around, we jammed on voice, guitars, banjo, upright bass, mandolin and violin. We suspect even the stars sang along.

Blessings on our ephemera sister’s marriage to Stan Stewart!

You can congratulate them yourselves at our next CircleSing on Friday, June 27 at 5:30, Fall Creek Studios, in Ithaca.

4th Friday CircleSing. It’s a real THING

We’ve been away, but now we’re back. We have a bunch of performances and workshops coming up but are most excited to be hosting 4th Friday CircleSinging at Fall Creek Studios. Our next Sing will be Friday, May 23 at 5:30. We usually end around 7:30. You would still have time to catch that show or movie or concert or dinner afterwards.

Come join us. Bring a water bottle. Be prepared to take off your shoes and get your JOY on!Image

Lift Every Voice benefit concert

On October 15, 2011, eight musical performance groups will lift their voices in support of the Village at Ithaca.

This year’s LIFT EVERY VOICE for SUCCESS concert is at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (at Court and Aurora Street).

The concert will feature Ephemera, Vitamin L, the Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus, The Touchtones, the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, 22 Strings of Love, the children of the Community Unity Music Education Program, and a multi-faith choir of local church and synagogue singers. Video clips will highlight students and families involved in the programs of the Village at Ithaca.

This annual concert benefits the Village at Ithaca and encourages community participation. The mission of The Village at Ithaca is to advocate for excellence and equity in Ithaca’s public schools, by developing strategic community relationships, programs and services to ensure that students, particularly Black, Latino, and low-income students, consistently meet or exceed local and New York state standards of achievement.

This is the 9th annual Lift Every Voice concert to benefit the Village at Ithaca, which began as a joint project of Calvary Baptist and St. Pauls’s United Methodist churches. Their original vision of healing race relations by making music together has grown to include a diverse line-up of adult and youth performers from both town and gown.  This year, inspired by new friendships formed through Healing Ithaca prayer services, and increased awareness of the need to work together to support education, the planning committee expanded to include nine representatives of religious congregations and community organizations. This team includes the two founding churches, First Congregational, and First Unitarian Church, Congregation Tikkun V’or  (Ithaca Reform Temple) and Temple Beth-El, as well as members from Cornell and the Human Services Coalition. The group has worked together all year to orchestrate an evening of fabulous music, and a networking reception to expand partnerships and make resources available for more children and youth. Together, we Lift Every Voice for Success of all students, with an ever-expanding group of supporters.

Tickets available at <www.villageatithaca.org>,  at the door, and at many area houses of worship including the TBE office.

Suggested donation of $10.

LIFT EVERY VOICE FOR SUCCESS: Celebrating and Supporting the Success of All Our Students Saturday, October 15, 7 p.m.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

A word from an ephemeral fan…

We just have to share with you the response we’re getting! What follows is from a new fan:

“I just wanted to send you a really REALLY HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL OF EPHEMERA sharing music with us at last Sunday’s cabaret. I THOUGHT THE ENSEMBLE WAS AWESOME…….I literally had goosebumps on my arms when your voices came from all parts of the room as you generously harmonized…

The whole concept of the group….the way you evolve your improvs….the written material….I found all of it beautiful, spontaneous, spiritual and joyous….The musicality of the group speaks volumes…..thank you so much for being with us in music.

Peace…and do let me know when you are performing again…”

vocal improv for all!