- DATE: Sunday, December 18, 2022
- TIME: 4 PM- 6:00 PM (approx end)
- MEETING PLACE: Green Street T station, Orange Line- inside the station but outside the turnstiles
- WEATHER: If it's clear, cloudy, or beautifully snowy, we will carol door-to-door! If it's rainy & wet, we'll sing inside the station as long as we can!
- MASK: At your discretion. If you choose to wear a mask, This one is great for singing - it keeps the material away from your lips, is adjustable, and lets the sound out fairly well.
- DRESS: DRESS WARMLY! Standing and caroling is a bit colder than your usual outdoor activity, and way colder than being outside for a minute on your way to the car. Recommendations below.
- MUSIC: See Scores/Practice page for practice materials, which I'm posting as I have time.
What to Bring
Warm Clothing- wear one more layer than usual!
Light To see the caroling book. A head light works well.
Merriment Goes without saying, really
A little cash Not necessary, but we do accept donations to help with photocopying etc. Also, dinner groups may form and go out afterwards.
WHAT IS THE CAROLING MOB?
The Caroling Mob is...
Organized by Joel Sindelar in Jamaica Plain, the Boston Caroling Mob is an open invitation to singers from all over Boston, to gather together in Jamaica Plain and sing carols door-to-door, choro-a-mano. Free and open to merry singers of all ages, abilities, races, orientations, denominations, etc.
The Caroling Mob usually numbers more than 100 singers and lasts about 2 hours, starting at 4pm on the Sunday before Christmas Eve. We meet at a stop on the MBTA's Orange Line; if it rains, we sing on the T; if it's clear or snowing, we walk through the neighborhood ringing doorbells.
WHAT WILL WE SING?
Carols & Classes
We use a caroling book put together by Joel over the years; usually 1 or 2 new songs might appear each season. If there are enough requests (contact Joel), there will be classes to learn the carols. While the whole book is not available online, some recordings and scores are available on the Scores/Practice page.
Joel Sindelar is founder of SingPositive, which is a family-inclusive choir of 36 adults and 25 kids. SingPositive is non-auditioned performs contemporary music, from the Beatles to Shakira. SingPositive usually performs its winter concert in December at Spontaneous Celebrations community center, on Danforth St. in Jamaica Plain.
Our next singing season starts in February, 2023- come check us out!
Photo by www.mdavidsonschapiro.com