- DATE: Sunday, December 19, 2020
- TIME: 4 PM- 6:00 PM (approx)
- MEETING PLACE: Stony Brook T station, outside under the overhang
- WEATHER: Rain plan- unless it's pouring, we'll carol anyway. If it's pouring at start time, we'll sing in place and hope it lifts; but we'll still have fun.
- DRESS: DRESS WARM! Bring a mask! Standing and caroling is a bit colder than your usual outdoor activity. I recommend a windproof outer layer, long undies, pants, shirt, sweater, winter coat, gloves, santa hat, scarf. Oh- and 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.
- 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! Hats, gloves, long underwear, boots, etc. It gets chillier standing and singing than many more active outdoor winter activities
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. Often there are practice sessions to learn the more challenging carols (not 2021, however). 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, 2021- come check us out!
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