Playa Choir Rehearsal

Dates and Times:
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Thursday, August 29th, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday, August 30th, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday, August 31st, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Located at Camp:
The Playa Choir
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The Playa Choir began many years ago as a small offshoot of members from the Jazz Cafe. Kathleen Hollingsworth, aka Madi, creates and directs the Playa Choir each year from scratch. This will be our 15th anniversary on the Playa!

Growing each year, the Choir now attracts 70-80 regular Burners from around the world, to join, rehearse, and create vocal music together – culminating in powerful performances on Sunday. The Playa Choir provides that connection to the “Something Other” that is often overlooked at Burning Man.

The Playa Choir has famously and movingly performed a wide variety of sacred and secular choral arrangements with featured soloists – accompanied by a talented band - and attracts crowds of 200 to 300 people for their now legendary Sunrise performance at the Temple, and again later that Sunday morning in their Dome.

The Playa Choir is notable for a wide range of colorful characters in equally colorful garb. But don’t let appearances deceive you – many are experienced and talented musicians in their own right, who rehearse hard and bond together in an incredibly short period of time. Over the years, we’ve received feedback from hundreds of Burners that hearing and seeing the Choir perform at the end of an already amazing week, is the highlight of their overall experience!

The Choir is open to all Burners, regardless of experience, and is completely non-denominational and non-religious, but entirely spiritual, rewarding and fulfilling, especially for those who attend and participate in the Sunday 11:00 a.m. “service”. It’s the not-to-be-missed event of the entire burn!

The Choir rehearses Wed-Sat from 10:30am-12:30pm, and performs on Sunday – first at Sunrise at the Temple, and again later that morning in our Dome at 11:00am.