The Bodies, Voices & Spirit Women's Chorus this summer will be learning and creating music and movement with Kathleen Hannan Wednesdays, July 22 through Sept. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Hannan, a North Carolina-based musician and songwriter who has led the summer Women's Chorus in Maine for many years, has been gratified by the response to the group sessions.

"The joy of singing in community is your human birthright,” she said of the chorus, which is open to all women. "We explore letting go in body, mind and spirit and experience the connection and resonance in the music we make."

Hannan is a North Carolina Arts Council award-winning songwriter, a Dances of Universal Peace leader, founder/director of the Bodies, Voices & Spirit Choruses, a student of the Heart and a certified Alexander Technique teacher. Details about her recent CD "Seen & Unseen; Songs from the Light of Midlife" and other works can be found at Information about the Bodies, Voices & Spirit Chorus is at

The cost for the nine-week summer session is $100 (with a $15 guest rate for those who want to try out the chorus before signing up).  Scholarships are available for those who need them, and no one will be turned away from chorus for lack of funds. To register or to have questions answered, email Hannan at

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