Downtown Bend: Open Hub Singing Club

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 10/2/2023
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 An unforgettable evening of singing...together! All voices are welcome.

This is an in-person program.

All voices are welcome and wanted. No previous singing experience required. All songs are taught in a call-and-echo, aural tradition process.

Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. The research suggested that our ancestors survived by singing together. They weren't performing or recording. They were creating literal bonds of connection with their voices, which according to modern science also fills our brains with oxytocin and serotonin, hormones associated with trust & bonding.

Community songleader Ian Carrick is reinvigorating our culture with singing. Somehow we've mostly forgotten that singing together is our birthright. After a decade of searching for accessible forms of community-based music and recovering his own voice, Ian founded Open Hub Singing in 2016 after discovering a widespread North American cultural revival of aural tradition singing. Learn more at

Library: Downtown Bend Public Library
Location: Brooks Room
Contact: Laurel Westendorf
Contact Number: 5413121029
Presenter: Ian Carrick