All the Rivers: Register below
a post-inauguration concert/community gathering
Sat., Feb 27, and Sun, Feb 28, at 1:00 pm
All the Rivers has a two-step registration process. Advance registration is required, so you can receive the Zoom meeting link. Please click on one of the dates below to register for the Zoom meeting, then return to this site and click the yellow Pay Now button below to make a donation via PayPal. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems or questions.
1. Click here to register for the All the Rivers zoom gathering.
2. Click on the link below to make a donation. We suggest $15 per person watching, as if you were attending a regular concert. You can pay by credit card or through PayPal through this link. Note: Don't use a $ sign, just type in a number.
(We know many online events are free. This concert revenue is important to us, and we thank you for your support. If you prefer not to pay online, you can mail a check, payable to Resonance: 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite E-184, Boulder 80303.)
Graphic design, top, by Jeanne Mitchell. Rock and river by Anne Weatherley. Abstract by Barb Middleton.
About All the Rivers
We have been living—to understate—in a deeply disturbing time, with truth and democracy under assault, norms upended, and grief, stress, and uncertainty impacting so many. And climate change. I wondered what kind of concert expression could help us make meaning and find beauty in this moment. The only concert I know how to do right now is a concert about rivers. Rivers are models of organic sanity. They find their path with patience, resilience, gentleness, and strength. They offer healing and nourishment. They move, they unstick things that are stuck, they find a path around things that don't want to unstick, they offer possibility. They model an "eye on the prize" way in the world that inspires me.
This concert is many things. It's turned out be something of a retrospective for both ensembles, with recorded songs from our archives in the mix. It's a celebration of the individual voices, artistry, and wisdoms of the singers, showcasing photography, written word, art, and craft. It's an invitation to our families, friends, and communities to join us in the zoom-chorus experience. (You won't hear the full ensembles singing live, sadly, because lag time issues prohibit that, but you will hear some live singing). It's a gathering, and it's an experiment.
Sound Circle and Resonance have hosted post-election concerts after presidential elections since 2004. To be clear, our primary audience is people who were profoundly relieved by the outcome of the 2020 election. I hope and intend that our offerings will be experienced as helpful by all who attend.
“In the words of Vincent Harding, one of the great yet lesser-known heroes of the black freedom struggle, the long, continuous yearning and reaching toward freedom flows throughout history, ‘like a river, sometimes powerful, tumultuous, and roiling with life; at other times meandering and turgid, covered with ice and snow of seemingly endless winters, all too often streaked and running with blood.’ Harding was speaking about black movements for liberation in America, but the metaphor applies equally well to the global struggle for human dignity and freedom…A new nation is struggling to be born, a multiracial, multiethnic, multifaith, egalitarian democracy in which every life and every voice truly matters." — from We Are Not The Resistance by Michelle Alexander, New York Times, Sept, 2018.
“The flow of a river is a model for me of courage that can keep me going — carry me through the bad places, the bad times…The cup of water that gives itself to thirst is a model for me of the compassion that gives itself freely…Running water and the sea are models for me of patience…” — from The Election, Lao Tzu, a Cup of Water, by Ursula K. LeGuin, Nov., 2016.
“The river is a healer, the river is a sage. The river knows no end and the river feels no age. The river is a leader, every single day. It’s living in this moment and it always finds a way.” — from The River, by Coco Love Alcorn
Beginner's Mind, our April 2020 spring concert, was
POSTPONED until live performance becomes possible again...
Earlier this year: Hope Lights the Night
Tuesday, Nov. 17: The Hope Lights the Night Coalition produced an online version of this event and Resonance was honored to participate. This is an annual candlelight gathering remembering those lost to us by suicide and honoring the bereaved and all touched by suicide. Info is at hopecoalitionboulder.org.
Click here to read about past performances.
Photo credit Jack Greene Photography