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The Joy Singers Ride Again!

As 2014 draws to a close, we find ourselves (finally!) ready and able to offer our many friends and fans an update on The Joy Singers.

As we look back over the year, it’s clear that it was a time of transition. By one’s and two’s the members of The Joy Singers relocated from Los Angeles to Ananda Village, although it took from May of 2013 until January of 2014 to get all of us here. Over the following months the demands of running a business (Peter), moving through the membership process (Satyana, aka Lauri), and negotiating new leadership roles within both Village and Outreach music ministries (Bhagavati and Ramesha) made it difficult to meet and perform consistently as a group.

But we persevered, and by the middle of the year, the energy had started to shift. Not only were we finally doing concerts together again, but the music ministry was awarded a generous grant from the Janaka Foundation, with half of the gift designated toward assisting The Joy Singers with local touring expenses!

In just the past three weeks, we’ve been to the Center for Spiritual Living – Tahoe Truckee (where we’ll be returning February 22); Rossmoor Senior Community in Walnut Creek (where they want us back in the spring); we have a Sunday concert planned for the Mountainside Center for Spiritual Living on January 25; and we’re hoping to get down to Los Angeles soon!

This new burst of energy is also inspiring us to spiff up our website, revise our promotional materials, get new photos taken…and other exciting opportunities are in the works as well. We’ll keep you posted!

It feels good to be back. 🙂

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  • Testimonials

    “Your singing is a soothing balm for both the loving and the hurting heart.”

    — Anonymous message found on our guitar after performing at the SLC in Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Janaka Foundation

    The Joy Singers are the grateful recipients of a 2014 grant from the Janaka Foundation.
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