Rhythm ‘n’ Roots choir is a joyful, adventurous and deeply curious musical venture. We perform a wide variety of music including traditional songs in their original languages and contemporary original works by some of the most dynamic songwriters on the scene today. Our name speaks to our passion for rhythm and rootedness in our musical exploration.
We are an auditioned 50-voice community choir. We learn our music by ear and from written scores. We are based in East Vancouver and rehearse Wednesday evenings from September to June. We typically have three or more public performances each season.
We rehearse and perform on the traditional and unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl ̓ ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Karla Mundy is a vibrant, soulful and diverse vocalist, pianist, arranger and choir leader. She conducts community choirs in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Bowen Island and Nanaimo. Karla leads harmony singing workshops and performs extensively throughout BC and Alberta. She also organizes workshops and music trips through her organization SongRoots. (www.songroots.ca)
She is a founding member of The Shirleys, an all-female acapella sextet; TriVo, a vocal trio with Brian Tate and Dawn Pemberton; and Plough, an old-time string quartet.
Karla specializes in vocal traditions and rhythms, and is passionate about “getting music off the page” and learning to embody the rhythm of the music.
SongRoots brings music into your life.
Somewhere along the way, many of us became musical spectators instead of participants. Singing is a joy that belongs to all of us – no matter what age or experience level! Through engaging, challenging and fun choirs, camps, workshops, online courses and singing study trips, SongRoots fosters deep musical learning, connection and community.
For more information visit the SongRoots site by clicking the Songroots logo!