Meet Joyce Harlan - Board Member

I have always enjoyed singing, and in 2010 I found myself looking for a creative outlet. I saw an print ad that said Kulshan was auditioning new singers and decided to try even though I was nervous to audition! After that first season I had to take a year off due to health reasons, but was so happy to come back to the choir after my pulmonologist recommended singing for lung health.

I come back each season because I really enjoy the people I have met, and the friends I get to sing with. I like that Kulshan has been making connections with other non-profits and performance groups in Bellingham. This year was the first time I was able to sing with the choir at Bellingham's annual Martin Luther King Jr. event, and I was really moved by the collaboration between the speakers and singers.

My favorite season is probably "Wanderings", every song was in a language foreign to me. Initially I was overwhelmed and doubted that I would be able to keep up. But we just kept at it and after the concert, I felt very accomplished.

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