Center for Spiritual Living in Tahoe City to host spiritual chanting |

Center for Spiritual Living in Tahoe City to host spiritual chanting

Emily Tessmer and her four-piece band will perform Aug. 16 at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee Aug. 16.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Take part in an evening of chanting and lifting your soul’s divine energy.

Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu and her four-piece band will guide you through chants from around the world to move you in ways you may not have previously experienced.

Presented by and at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe Truckee, this concert will take place Friday, Aug. 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

The angelic vocal tapestries of Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu Music are fragrant with echoes of the divine. Weaving pop melodies, world instrumentation and chanting from indigenous cultures, Tahoe-Truckee local Tessmer creates a universe of emotion while gently caressing the listener with her soothing voice. Her music is ideal for meditation and reaching higher levels of consciousness.

Band members are Chris Ballard on bass, Kevin Ladd on guitars, Julie Collier on flute and background vocals, and a surprise guest drummer. They are from the Spiritual Center for Positive Living in Cameron Park near Sacramento. Together they are Orenda Blu!

Tickets are $20 pre-sale and are available at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, upstairs in the Tahoe City Marina Building, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530-581-5117. Tickets are also available at New Moon in Tahoe City and Truckee; Reiki Tahoe and Jai Yen in Kings Beach, or Handmade at the Lake in Incline Village. Tickets are $25 at the door.

Orenda Blu’s first release, distributed by Paradise Music of the UK, received the silver medal for Best Inner Space/Meditation/Healing Music of 2012 by the Coalition of Visionary Resources and was on Public Radio International’s program “Echoes” as being in the top 25 best albums. Emily is currently working on her second release for Paradise Music which will feature chanting from Japan, New Zealand, The Cherokee and Lakota nations, and other world cultures. Hailing from the Sierra Nevada, Emily joyfully teaches music to the children in her community, plays festivals, yoga studios and spiritual centers and is ever grateful for the music that sustains and protects her down the sacred path of her art.

Founded in 1986, the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe Truckee is a spiritual community dedicated to empowering individuals to discover an inner power that has the ability to transform their lives and make the world a better place. The focus of this loving community is in celebrating life and the unique preciousness of all beings. This community believes that there are many paths to God and that every religion and path has value and purpose. Each and every path is honored, recognizing that all paths end in love. With a variety of services available, such as classes, meditation, and special events, the center meets the needs of families, singles, children, adults, and seniors.

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