“A thing seems impossible until it is done.”  Nelson Mandela

Welcome to my web page!  I am still slowly going through the process of updating and enhancing my new address.   If you have questions or inquiries about gigs, choral workshops, recordings or sheet music, please contact me: avandlt@cruzio.com

9/1/20 Here’s a new NEW SONG: “VOTE!”

COVID-19 update April 2020: Visit my virtual tip jar to help support my work during this time of cancellations of classes, gigs, rehearsals, and workshops:  paypal.me/AileenVance


SAVE THE DATES!  Saturday Afternoon Sing-Alongs – Virtual Community Song Circles with Aileen Vance-
Singing out loud from our homes for fun and inspiration!  Coming together in persistence for songs of freedom & struggle, hope & healing, peace & justice.
*all on Zoom until further notice–TO RSVP: contact avandlt@cruzio.com for link and password

Saturday, September 26-“Hard Times Come Again No More”
Saturday, October 17-“VOTE!”
Saturday, November 14-“Clouds & Joy! Songs of Celebration and Struggle
Saturday, December 12-“A Gathering of Spirits” Songs of comfort, celebration and remembrance for all those we have lost in 2020
all @ 1pm on Zoom.   Single event tickets: sliding scale $10-20via my paypal link–or pay for all 4 events at once, sliding scale $40-80.

ZChoir! Zabalaza-Revolution in 4-Part Harmony

January 2020: After 15 years of continuous harmony, I am going to be taking a sabbatical from ZChoir in 2020.  However, I will be offering my annual South African 4-part harmony choral workshop again this year on SATURDAY, MARCH 14th @ 1pm/2402 CABRILLO COLLEGE DR, SOQUEL.   Sliding scale admission at the door $10-40.

My monthly “Rise Up !” drop-in community song circles will run throughout the spring as well; click the link for more details.

All singers welcome!     In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact me: avandlt@cruzio.com  OR visit our Facebook page:  Zabalaza!


above:  Our NorCal inter-generational group went on The Peace Train Transcending Barriers Tour July 2018 with Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Band in San Diego and Tijuana.   We crossed the border to work with our partners from Promotora de las Bellas Artes in Tijuana and made new friends with over 100 children and their families and teachers.  It was amazing.   DUE TO COVID, CANCELLED for 2020—IN 2021, WE WILL DO IT ALL AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH A TRAIN RIDE AND PERFORMANCES IN TECATE  & TIJUANACOME WITH US! Build bridges, not walls!    for more info, see this short Peace Train video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZo1D-snfbc