Rise Up! Community Song Circles

UPDATE 4/4/20:  SATURDAYS, MARCH 14  & April 25 EVENTS ARE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 orders in Santa Cruz County.  PLEASE CHECK THIS SPACE FOR RESCHEDULE events as soon as it is deemed safe to hold public gatherings again.

 Thanks to everyone who offered to pay me for the postponed workshops—I really appreciate it!  If you want to help keep community singing alive while we all shelter in place, you can do so at:  paypal.me/AileenVance

There was never a better time than now to come together, to sing together and to act together.  Come learn songs to raise the spirit and fuel the resistance….songs of freedom & struggle, hope & healing,  peace & justice in glorious harmony!  Our sessions last season were so much fun—we hope you can join us for the 2019-2020 song circles!

We are back for our third successful year!  Drop-in Saturdays for the spring 2020 are:   February 22, March 14, April 25—all @ 1pm/all events @ Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel.  A $10-20 sliding scale donation is usually requested at the door (sometimes a larger range is requested to cover costs of special events).    Sheet music and books will be provided—you do not need to read music to join in! 

POSTPONED due to COVID-19 – SPECIAL CONCERT EVENT:  Saturday, May 9th @ 1pm–second annual ‘Sing Out for Pete’s Sake!’ a Pete-Seeger sing-along concert, featuring Emma’s Revolution, Jaeger & Reid, Aileen Vance, Bonnie Lockhart, Nancy Schimmel, Nick Royal & Bill Bortin.  -$20-40 sliding scale-benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank in honor of Pete & Toshi Seeger.   We are still hopeful we can hold this event in some fashion, possibly as a live stream concert.  Will let you know as CV-19 situation develops.

Rise Up 2020-springPOSTPONED!Second Annual Singalong “For Pete’s Sake”

Coming in 2020 are some exciting concerts and special community singing events with a host of wonderful artists!  e-mail me if you want to be on our notification list for these events:

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Above: Community singing! photos from the big “Street Corner Choir” weekend January 19-21 in Santa Cruz. Members of several different choirs joined together and hit the streets to sing for peace & justice!