Rise Up! Community Song Circles


Ever wanted to join a choir without having to commit to weekly rehearsal?   Well, have I got an instant and magnificent choral experience for you!  Saturday afternoon harmony sing-alongs will return to Santa Cruz this fall, beginning September 24th 2022 @ 1:30.  Sliding scale $12-$20 single event ticket price. No one turned away due to finances.

I am excited to be able to return to in-person community choral singing this fall!  * Vax/booster proof is required; no exceptions.  Stand by for more info on easing of Covid payment and masking protocol; for now, I hope you will reserve the dates and plan to come and sing songs of hope, resilience, love, peace & justice from around the world in 2, 3 and 4-part harmony.  Come join me!

New events beginning in February 2023:

Monday, Feb 20 @ 9:30am–the return of the March for the Dream Street Corner Choir:  Meet at the corner of Pacific & Cooper in downtown Santa Cruz–we sing in honor of Martin Luther King Jr and for the marchers as they pass by and then follow them over to the Civic Auditorium for the speakers and more music. Song booklets provided–donations requested to help cover the cost of photocopying.

 Saturday, March 11 @ 1:30pm—POSTPONED to MARCH 25th, due to severe storms.   Click here to reserve a seat3:25redo

Saturday, April 15th 1:30pm–“Big Sing for the Earth!” Stay tuned for location and music info for this big community sing featuring songs for Earth Day. click here to reserve a ticket

TIME CHANGE! Sunday, May 7th @ 3pm (afternoon concert)–concert “Sing Out for Pete’s Sake!”   A sing-along concert @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center featuring the songs of Pete Seeger with  Jaeger & Reid & other special guests!  Separate ticket entry TBA.

Saturday, June 3rd @ 1:30pmmy annual South African choral singing workshop–songs of freedom, spirit, praise and struggle from South Africa.

*All tickets include song sheets.  Location in Santa Cruz is provided after reservation is completed.

**I am working on a way to make ticketing easier and am also attempting to get some ongoing funding to facilitate those who are financially strapped but want to sing on a regular basis.  I will be sending a detailed update asap.    

For more details and updates:

Click here to reserve 



Above: Community singing! photos from the big “Street Corner Choir” weekend January 2019 in Santa Cruz. Members of several different choirs joined together and hit the streets to sing for peace & justice!


Songs of Protest from South Africa—choral workshop at the Resource Center for Nonviolence.