All are welcome to join the circle and sing, relax and listen or catch up with friends, enjoy beverages and snacks with space to bring and enjoy your own food, and celebrate the end of the year in our improvised choir.
Join us as we sing out the old year and set our intentions for the new one. Bring a friend and make some special memories to share for 2016 and beyond. If you are new to Circlesinging, and want to know more about what’s involved, go here for details.
Leaders and Schedule
The core of this event is the Circlesong, in which the music goes on nonstop for the full 12 hours. As always, our friends from SoVoSó will hold the center. Here is the schedule for this year’s event (do keep in mind, we are subject to the Forces of Improvisation, so things can change without much notice):
12:00 SoVoSo members and community leaders
3:30 Marie Black
4:00 Deena Levy, Mark Ray, Jan Koerwitz
4:30 Jascha Hoffman
5:00 Evelie Såles Posch
5:30 Renee Benmeleh
6:00 Linda Tillery
7:00 Christiane Karam
7:30 Julie Brown
8:00 Vernon Bush
9:00 Bryan Dyer
10:30 Dave Worm
How You Can Help
This event is run almost entirely on volunteer energy – if you’d like to join our crew, make new friends, and have a lot of fun behind the scenes, please take a look at our volunteer opportunities here. Thanks!
New This Year: Please Bring Food to Share
We’ll be continuing our tradition of sharing light fare and conversation to nourish ourselves as we keep the Circle energized all day long. This year, to give our hard-working volunteers a break, we’re trying something new: we’ll be serving hot drinks and light snacks, but we will NOT be cooking and serving a meal as in previous years. Our Gallery area will be open for you to bring and share something tasty–we’ll gratefully add your contribution to the cornucopia of abundance. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes welcome!
Our costs are low, but they are real! We don’t have big sponsors or big ticket prices to meet our expenses, so we rely on what you can contribute – either at the door or in advance. Our suggested donation at the door is $20, but no-one is ever turned away for lack of funds. If you’d like to make our day and donate in advance, so much the better! Thanks again!
Details in a Nutshell
14th Annual Sing For Your Life
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 – Noon to Midnight
At First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street, Oakland (at 27th Street, across from Whole Foods)
Suggested Donation: $20 and up, no one turned away