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/or share with others, and celebrate the end of the year in our improvised choir.
We’ll 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 singing goes on nonstop for the full 12 hours, from noon to midnight. Folks come and go throughout the day, with the leaders changing every couple hours. As always, our friends from SoVoSó hold the center. We’ll post the actual schedule a couple days before the event.
How You Can Help
This event is run almost entirely on volunteer energy. Please sign up for a one-hour volunteer slot here. Thanks!
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. Last year, to give our hard-working volunteers a break, we tried something new: we did NOT serve a full meal as in previous years and invited folks to bring potluck items to share and it worked great!
So again this year, the Gallery area will be open with hot drinks and light snacks provided, and space 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
15th Annual Sing For Your Life
Friday, December 30th, 2016 – Noon to Midnight
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