Sing For Your Life! 2017

Please plan on joining the fun on Saturday, December 30th, for the Sixteenth Annual, much beloved 12-hour Circlesing, co-sponsored by First Congregational Church of Oakland.

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 2018 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


We’ll provide more information on how to help out as we get closer to the event.

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. The last two years we tried something new: we did NOT serve a full meal as in previous years (so everyone can join the circle!) 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

16th Annual Sing For Your Life
Saturday, December 30th, 2017 – 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

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