Annual Report- Our Year in Review 2018-2019
Our recently published Annual Report demonstrates that our success is directly related to the contributions we receive from our growing list of supporters. We rely on their compassionate and generous spirits in creating the life-changing music education programs that strengthen our youth and thus our community.
Click the thumbnail at left to read the Annual Report, our year-in-review for 2018-2019.
Considering Matthew Shepard
by Craig Hella Johnson
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm - Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm - First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm - Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley in Kensington
Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming teenager who became a national figure after he was beaten and left for dead for being gay in 1998, has inspired plays, documentaries and books. He is the subject of this newly written 95-minute extended work entitled “Considering Matthew Shepard” that explores his life, death and legacy. Composer Craig Hella Johnson, Director of Austin choir Conspirare and former Director of San Francisco’s own Chanticleer, features lyrics taken from Shepard’s writing well as dark passages about the group that picketed his funeral. “The piece actually became a whole lot more than just the story of the suffering,” Johnson said. “It needed to become this larger invitation to return to love. And to return to remember who we are as human beings, in the deepest sense of our essence." Watch an early performance of Considering Matthew Shepard here. Purchase tickets here!
Celebrate! David Morales
50 Years of Uniting Voices
Make plans now to join us in honoring Artistic Director and Founder, David Morales on Sunday, April 19 in Pleasant Hill. Enjoy a delicious array of catered savories, sweets and sips and of course musical entertainment! Click here to learn more.