Lisa leads weekly community singing classes on the Central Coast of California. These classes are held most of the year, open to the public, and require no experience.
Our Spring Wholehearted Season Kick-Off is Monday, January 14that the American Legion, followed by a potluck.
Tuesday, January 15th, come sing at the Big Sur Grange at 5:30 (one time only, then we return to our regular Wednesday schedule), or join Cynthia for Songs of the Spirit at 6:30 at Pilgrim’s Way in Carmel.
Mondays and Wednesdays are Rise Up & Sing! classes that fold into seasons of the Wholehearted Chorus. Tuesdays are a more intimate and devotional drop-in singing offering held in Carmel.
Find details about each below, and check the Google calendar below for the most up-to-date information about current class offerings.
Rise Up & Sing! with Wholehearted Chorus
All singers are welcome at either or both of these weekly Monterey and Big Sur classes.
Each spring and fall, these Monday and Wednesday classes fold into seasons of the Wholehearted Chorus, culminating in two season concerts with the combined Big Sur & Monterey communities. New singers are welcome to drop-in at any time.
Songs in these classes are learned by oral tradition and come from diverse traditions around the world.
These classes are offered by sliding-scale, sustaining donation – $10-20.
Schedule & Locations
Mondays in Monterey/Carmel – 5:30 – 7:00 pm
At the American Legion – 1110 Veterans Dr. in Monterey
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Wednesdays in Big Sur – 5:30 – 7 pm
At the Big Sur Grange Hall
The Grange is located on the west side of Highway 1 just south of Ripplewood and the Big Sur Roadhouse. Heading south from Carmel, you’ll pass the Roadhouse then cross a very short bridge over Juan Higuera Creek. Take an immediate right onto the paved driveway and follow the pavement to the right to the Grange.
Songs of the Spirit
Songs of the Spirit is a drop-in class with a focus on sound meditations, chanting and songs with a healing & spiritual focus. Each class ends with a sound healing bath. Bring a blanket if you can. All voices are welcome. Classes on the second Tuesday of each month are led by Lisa, all other classes are led by Cynthia Fernandes.
These classes are offered for a drop-in of $10, or a punchcard of 10 classes for $80.
Schedule & Location
Tuesdays in Carmel – 6:30 – 8:00 pm
At the Secret Garden in downtown Carmel
The Secret Garden is located behind Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore on Dolores St. between 5th and 6th. Enter through the Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore. See map below. There is ample free parking on the street. Please note we lock the door after class begins at 7pm. Don’t hesitate to call the number on the door if you arrive late and we’ll let you in.
Click on any item in the calendar for details.
Map to The Secret Garden in Carmel:
Please give yourself time to find street parking.