Upcoming Events

WHOLHEARTED KIDS CONCERT
at the American Legion in Monterey
Friday, Dec 6, 6-7:30pm

This concert is free and open to all. Please join us to celebrate our amazing, singing children!

 

WHOLEHEARTED CHORUS FALL CONCERTS

featuring EDWIN HUIZINGA, MIKE MAROTTA & KID BEYOND

The 120+ voice Wholehearted Chorus is collaborating with one of North America’s most-versatile violinists, Edwin Huizinga, to bring another participatory and uplifting singing event to our greater community.  We are also very pleased to welcome guest musicians Mike Marotta on accordion and the incredible vocal percussion of San Francisco musical artist Kid Beyond. Please join us!

Lisa G. Littlebird’s inspiring band of singers from Big Sur and Monterey share a celebration and offering of beauty, joy, and hope through a diverse bouquet of inspiring songs, both new and familiar. This is not a specifically holiday-themed concert. All are welcome to this inclusive event. This is not your average choir concert! We will often invite you to sing along, sharing songs learned by heart, direct from the heart.

At the Big Sur Grange
Wednesday, Dec 11, 7pm
On Highway 1 in Big Sur, between Ripplewood and Fernwood

No advance ticket sales. Tickets at the door are $10. Doors open at 6:30 – early arrival and carpooling is recommended. A cash bake sale and merchandise sales will be offered before the concert and during intermission, supporting the Big Sur Health Center. This concert will not feature the kids choir, Mike Marotta or Kid Beyond.

Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel Valley
Friday, Dec 13, 7pm
104 W. Carmel Valley Rd. in Carmel Valley

Advance tickets are $20. Tickets at the door are $25 and kids 12 and under are $5. A cash bake sale and merchandise sales will be offered before the concert and during intermission. Advance tickets recommended!

Purchase tickets here now, or in person or by phone at Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore in Carmel.

Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center
Featuring the Kids Chorus

Sunday, Dec 15, 3pm
835 Forest Ave. in Pacific Grove

This concert includes both the adult and children’s chorus. Advance tickets are $20. Tickets at the door are $25 and kids 12 and under are $5. A cash bake sale and merchandise sales will be offered before the concert and during intermission.

Purchase tickets here now, or in person or by phone at Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore in Carmel.

 


ONLINE SONGLEADER FLIGHT SCHOOL
A 6-WEEK COURSE FOR EMERGING SONGLEADERS
OPEN WORLDWIDE
February 10 – March 20, 2020

This online course developed by Lisa offers an accessible but deep dive into the basic skills needed to effectively lead, organize and grow community song circles. It is offered over six weeks with a digestible and interactive presentation of the material each weekday, and features consistent, interactive connections with other members of your active cohort. This will be the seventh time Lisa has offered this course and each cohort has sold out with outstanding reviews.

Whether you are an experienced singer with a vision of starting and leading a choir or are new to singing and wish to rapidly grow your confidence singing with others, this course is designed to meet your unique needs.

 


BIG SUR, CAEsalen

ESALEN INSTITUTE
Living in Harmony: Singing Our Way Back Together
February 21-23, 2020

Come prepared to find your voice (and not just your singing voice!), explore your capacities with curiosity and collect songs and tools to nourish your well-being and enrich your life in this workshop guided by Lisa G. Littlebird. With a style rooted in compassionate awareness practices, Lisa is dedicated to reclaiming song for human connection. In this shared practice of singing, we not only discover a pathway to communion and release, we offer a powerful contribution to these polarized times: compassion and empathy toward ourselves and others. Through gentle, exploratory encouragements and a diverse repertoire of more than 500 oral-tradition songs, Lisa cultivates a supportive, uplifting circle of group harmony and sound, inviting all singers to expand and delight in the full potential of their voices. This workshop is designed for singers of all abilities and levels of experience, including no experience or negative experience in need of healing.


SAVE THE DATES!

Courting the Muse, a Property-Wide Event
at ESALEN INSTITUTE
With Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Aimée Ringle & MaMuse
August 23-28, 2020

Singing on the Edge, a Property-Wide Community Singing Event
at ESALEN INSTITUTE
October 9-11, 2020