Santa Cruz Peace Chorale

CANCELLED – MLK Day Street Corner Choir

  • Monday, 1/16/23

  • Convene at 9:30 am at Cooper St and Pacific Ave

  • Singing songs in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and the annual NAACP “March for the Dream”

2022-23 Season

The Santa Cruz Peace Chorale invites community members to in-person open rehearsals this September! Opening night is Monday, Sep 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm.

After over 2 years of pandemic limitations, we are returning to a full repertoire and live concerts.  Join us for our 21st season of singing out for peace and justice with great people and great music.  All singers must show advance proof of Covid vaccination and boosters – after doing so the rehearsal location will be provided.  A singer’s mask may be required for indoor singing.

The Peace Chorale is a non-audition, mixed-voice community choir where every voice is welcome.  We use music to inspire, give hope and support movements for social justice.  We perform on street corners and in concert halls.  It is always a good time to rise up and sing.  Come join us!

For more information, email

Below is more information about our group.

Great Songs – Great People – Great Harmony

Our Mission

  • To promote local and worldwide peace and social justice through singing
  • To enlighten as well as to entertain

Our Activities

Our interests are many, and our repertoire is diverse.  We sing songs of peace, justice and labor and aim to boost morale and inspire.  In the words of one choir director, we celebrate “the full cup of life: birth, death, joy, sorrow, struggle, triumph, work, play, love, and community!”

Our mixed-voice community chorus presents one major concert each year in addition to singing at community events, soup kitchens, and street demonstrations.  Our chorus is open to all singers in September and is run by our members.  There are no auditions.

Our Enrollment Period

Anyone interested in joining our chorus is invited to attend our September rehearsals without charge to learn more about us before making a commitment for the current season.

Our Support

Our activities and expenses are supported by season-long member pledges.  No one is turned away due to finances.  A silent auction and one other fundraising event are held each season.  Donations to our chorus of $100 or more are tax deductible.

Our Member Requirements

Members must make a firm commitment to the following:

  • Attendance at all rehearsals and performances for the season
  • Payment of dues (sliding scale) over the 9-month season
  • Participation in two main fundraising events each season

Our Rehearsals

  • Time:  Mondays from 6:30 – 8 pm
  • Season:  September through May
  • Place:  For address, please email:

Our Staff

  • Music Director:  Aileen Vance
  • Accompanist:  Abigail Meloche

Our inspiration

Amy Goodman:  “Final words, Pete Seeger, (on) the role of music, culture and politics”

Pete Seeger:  “They’re all tangled up.  Hooray for tangling!”

For More Information

Please email for more information.


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