Thursday, December 21, 2006

oakland interfaith gospel choir

Emmanuel is my business partner and an important muse for (at least) one cool thing. Tonight, he steps into the role of guest author as he shares one of his favorite American Christmas traditions.

Every year on Christmas Eve, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir has a special performance at Slim’s. Although Slim’s is a nightclub, which might seem like a strange venue for a choir, this is an event for the whole family. We have been 3 or 4 previous years, and this Sunday will be attending their 21st Christmas Concert with our 6 year old and his grandmother.

The full choir, 55 vocalists strong, cannot fit on Slim’s stage, so a smaller subset will do the 2 shows (at 7pm and 9.30pm). Despite the reduction in force, the ensemble packs full energy and their joyous vibe quickly permeates everyone in the audience. It is impossible to resist joining in signing and moving and being filled with Christmas cheer.

Tickets are available at and are $15.00

Slims: 333 11th Street (@ Folsom) San Francisco, CA


At 11:56 AM, Anonymous stuartb12 said...

Just a quick note of thanks to you and Emmanuel for the post. Sama and I went to see the choir last night on your recommendation and it was a terrific evening and a perfect event for the holidays. The singers -- and eventually the audience -- were full of the energy and spirit that brings the holidays home to all of us, regardless of race or religion. Hats off to ATLCT for sharing.


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