Wintersongs - Oakland (SOLD OUT)

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church 114 Montecito Avenue Oakland, CA, 94610 United States

Kitka's Oakland Wintersongs concert is now SOLD OUT. A limited number of obstructed view and standing room admissions will be sold at the door on a first come, first served basis beginning at 7:30 PM. 

Tickets are still available for Kitka's Wintersongs concerts in Santa Cruz on Thursday, December 15 at the Louden Nelson Center, and our Wintersongs concert in San Francisco on December 17 at Old First Concerts. 

Advance tickets for the Santa Cruz Concert are available on http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2705316

Advance tickets for our San Francisco concert can be reserved at http://www.oldfirstconcerts.org.

Kitka will also perform excerpts from our Wintersongs program on Sunday, December 18 at a free musical community memorial gathering at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland taking place from 11am-3pm. Details for this event are still coming together and will be announced soon. For information on this event, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1157917794263250/

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Tickets: $15 - $40

Reservations and Info here
or call 800-838-3006

Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. For countless centuries, people around the world have utilized the power or community singing to infuse warmth, cheer, spirituality, wishes for peace, health, and good fortune into the long, dark, cold and difficult winter season. Eastern Europe's geographic position as a crossroads between Europe and the Orient has produced an astonishingly rich and varied array of seasonal musical rituals.

Kitka's program features songsranging from rousing Slavic folk carols; to lush meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works; to Baltic pagan incantations for the return of the Sun Goddess, to Caucasus Georgian Alilos (hallelujahs); to Yiddish, Sephardic, and Hebrew songs for Chanukah; to Bosnian-Muslim ilahijas (devotional hymns); to rhythmic Balkan Romany ("Gypsy") tunes for the winter festivals ofVasilica andKurban Bajram. 

Traditional pieces will be woven together with new folk song arrangements and original compositions by Kitka members and contemporary American and Eastern European composers, all inspired by the customs, beauty, and mystery of wintertime.