Oakland Wintersongs SOLD OUT. Additional event added.

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 here

Advance tickets for our San Francisco concert can be reserved here.

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 this page

For friends in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, we will present our final Wintersongs performance on Saturday, January 14 at 7 pm at the Gualala Arts Center. Tickets for that performance are also available here.

Photo by Vincent Louis Carrella

Kitka on KALW!

Listen to KALW rebroadcast of Hana Baba's 2014 interview with Kitka's Shira Cion and Corinne Sykes. Tune in to learn more about the development of our annual Wintersongs concert and Community Sing traditions!

Kitka Brings the Music of Eastern Europe to the Bay

Kitka's Wintersongs Co-Director Kelly Atkins shares her picks for upcoming Bay Area arts events in December on KALW's "Sights and Sounds." We are so fortunate to live in such a culturally rich corner of the world!

Sights & Sounds

San Francisco Classical Voice: “Kitka Remix” Filters Ancient Tones Through Modern Sensibilities

"When the world’s oldest song-transmission method meets the world’s most progressive song-production tools and techniques, is it bliss, or a blowout?

The women’s vocal ensemble Kitka specializes in traditional Eastern European songs, some of which predate Christianity and have been passed down by oral tradition — from mouth-to-ear-to-mouth — for centuries. In July, 2016 they launched a step-out-on-a-plank project, “Kitka Remix.” Designed to stimulate creativity and reveal possible future collaborations, the Oakland-based group invited musicians from multiple genres — rap, indie-rock, techno, jazz, classical, electronic, pop, funk, R&B, and more — to toy with Kitka material."

Read the article in San Francisco Classical Voice here!