2018

January 14 - March 4, 2018
Temple of Light Georgian Choir, First Congregational Church of Oakland, Oakland, CA
The Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir is an American volunteer mixed-gender community vocal arts project and workshop series dedicated to the study and performance of traditional polyphonic music from the Republic of Georgia, Lazona, and neighboring Black Sea and Caucasus regions. The Choir was directed by Kristine Barrett and Briget Boyle.

February 12 - March 30, 2018
Zele Community Chorus, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA
Led by Kitka singer Janet Kutulas, the group is comprised of 20+ women of all ages. Learning traditional folksongs and choral arrangements from the Balkans and the Caucasus, the group stops along the way to hone ensemble skills and study regional vocal placement, stylistic subtleties, language, and to enjoy the incredible harmonies of both the music and the good fellowship of the group.

Friday, February 16, 2018
Kitka performs at the California Choral Directors Association Conference, St. Joseph’s Basilica, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, March 15 - Sunday, May 6, 2018
Shotgun Players & Kitka present: Iron Shoes, Ashby Stage, Berkeley, CA
A contemporary folk opera that reimagines Eastern European fairy tales as radical new stories for our time, Iron Shoes brings together a rambunctious, world-class ensemble of vocalists, dancers, and actors to evoke what it really means to walk a mile (or around the earth) in someone else’s shoes.

Sunday, March 18 - Sunday, April 22, 2018
Resilient Creativity: Persian Singing Circle with Mahsa Vahdat, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA
Workshop Series. Kitka was truly honored to have the opportunity to present six vocal workshops and intimate dialogues on creativity and resilience with the exquisite vocalist and cultural activist Mahsa Vahdat from Tehran, Iran.

Friday, June 15, 2018
Kitka at the Pomeroy, Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Kitka at Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
A magical event in the gorgeous Julia Morgan-designed columbarium, Garden of Memory is dedicated to the discovery of music that pushes boundaries - electroacoustic, new classical, unusual jazz, new approaches to world music, or anything unique.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Serbian Harmonies: A Vocal Workshop with Svetlana Spajić, First Congregational Church of Oakland, Oakland, CA
Offering an introduction to Serbian singing, folk dances, and oral poetry this workshop also explored how drawing from the deep well of traditional culture can help us develop individual and collective powers of perception, expression, and imagination.

July 8 - August 28, 2018
Temple of Light Georgian Choir, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA
The Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir is an American volunteer mixed-gender community vocal arts project and workshop series dedicated to the study and performance of traditional polyphonic music from the Republic of Georgia, Lazona, and neighboring Black Sea and Caucasus regions. The Choir is directed by Kristine Barrett.

July 10 - August 26, 2018
Headlands Community Folk Ensemble, Sausalito, CA
Ports and harbors are places where culture and ideas are exchanged. From Norwegian sea spells to Ukrainian Rusalka songs, Headlands Community Folk Ensemble is a vocal arts project exploring song traditions from Iceland, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Baltics, Scandinavia, and the Caucasus. Following ancient trade routes over land and sea, we will also explore the folklore, history, and ethnographic context of each song while simultaneously developing our ensemble skills: blending, vocal placement and quality, pitch, pronunciation, and various vocal techniques unique to each tradition. Kristine Barrett directs the ensemble.

July 25 - August 29, 2018
Unleash Your Voice: Workshop Series with Briget Boyle, First Congregational Church of Oakland, Oakland, CA
In this six-week workshop series, Briget focused on Eastern European singing techniques and how they can be applied to folk and popular styles from other regions. She discussed and demonstrated how to develop a personal, confident, and healthy vocal technique, as well as how to perform effectively alone and in groups.

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Golosa: Slavic Voices at the Fort Ross Festival, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner, CA
A truly magical day featuring Kitka, Russian House Kedry, Dolina, Slavyanka, Zabavushka, Kalinka, SF Balalaika Ensemble, and a special ceremonial performance by the Su Nu Nu Shinal Kashia Pomo Dancers, and much more... including crafts, international foods, and the stunning Sonoma coastline.

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Songs & Stories: An Evening of Georgian Folk Tales and Songs with Temple of Light Georgian Choir, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, Berkeley, CA
An evening of oral storytelling and traditional polyphonic music from the Republic of Georgia. Kitka’s Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir and storyteller Dana Sherry wove together folktales, legends, and ancient melodies that transported the listener across the Black Sea, through the Caucasus Mountains, and beyond.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Georgian Folk Singing: A Workshop with Ketevan Mindorashvili, First Congregational Church of Oakland, Oakland, CA
Prepare to be uplifted and blown away by the exquisite and unusual harmonies of traditional Georgian vocal music! Learn about the history of Georgian music while Ketevan Mindorashvili, director of Georgia's Zedashe Ensemble, teaches you songs from this storied country which is the birthplace of one of the world's oldest and most fascinating polyphonic singing traditions.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Let Her Sing: A Celebration of Female Voices, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Dozens of female vocalists and a group of musicians came together to celebrate the female voice: suppressed, censored, and threatened in some parts of the world, featuring a special appearance by Kitka with Ketevan Mindorashvili (direct from Georgia).

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Kitka presents: SupraClub!, The Punchdown, Oakland, CA
A Georgian ritual feast meets the modern California supper club! An evening of Georgian-Californian fusion cuisine prepared by Port and Provisions' Chef David Johnson, natural wine pairings by Pheasant's Tears and The Punchdown, and uplifting toasts and soulful table songs by Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, joined by special guest Georgian song master Ketevan Mindorashvili.


2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Wintersongs - Gualala, Gualala Arts, Gualala, CA

Friday, February 17, 2017
Songs to the Beloved: Mahsa Vahdat & Kitka, First Unitarian Church of Oakland, Oakland, CA
Two of the world’s foremost exponents of international women's folk-based music, exploring the many faces of love, expressed by powerful, courageous artists rooted in some of the worlds most passionate women's vocal traditions.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Songs to the Beloved: Mahsa Vahdat & Kitka, SF Live Art at Cyprian’s, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 2017
Resilient Creativity: Vocal Workshop with Mahsa Vahdat, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA
Vocal workshops and intimate dialogues with the exquisite vocalist and cultural activist Mahsa Vahdat from Tehran, Iran.

February 26 - May 7, 2017
Temple of Light Georgian Choir, Omni Commons, Oakland, CA
The Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir is an American volunteer mixed-gender community vocal arts project and workshop series dedicated to the study and performance of traditional polyphonic music from the Republic of Georgia, Lazona, and neighboring Black Sea and Caucasus regions. The Choir is directed by Kristine Barrett.

February 28 - May 15, 2017
Zele Community Chorus, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA
Led by Kitka singer Janet Kutulas, the group is comprised of 20+ women of all ages. Learning traditional folksongs and choral arrangements from the Balkans and the Caucasus, the group stops along the way to hone ensemble skills and study regional vocal placement, stylistic subtleties, language, and to enjoy the incredible harmonies of both the music and the good fellowship of the group.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Igniting Joy! (5th Annual Gala): Kitka and the Young Women’s Choral Project, Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA
A powerful musical journey from the ethereal sounds of contemplative folk melodies to rousing contemporary compositions of pure joy.

March 22 - May 10, 2017
Vocal Skills Lab with Caitlin Tabancay Austin, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Kitka & Russian House Kedry at the Fort Ross Spring Festival, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner, CA

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Kitka at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir & Sayat Nvaq Ensemble in concert, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, May 21, 2017
Vocal Embroidery: Ornamental Techniques from Bulgaria & Georgia, Oakland, CA
An intermediate/advanced workshop focused on various melismatic vocal techniques used in repertoire from Bulgaria and eastern Georgia.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Bulgarian Harmonies: A Vocal Workshop with Tzvetanka Varimezova, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA
The vocal techniques and extraordinary harmonies of Bulgarian music have entranced music lovers around the the globe. The brilliant tonal clarity and vocal agility of Bulgarian singers is universally appreciated and many musicians from other traditions have expressed a deep interest in decoding the mystery of the Bulgarian voice. Tzvetanka Varimezova has taught traditional Bulgarian vocal techniques, folk songs, and choral repertoire around the world for more than two decades and is a master of helping non-Bulgarian singers discover their open voice.

Friday, June 16, 2017
Kitka Trio at San Anselmo Library, San Anselmo, CA
A trio of Kitka singers (Janet Kutulas, Kelly Atkins & Kristine Barrett) brought the magic of music from Bulgaria, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia and beyond in an intimate space in beautiful San Anselmo.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Serbian Harmonies: A Lecture-Presentation & Vocal Workshop with Svetlana Spajic, First Congregational Church, Oakland, CA
Presented in cooperation with the East European Folklife Center.
Offering an introduction to Serbian singing, folk dances, and oral poetry this workshop explored how drawing from the deep well of traditional culture can help us develop individual and collective powers of perception, expression, and imagination.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Kitka at Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
A magical event in the gorgeous Julia Morgan-designed columbarium, Garden of Memory is dedicated to the discovery of music that pushes boundaries - electroacoustic, new classical, unusual jazz, new approaches to world music, or anything unique. 

Thursday, June 22 - Saturday, July 8, 2017
Iron Shoes Residency, Shotgun Players, Ashby Stage, Berkeley, CA

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Kitka Performs at Balkan Music & Dance Workshop, Mendocino Woodlands, Mendocino, CA
Kitka performed with Svetlana Spajić at the East European Folklife Center’s West Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshop.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Fort Ross Summer Festival with Kitka, Russian House Kedry & Friends, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner, CA
Fort Ross Conservancy and California State Parks celebrated summer at the annual Fort Ross Festival! FRF is an incredibly diverse event that reflects the rich history of Fort Ross. The beloved cadre of skilled volunteers worked alongside our Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and early Ranch communities to offer family-friendly activities, both soulful and rollicking performances, hands-on crafts, and live demonstrations. Music from Kitka, Russian House Kedry, Su Nu Nu Shinal, San Francisco Balalaika Ensemble, Slavyanka Chorus, Dolina and more.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Vocal Workshop: A Singing Journey Through the Steppes and the Shtetl, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA
Led by Polina Skovoroda Shepherd (Russia/UK), one of Europe's leading musicians in this field, and Lorin Sklamberg (USA), a Grammy-winning singer and internationally acclaimed specialist of the style.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
The Izba, the Shtibl, and the Global Village, Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland, CA
Yiddish and Russian songs performed by Lorin Sklamberg (The Klezmatics/NYC), Polina Skovoroda Shepherd (Russia/UK), and Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
International Russian Choral Music Festival, St. Mark’s Church, San Francisco, CA
The Slavyanka Russian Chorus hosted the 2nd Russian Choral Music Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area -- introducing Bay Area audiences, singers and directors to some of the greatest choral works of the Russian choral tradition.

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Kitka Community Choirs Fall Recital, Omni Commons, Oakland, CA
Featuring Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir, directed by Kristine Barrett; and Zele, directed by Janet Kutulas.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Kitka at the Devil Mountain Concert Series, Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Walnut Creek, CA

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Wintersongs - Santa Cruz, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Santa Cruz, CA

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Wintersongs - San Rafael, Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael, CA

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Wintersongs - Menlo Park, Arts at St. Bede’s, Menlo Park, CA

Friday, December 15, 2017
Wintersongs by Candlelight - Oakland, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, CA

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Wintersongs - San Francisco, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, December 17, 2017
7th Annual Wintersongs Community Sing with Kitka, Nile Hall, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Wintersongs at Filoli, Woodside, CA


2016

Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31, 2016
Callings: Ukrainian Ritual Songs Workshops with Mariana Sadovska, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Kitka—special appearance with Mariana Sadovska at the Kronos Festival 2016—Explorer Series, SF Jazz Center, San Francisco, CA
Dynamic composer and performer Mariana Sadovska concluded an afternoon of intimate concerts in the Joe Henderson Lab. Sadovska combines a love of the traditional songs, stories and rituals of her native Ukraine with a cosmopolitan, experimental sensibility, creating solo and chamber works of “pure vitality” (New York Times). She was joined for part of her set by Kitka, for selections from her Ukrainian Callings series, based on a collection of songs she learned from rural Ukrainian women.

Tuesday, March 1 - Tuesday May 3, 2016
Beloved Balkan Songs: A Workshop Series, Berkeley, CA
In this workshop series, Shira Cion and Rumen “Sali” Shopov shared some of the most beloved folk songs sung at gatherings of everyday people in communities throughout the Balkans.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Esma Redžepova, “Queen of Romani Song,” and Her Folk Masters Band, Oakland, CA
Part of Voice of Roma’s 19th Annual Herdeljezi Festival

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Bulgarian Folk Singing Workshop with Tzvetanka Varimezova, First Congregational Church of Oakland, Oakland, CA

Tuesday, June 7 - Sunday, June 19, 2016
Ground Floor Residency Program, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, CA
We used this opportunity to immerse ourselves in the development of the fully-staged version of our futuristic neo-feminist folk opera Iron Shoes, a collaboration between Kitka, our brilliant composer-from-within Janet Kutulas, director/choreographer Erika Chong Shuch, librettist Michelle Carter, and dancer-actors from the ESP Project. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Vocal Workshops with Elizabeth Setzer, El Cerrito and Oakland, CA
Elizabeth Setzer, former member and musical director of Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, gave two afternoon singing workshops in which she taught folk songs from the Balkan and Caucasus regions, as well as some original compositions from the Kitka-commissioned song cycle “Apple Blossoms and Brine” (New Folksongs From Within, 2013).

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
New Music Bay Area’s “Garden of Memory,” Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
Kitka launches our Remix Project at New Music Bay Area's 2016 Garden of Memory New Music Festival with 3 sets remixed live by Pamela Z, Jim Greer (Rondo Brothers), and Rich DDT.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Film Screening: Green Yayla—A Festival Story, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA
A project of the Gola Culture, Arts and Ecology Association, GREEN YAYLA: A FESTIVAL STORY is a documentary directed by Ilkay Nisanci and edited by Kutay Derin Kugay. This 90-minute film tells the story of the Green Yayla Festival, from its conception to its final event in a dramatic narrative showcasing an abundance of music, dance, social and ecological themes. This film offers a poignant glimpse into the traditional indigenous Laz Culture of the Eastern Black Sea region. 

Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, 2016
Courageous Creativity: Vocal Workshops with Mahsa Vahdat from Tehran, Iran, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Kitka at the Fort Ross Festival, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner, CA
A day of international flavors and cultures with live music & dance, costumed historical vignettes, hands-on crafts for all ages, horse and buggy rides, an International Food Bazaar—and of course, the Fort Ross Beer Garden!

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Kitka at the Pacific Voice Conference, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA
The crowning concert of the XXIV PVC. This Gala Performance titled “One Larynx, Many Voices” featured performances by SFCM voice faculty and students as well as many outstanding guests vocal artists.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Georgian Polyphonic Folk Singing: A Workshop with Ensemble Basiani, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA

Friday, October 21, 2016
Ensemble Basiani in Concert with Special Guest Kitka, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Presented by Cal Performances
Master performers in Georgia's ancient polyphony tradition, Ensemble Basiani sings religious hymns, monastic chants, epic ballads, and folk and work songs from its Eastern European homeland, the choir's stirring power matched by consummate musicianship and control. "A near psychedelic groove of unusual harmonies, rhythmic intensity and sheer beauty"—The Herald Tribune

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Georgian Folk Singing Workshop with Carl Linich, Robinson Classrooms, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Amira, Queen of Sevdah, First Congregational Church of Oakland, Oakland, CA
Presented in cooperation with Peer 97 Music Group
Sarajevo-born Amira Medunjanin is one of the most influential female singers from the Balkans. Since her impressive performance in the Cultural Olympiad for the 2012 London Olympic Games, she has been hailed as “one of the great voices of her generation, and almost certainly the finest from eastern Europe” by The Observer.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Bulgarian Harmonies: A Vocal Workshop with Tzvetanka Varimezova, Omni Commons, Oakland, CA

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Wintersongs - San Rafael, Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael, CA

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Wintersongs - Menlo Park, Arts at St. Bede’s, Menlo Park, CA

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Wintersongs - Santa Cruz, Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz, CA

Friday, December 16, 2016
Wintersongs by Candlelight - Oakland, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, CA

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Wintersongs - San Francisco, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, December 18, 2016
Musical Reflections of 2016: A Free Community Memorial Event, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
A free four-hour musical community gathering in honor of those we lost this year, including the Ghost Ship fire victims and beloved composer Pauline Oliveros.

Sunday, December 18, 2016
6th Annual Wintersongs Community Sing with Kitka, Nile Hall, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA


2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Sonatas and Songs for a Friend, Berkeley Piano Club, Berkeley, CA
A musical salon-benefit to help Kitka mentor Lou Ann Lucke beat breast cancer.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Kitka Lecture-Demonstration, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Friday, January 30, 2015
Kitka Quartet offers a presentation on “The Harmony of Dissonance”, Mountain Yoga, Oakland, CA

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Family Concert (presented in cooperation with Young Audiences of Northern CA), Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Yiddish Folk Singing Workshops with Ethel Raim, Berkeley, CA

Sunday, February 8, 2015  
Yiddish Folk Singing Workshops with Ethel Raim, Berkeley, CA

Friday, February 20, 2015
Kitka Special Appearance at Girls’ Choral Festival, Sebastopol, CA

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Kitka presents: Ukrainian Folk Singing Workshop with Nadia Tarnawsky, Berkeley, CA

Friday, March 6, 2015
Kitka Concert, San Geronimo Valley Community Cultural Center, San Geronimo, CA

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Kitka Live at Mission Blue, Brisbane, CA

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Kitka Concert, Jewish Music Festival, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, April 4, 2015  
Switchboard Music Festival, BRAVA Theater, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, May 16, 2015
The Art of Invisibility: A Georgian Polyphonic Singing Intensive with Aleksandra Kotecka & Tomas Wierzbowski, San Francisco

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Art of Invisibility: A Georgian Polyphonic Singing Intensive with Aleksandra Kotecka & Tomas Wierzbowski, San Francisco

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Masha & Marjan Vahdat (Iran) in Concert, The Chapel, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA.
Presented in partnership with the San Francisco International Arts Festival and Teatr Zar.

Monday, May 25, 2015
Workshop with Przemyslaw Btaszczak: Forgetting the Body, San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
From Rhythms to Rhythm: Workshop with Vahan Kerovpyan, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Old Roots, New Leaves: Workshop with Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat (Iran), San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, May 27, 2015  
Columns: Armenian Liturgical Chants with The Kerovpyan Family with Teatr ZAR and Murat İçlinalça, San Francisco, CA

Friday, May 29, 2015& Saturday, May 30, 2015
Kitka, in cooperation with the SF International Arts Festival, presents
Teatr Zar (from Poland) performing Armine, Sister, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, May 31, 2015  
Dengbesz Kazo (Kurdistan), with Vahan Kerovpyan (Armenia/France) and Murat İçlinalça (Turkey), The Chapel, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, May 31, 2015  
Masterclass with Aram & Virginia Kerovpyan: Armenian Modal Singing: A Journey Within Sounds, Berkeley, CA

Sunday, June 21, 2015  
Kitka performs Iron Shoes - original music by Janet Kutulas, New Music Bay Area's Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

Thursday, July 23, 2015  
Vocal Workshop with Corinne Sykes: Playing with Placement: Control, Variety, Health, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, July 25, 2015  
Kitka Trio sings at the Fort Ross Festival, Jenner, CA

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Vocal Master Class with Corinne Sykes,  Berkeley,  CA

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Kitka and Russian House Kedry at Fort Ross Harvest Festival, Fort Ross Historical Park, Jenner, CA

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Kitka performs at ACA-West A Cappella Festival, USF Presentation Theater, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Kitka at SFMusic Day, SF War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
Launched in 2008, SFMUSIC DAY has grown into a highly regarded yearly celebration of the “state of the art” of small ensemble activity in our region. More than 30 established and emerging ensembles of various genres—including early music, chamber music, new music, jazz and creative music—performed concurrently throughout the day in the building’s Herbst Theater and Green Room.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Bulgarian Wintersongs Part I: A Vocal Workshop with Tzvetanka Varimezova, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA
Co-hosted by the International Body Music Festival and CrossPulse
Tzvetanka Varimezova has taught traditional Bulgarian vocal techniques, folk songs, and choral repertoire around the world for more than two decades and is a master of helping non-Bulgarian singers discover their open voice. These workshops will focus on Koleda songs traditionally sung in Bulgaria around the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and the New Year.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Kitka performs at the International Body Music Festival Mini-Fest, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA
Featuring Molodi, Corposonic Trio, The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Jenna Mammina, Cascada de Flores, Kitka, Evie Ladin’s MoToR/dance, The Thieves, Farah Yasmeen Sheikh & Jim Santi Owen, Kathak and Konnakkol & other special guests.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Bulgarian Wintersongs Part II: A Vocal Workshop with Tzvetanka Varimezova, Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Wintersongs - San Rafael, Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael, CA

Sunday, December 13, 2015
Wintersongs - Menlo Park, Arts at St. Bede’s, Menlo Park, CA

Friday, December 18, 2015
Wintersongs by Candlelight - Oakland, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, CA

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Wintersongs - San Francisco, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, December 20, 2015
5th Annual Wintersongs Community Sing with Kitka, Nile Hall, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA


2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Kitka Noontime Concert, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Kitka at the Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Kitka Dinner Concert at the French Garden, Sebastopol, CA

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Kitka at Noe Valley Chamber Music Series, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Kitka at Gualala Arts, Gualala, CA

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Kitka at Temple Beth Torah, Upper Nyack, NY

Friday, June 20, 2014
I will remember everything (World Premiere), St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA
Eric Banks, composer; text by "Russia's Sappho" Sophia Parnok (1885-1933).

Saturday, June 21, 2014
I will remember everything (excerpts), Garden of Memory Festival at the Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

Sunday, June 22, 2014
I will remember everything (World Premiere), St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Kitka at Fort Ross Festival, Gualala, CA

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Kitka at 3rd International Russian Choral Music Festival, 1st Unitarian Church of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, August 23, 2014 & Sunday, August 24, 2014
Singing Body Day Camp for Grown-ups (Int/Adv)
with Caitlin Tabancay Austin and Corinne Sykes, Camp Granada, Oakland, CA

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Kitka and DakhaBrakha (from Kiev, Ukraine), Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Kitka at Unitarian Fellowship, Unitarian Fellowship, Ashland, OR

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Vocal Workshop with Kitka, sponsored by Rogue World Ensemble, Ashland, OR
A unique opportunity for women to learn the exotic harmonies and vocal techniques of the Balkan, Slavic and Caucasian folk singing traditions.

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Kitka at WOW Hall, Eugene, OR

Monday, October 13, 2014
Kitka at Arts Northwest Showcase, The Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, OR

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Fort Ross Harvest Festival, with Russian House Kedry, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner, CA

Saturday, October 25, 2014 & Sunday, October 26, 2014
ELISO : Film with live music by Trio Kavkasia, Berkeley, CA
In cooperation with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Kitka was pleased to co-sponsor our Georgian Folk Song mentors Trio Kavkasia performing a live soundtrack to Nikoloz Shengelaia's 1928 silent film, Eliso. One of Russian and Georgian cinema's greatest silent-film achievements, this historical epic evokes the tragic fate of a nation pacified in 1864 by the Tsarist Russian Empire. Features beautiful portrayals of Caucasus customs and celebrations.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Georgian Polyphonic Folk Singing Workshops with Carl Linich of Trio Kavkasia, Robinson Classroom, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA
Workshop I: Georgian Harvest and Work Songs

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Georgian Polyphonic Folk Singing Workshops with Carl Linich of Trio Kavkasia, Ellen Webb Studio, Oakland, CA
Workshop II: Georgian Winter Songs

Friday, November 7, 2014
Kitka Quartet performs at a Benefit Event for Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine, Moose Lodge, Sonoma, CA
Organized by the the Sonoma-Kaniv (Ukraine) Sister City Association.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Wintersongs, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY

Friday, December 5, 2014
Wintersongs, Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, VT

Saturday, December 6, 2014
A Wintersongs Concert and Dessert Reception to Benefit the MS Research Institute
Dell Auditorium, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, December 7, 2014 & Monday, December 8, 2014
Wintersongs - Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Wintersongs - Santa Cruz, Holy Cross Church, Santa Cruz, CA

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Wintersongs - Menlo Park, Arts at St. Bede’s, Menlo Park, CA

Friday, December 19, 2014
Wintersongs by Candlelight - Oakland, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, CA

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Wintersongs - San Francisco, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, December 21, 2014
4th Annual Wintersongs Community Sing, Nile Hall in Historic Preservation Park, Oakland, CA