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. 


The Summer 2018 workshop series details:

  • DATES: Eight Sunday sessions, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., July 8 - August 26, 2018
  • DIRECTED BY: Kristine Barrett 
  • LOCATION: Silk Road House, 1944 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA
  • COST: $200 for the entire series. ($150 for low income participants.)
  • Participation in the choir is by audition or invitation only. If interested, please contact us here


Persons interested in auditioning should send raw a cappella audio (mp3) or video recordings (online links) of 1-2 vocal pieces showcasing the singer's ability and range along with a brief description of their singing background. Persons must be able to strongly maintain pitch, hold one's part, learn material by ear, take musical direction. Previous experience singing Georgian music is not necessary. All genders and ages are welcome.

Please send audition materials here with a note indicating your interest in the Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir.


For successful auditionees, Kristine Barrett will send details and password for registration at the link below.

Secure link (password required) for registration here.

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Kristine Barrett is an artist, composer, and vocalist specializing in traditional music and ritual song. A storyteller at heart, Barrett’s work has been performed, exhibited, and featured in various media festivals throughout North America and Europe, and was recently featured on the acclaimed NPR show The Thistle and Shamrock. In addition to her solo work, Kristine performs with the acclaimed Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble and directs the Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir in Oakland and the Headlands Community Folk Ensemble in Sausalito.