The Santa Cruz Peace Chorale.
A singing community for peace & justice
now in our 13th season.
Great songs. Great people. Great harmony.

Concert repertoire from past seasons

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Member Handbook

Member Rehearsal & concert schedule

Member Practice Files

Photo Gallery


11-10-14:  Join members of the Peace Chorale and "Zabalaza!" for a special class taught by South African musician Sharon Katz:
Monday, November 10th 6:30pm/2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel.  Featuring the film "When Voices Meet" & songs from "The Peace Train!"  Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted.

11-20-14:  Thursday, November 20th, 7:30pm---our 8th annual "Skip a Meal for Oxfam" fundraiser.....This year, we are raising funds for Oxfam's Ebola campaign, to send much-needed supplies and resources to west Africa.    Along with thousands of people nation-wide, we will be skipping a meal or fasting that day and donating money we would have spent on food to Oxfam.   Please join us or consider making a donation directly to Oxfam America. Happens at our regular rehearsal.

12-18-14:  Thursday, December 18th at 7:30pm, we will present our annual holiday concert at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel.    Reflections and meditations on peace, music, and light refreshments.  Admission is free/donations gratefully accepted.

Chorale is on haitus from Dec 19-January 4.


Our chorus is made up of folks just about like you. We support our activities and expenses with season-long pledges. Dues are on a sliding scale; no one is turned away due to finances or experience.  We are a non-auditioned mixed-voice community chorus of peace and justice activists.  People who have trouble hearing/matching pitch may be asked to do extra work or confer with the director for determination of appropriate learning tools/environment.
We ask for a 9-month comittment to membership, rehearsals and performances. All members are expected to contribute their energy to our 2 main fundraising events each year.

See links above for sample rehearsal/performance schedule & member guidelines.

We rehearse most Thursday evenings from September through May.


    For more information:
Music Director: Aileen Vance
Accompanist: Abigail Meloche

Our Mission:

We sing to support & promote both local and worldwide struggles for peace & social justice.

We sing to celebrate what one choir director once described as "The Full Cup of Life:  birth, death, joy, sorrow, struggle, triumph, work, play, love, and community!"

Our goal is to enlighten as well as to entertain.  We are open to anyone who wants to sing with us and do not hold auditions. We sing at community events, soup kitchens, street demonstrations, concerts, and more.


Amy Goodman:  “Final words, Pete Seeger, {on} the role of music, culture and politics.”
Pete: “They’re all tangled up.  Hooray for tangling!”