What is the LPCC? The Linwood Project Community Chorus is a women’s community chorus,
with no requirements for joining except a love of singing and an open
heart. If you've been looking for a heartwarming and fulfilling singing
experience, come give us a try! The chorus began in 1997 as an
offshoot from Cazadero Family Camp, by chorus singers at camp who
wanted a ‘year round’ choral experience. We usually have 20-25
singers per session, ranging in age from 30-75, with a few younger and
a few older singers as well.
Does the chorus perform? The Linwood Project Community Chorus is proud to be on the Bread and
Roses roster of performers. (www.breadandroses.com) By way of Bread
and Roses, we typically perform at 4-5 convalescent homes annually, in
addition to two concerts for Family and Friends, one in December and
one in June.
However, the goal of the group is not to be a performing ensemble. We
simply love to get together and sing every week. Performing is
something we all agree to do, so that through our music, we can give
love and joy to those who can’t get out to hear groups like us.
Do I need to know how to read music to join this chorus? Music reading skills are helpful but not required. You are required to
make a commitment to the 10 week session you join, and you must be
willing to learn the music and sing with an open heart. Each session you
will be given a pre-recorded CD containing the music for your part, for
all of the songs we will sing during that session.
What kind of music does the LPCC sing? The LPCC doesn’t claim any one style of music for our repertoire. A
typical season could include arrangements of Holly Near songs, a few
“traditional” choral works, a Macedonian folk song, a song in French, in
Gaelic, in Hebrew, an original arrangement of a Beatles’ song, and jazz
standards from the 1940’s. For our Winter concerts, we sing a variety
of winter songs, songs about bells, snow, ancient songs, a few
traditional christmas songs, hannukah songs; all songs that aim to
create happiness for our audiences, and for those of us in the chorus,
What will I learn as a member of this chorus? You will learn vocal blending, vocal technique, sight-singing, interval
work, beautiful group singing -- and you will have lots of FUN with
women who like you, love to sing!
What level of commitment is required to participate? There are 3 ten week sessions per year, beginning in September and
ending in June. You are asked to commit to each 10 week session that
you register for.
What is the cost of participating in each session of the chorus? The cost of each 10-week session is $250.
How do I know if the LPCC is a good match for me? You may attend one rehearsal for free to get an idea of whether the
LPCC is going to be a match for you. Where are rehearsals held?
Where are rehearsals held? Rehearsals are on Sundays from 3-5:30pm and are held at either the
director’s home in the Glenview district of Oakland, or at St. Paul
Lutheran Church, 1658 Excelsior Avenue at Woodruff, in Oakland. We
rehearse in Nelligan Hall, with the entrance on Woodruff.
Where do I register? New and returning members may register at the first rehearsal of
Who do I contact if I have questions? For information about the chorus, contact the director, Libby McLaren:
510-482-9479, or by email a firstname.lastname@example.org