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Posts by Noel Moritz

Berkeley Women’s Community Chorus

Berk_Womens_Comm_Chorus SUNDAY, APRIL 30TH 4PM @MPC:  Berkeley Women’s Community  Chorus presents IMMIGRANTS: Music honoring the tapestry of our country’s people.  Admission free – donations welcome.  Featuring music from Syria, Russia, Mexico, England & Ireland -with string quartet- music by Barnwell, Chen Yi, Gjeilo (Song of the Universal), Hatfield, Ines de la Cruz, Parker, Poelinitz, Whitacre Director:  Debra Golata for more information:  https://bcco.org/womens-chorus

Pacific Boychoir presents: Salut Printemps: A Celebration of Earth Through Song

Saturday, April 22nd @ 4pm and 7pm The GRAMMY-winning Pacific Boychoir (including our own Brendan Singer and Marcia Roy!) presents an Earth Day concert at MPC celebrating Spring, creation, and the elements. 19th and 20th Century sacred and secular, treble and mixed-voice choral pieces pervade the program. Works such as “Salut Printemps” by Debussy, hymns by Holst from the Rig Veda, “Abendlied”…

Women’s Retreat Saturday March 11th

REGISTER FOR THE Women’s Retreat!  “Being Awake: Finding Calm in the Storm”  Saturday, March 11th at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, $45 includes registration, lunch, and continental breakfast.  Free parking.  Pat McBroom, former MPC member now a Zen practitioner will lead us through an experiential fusion of Christian/Buddhist thought.  For more information,click here.  Flyers, information, and sign-ups this Sunday at Family Hour.  For…

Fairy Tales: A Holiday Concert Sunday December 4th

Fairy Tales: A Holiday Concert – Sunday, December 4th at 4:00pm at the Montclair Presbyterian Church.  It is presented by the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus and proceeds go to East Bay nonprofits of all kinds. Join us as we journey through some of the best loved tales and visit some of your favorite characters. This family friendly concert combines classic…

Performance by the Berkeley Women’s Chorus: Heaven and Nature Sings

The Berkeley Women’s Community Chorus will be giving a free concert here at MPC on November 20 @4:00pm. Featuring–with string quartet —  Ola Gjeilo’s setting of Walt Whitman’s Song of the Universal;                                                                                                                             …

Faith Trio Harvest Dinner 2016

Please join us for the annual Interfaith Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:45 – 9:00 PM at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California 1433 Madison Street, Oakland (near 14th St.). This event, hosted by the Faith Trio, is a wonderful opportunity for people of the three Abrahamic faiths to celebrate community and common ground. View/Download the Harvest Dinner Flyer…

Women’s Fall Retreat October 7-9

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT October 7-9: Registration will continue this Sunday, September 25 for the retreat at the beautiful Ralston-White Retreat Center in Marin County. This Sunday will be the LAST registration day for the retreat.  Our theme will be “Midwives, Harlots, and Saints: Women of the Bible and their Legacies,” led by the Rev. Dr. Carol Miles. Rev. Dr. Miles will guide our explorations of…

WE ARE THE BRIDGE – AN INTERFAITH ART EXHIBIT

WE ARE THE BRIDGE – AN INTERFAITH ART EXHIBIT – coordinated by The Faith Trio.  FREE OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, September 18 @1PM.  This exhibit showcases over 30 artists from multiple faith traditions, the majority of whom live and work in the Bay Area. The artwork selected reflects the theme of bridge-building: between faiths as well as from conflict to resolution and reconciliation.…