Welcome to the Calling All Choir

Join us for our new season

Finno-Ugric Landscapes

Open House and first Rehearsal: Wednesday, February 5th. 6:45-9 pm

St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (500 De Haro St., San Francisco)

Explore music in the Finno-Ugric traditions with the Calling All Choir. Our seasons are open to all singers with no auditions required. Our first rehearsal is an open house we all are welcome to come and participate. Check out our season and see if you’d like to join us. Preview some of the songs we will be working on this season.

“Mark embodies whatever feeling we put out and lets us know that he is high on us, and then let’s us get high off him.”

Bobby BergerChoir bass

“The Choir has brought this shower singer out of the closet (or shower). Who needs team sports when you have a group of people who play and sing beautifully together under the guidance of gifted teacher and composer, Mark Growden.”

Wendy BeckChoir member, alto

“I feel lucky to have an opportunity to sing with such an amazing group of singers.  From the first night, Mark’s arrangements and the richness of sound that came together was just awesome. Thanks for calling me to the Calling All Choir!”

Susa FrenzChoir member, tenor

“Choir has turned out to be so much better than my wildest expectations. The bar is high but the supports, resources, and music education that the director Mark Growden and his team supply, ensure that anyone willing to sing, can–even someone with a thin voice and hearing aids like myself. If you want to sing, check it out”

Suzanne VradelisSuzanne, Choir alto

“I was the complete newbie who was affected enough by last year’s finale to take a chance and go to Song Camp. The Choir experience has exceeded my expectations! I’m an extreme novice beginner, who with an enthusiastic gifted director and community spirit, has begun to discover one’s voice enough to perform in this season’s finale!”

Daisy GinChoir member, soprano

“What a fantastic performance. A bright & unbridled night!”

Nan CrawfordAudience participant

“I leave rehearsals feeling enlivened. I feel inside the music – something I’ve never felt as an audience member.  What’s funny is that at best I’m an average singer. But in that setting, I don’t hear my own voice.  I hear the voices of all the parts and it lifts me up.”

Julie GalvanChoir member, soprano

“I am so glad I was there to witness such a beautiful event!  The feelings I had while listening were so heart-centered.”

Kathleen QuinnAudience participant

“In the Spring Finales, when Mark gave us the signal to give it all…  I was down in the front row so I heard and felt everyone do just that – give their all.  Wow.  I felt like the Grinch who Stole Christmas where my heart suddenly grew.”

Julie GalvanChoir member, soprano