Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir shares the power and joy of gospel music with more than 60,000 audience members each year, in the Bay Area and beyond. With a total of 230 member-singers, the organization maintains three ensembles, including the core Gospel Choir, a Youth Choir, and a non-auditioned Community Choir. Looking toward its 35th anniversary in 2020, the organization plans to diversify funding to strengthen its administrative infrastructure, while continuing to produce a vibrant series of local concerts and grow its international reputation as a producer of the second International Interfaith Gospel Music Conference.
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1212 Preservation Park Way, #200, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States
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for general operating support
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir is dedicated to sharing Black gospel and spiritual music with diverse audiences. The organization comprises seven choirs, including the professional Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, a community choir, and numerous youth choirs. In a typical year, the professional choir performs more than 30 concerts to audiences of more than 60,000 in theaters, schools, outdoor events, community centers, and correctional facilities. The five youth choirs and two in-school choir classes serve elementary, middle, and high school students. Together, the choirs include more than 300 adult and youth singers. This grant to Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.