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Holiday Chorus 2012 Info and Schedule

Join Us for Bread & Roses December Holiday Chorus

Last year was the debut of Bread & Roses Holiday Chorus and we’d like to make it an annual tradition.  This December we’re planning an even bigger and better chorus with guest conductors and featured soloists.  All are welcome and songbooks will be provided.  We invite all to attend the rehearsal if possible and sign up for a minimum of one institutional concert.  Alan Thomas will accompany us on piano again this year.

If you would like to participate or have any questions, please email Marian Hubler at  We look forward to singing with you in December!


Holiday Chorus Schedule 2012

Tues. Nov. 27 -- Rehearsal (Central Marin locationTBA) 6-8 pm

Sat. Dec. 1  -- Concert at the Blind & Vision Impaired of Marin (San Rafael) 12:45 pm

Thurs. Dec. 13 --- Concert at The Redwoods  (Mill Valley) 7 pm

Sat. Dec. 15 –Concert at Laguna Honda Hospital (San Francisco) 2 pm

Sun. Dec. 16 – Concert at New Bridge (Berkeley) 7 pm

Happy Hour The Tavern at Lark Creek August 23

Mark your calendar for another Bread & Roses Happy Hour at The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur on Thursday August 23 from 5 to 9 pm. The Tavern will donate all proceeds from the sale of three specialty drinks. You can also donate by dropping a contribution into one of the Bread & Roses tip jars.

Doug McConnell
, TV journalist and host of "OpenRoad" will be our celebrity host. And musician
Teja Gerkin will grace our lovely outdoor event with his fine acoustic fingerstyle guitar playing.

Tell all your friends to come out for a special evening. Relax and unwind while enjoying refreshing drinks and live entertainment in this casually elegant, historic setting under the redwood trees all while supporting a great cause!


Bullitt Bar Oct/Nov Mondays to Benefit Bread & Roses

Enjoy Good Cheer, Food & Drink – Bullitt Mondays to Benefit Bread & Roses

What better way to start out the week than to get together with friends and enjoy your favorite drink and some Monday night football at one of the trendiest new lounge bars in San Francisco? What if you could do that, while at the same time giving back to your community? Well, you can!

Join us at Bullitt on Monday nights in October and November and 10% of all your purchases will go to Bread & Roses. This three-year old Nob Hill bar, located at 2209 Polk Street between Green and Vallejo, is named after the famous action movie starring Steve McQueen, and has been described by the SF Thrillist as “a bar that McQueen would want to hang out in;” that is: hip, yet unpretentious with a good selection of whiskey and beer for relatively low prices.

Our many thanks go out to bar owner, Duncan Ley for making this benefit possible – being a caring community partner is what makes Bullitt so special, and we look forward to future collaboration. Please check out Bullitt on Facebook for more info.


Benefit with The Fibrillators and Buenos Nachos!


The Fibrillators with special guest Buenos Nachos will do a live music benefit for Bread & Roses at 19 Broadway in Fairfax (next to the Fairfax movie theater) on Wed. June 27 from 8 – 12 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted & will benefit Bread & Roses ongoing program of hope and healing through live music for people isolated in Bay Area institutions.   

Opening the show at 8 pm is Buenos Nachos, a folk-pop oldies trio made up of Lauren Arrow (keyboard/vocals), Japa Kaur (ukelele /guitar/vocals) and Julie Andrews (bass).  At 9 pm, The Fibrillators will take the stage with their engaging rock ‘n roll, featuring Michael Arrow (drums), Bobby Zuckerman (guitar) and Jonathan Bassil (bass).   Come find out why The Fibrillators have been voted #1 secret band of the seventies by the Cleveland Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame! 


"Take Heart" 2012 Benefit Concert

TAKE HEART the 2012 Concert to Benefit Bread & Roses onMarch 22 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Featuring some of the extraordinary performers who inspire our audiences year-round, the evening will also honor our past board chairs and the Mimi Fariña “Founder’s Circle.”


Click here to view Invitation in PDF format.




Many Thanks to our Generous Sponsors:








Mary Wohlford Foundation







Preview the Live Auction!

About the Performers

Event Website - Online Press Kit

View list: Board Chairs, Present and Past

View List: 2012 Honorary Benefit Committee

Our lineup for the evening is big, bold and brilliant. Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s will rock our stage with their jumpin' and jivin', pumpin' n' poundin', New Orleans rhythm and blues, "rock-a-boogie" magic. Mark Hummel - a favorite in the Who's Who of harmonica history-will be joined by the amazing Blues Buddies, an all-star posse who'll raise the roof with their signature, steamy blues power. Phillip Percy Williams - an 11-year veteran of Beach Blanket Babylon-will bring the excitement of Broadway to San Francisco with his dazzling vocals and dramatic flair. He will be joined by Judy Hall on piano and vocalist Cami Thompson.

Other special guests include
Maria Muldaur and
Nicolas Bearde, 'Til Dawn and The San Domenico Virtuoso Program Quartet. It's a showcase of the kind of talent that has made Bread & Roses shows legendary for 38 years!   Read More About the Performers Here



Concert+Dinner tickets (table seating on main floor of ballroom) @ $350 and $175; Concert-only tickets (theater-style balcony seating) @ only $75. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind show with all proceeds from the concert and LIVE AUCTION bringing courage, comfort, hope and joy to children, teens, adults and elders living in hospitals, shelters, convalescent homes, and other isolated circumstances. We TAKE HEART from your generosity and cannot do it without you.

 take heart

*Take Heart, 1971, recorded by Mimi Fariña and Tom Jans



Performer Testimonial

My commitment to serving humanity inspires me to support Bread & Roses. -Carlos Santana
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