Golden Gate All-Day Singing

The Golden Gate All-day Singing takes place the Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April. Location varies; for the past two years it has been held in Alameda (next to Oakland). The Golden Gate is usually followed by a half-day of singing in Healdsburg (an hour north of Alameda) on Sunday afternoon.

Archived Golden Gate information

The 10th Annual Golden Gate All-day Singing will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 (the Saturday before the fourth Sunday) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave., Alameda, Calif. Lindy Groening, chair. Click here for a flyer.

2014 Golden Gate schedule:
9:00-9:30: Registration
9:30-noon: Morning singing
Noon-1:00: Dinner on the grounds
1:00-3:30: Afternoon singing

Out of town singers should contact the chair for information about the Friday evening social. The time and location of the Saturday evening social will be announced at the singing.

There will be special 3-hour singing in Healdsburg, California, on Sunday, April 27, from 12:30-3:30. Out of town singers can arrange to join carpools to Healdsburg at the all-day singing. On Monday, you can join the weekly Berkeley singing from 7:30-9:30. (Also, the local singings in Davis, Calif., and Santa Cruz, Calif., typically meet on the fourth Friday and fourth Thursday, respectively; check with the organizers of those singings to see if they will indeed sing on the two days leading up to the Golden Gate.)

Golden Gate. 2013

Above: Janet leading at the 2013 Golden Gate All-Day Singing, Potrero Neighborhood House, San Francisco.

The 9th Annual Golden Gate All-day Singing was held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco. Mary Gowins, chair.

2013 Golden Gate schedule:
9:00-9:30: Registration
9:30-noon: Morning singing
Noon-1:00: Dinner on the grounds
1:00-3:30: Afternoon singing
Saturday evening social following the singing.

The 9th Annual Golden Gate was followed by three more days of singing in the Bay area. There was a special 2 hour singing in Healdsburg, California, on Sunday, April 28, followed by the weekly Monday night singing in Berkeley. On Tuesday, April 30, there was a singing in Santa Cruz, followed by an outdoor campfire.

Golden Gate, 2012

Above: Carl leading at the 2012 Golden Gate All-Day Singing, Potrero Neighborhood House, San Francisco.

The 8th Annual Golden Gate All-day Singing was held on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House in San Francisco. (Note the change from the usual Saturday date.) Julian Damashek, chair. Click here for the flyer.

2012 Golden Gate schedule:
9:00-9:30: Registration
9:30-noon: Morning singing
Noon-1:00: Dinner on the grounds
1:00-3:30: Afternoon singing

A singing school was held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 1-4 p.m., at All Saints Chapel in Berkeley. The singing school was led by Cassie Allen of Texas.

Golden Gate, 2010

Above: George leading at the 2010 Golden Gate All-Day Singing, Finnish Brotherhood Hall, Berkeley, Calif.

 

Golden Gate, 2010

Above: Carolyn leading at the 2010 Golden Gate All-Day Singing, Finnish Brotherhood Hall, Berkeley, Calif.