Voices of Our City Choir Performs at Santa Monica Public Library
Choir Honors the Voices of Those Experiencing Homelessness
October 25, 2017
Santa Monica, California – Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to announce an uplifting performance by Voices of Our City Choir on Saturday, November 18, at 12:00 pm, in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. The concert is followed by a discussion with Steph Johnson and Nina Deering.
Voices of Our City Choir was founded in 2016 by Steph Johnson and Nina Deering as a response to the housing crisis, which pushed thousands of vulnerable citizens into living on the streets. Steph and Nina set out to create a safe place for choir members to meet each week at Living Water Church, located in the East Village area of downtown San Diego. Every Friday, the choir members sing together, evoking feelings of solidarity, hope and trust. The joy borne from the choir rehearsals has drawn local and national media attention, including from NPR and PBS News hour. Backed with a full band, the choir has performed at the House of Blues, the Music Box, the Birch Aquarium, Bread and Salt and many other popular venues. Their repertoire includes classic gospel, soul, jazz and R&B songs, as well as original songs written by the choir.
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The Main and Branch Libraries are all served by Big Blue Bus routes. Visit bigbluebus.com to decide which route best fits your needs. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at all Santa Monica Public Library locations.
Photograph credit: Michele Zousmer