Saturday, December 2, 2017

4-page program for Sunday December 3 NFN concert - learn about the performers & pieces!

For those wanting more info about Sunday's upcoming concert, (December 3 at 3pm) here below are the four pages of the actual program, so you can read about the performers and the piece selections in advance!



December 3rd concert @ 3pm featuring Voci and the Jubilate Baroque Orchestra!

THIS SUNDAY DECEMBER 3rd @ 3pm, our last free NFN concert for 2017 will take place in the gorgeous ambiance and glorious acoustics in Basilica of St Joseph, 1109 Chestnut St, Alameda (Ca).
Free concert, open to all - DONATIONS COLLECTED will benefit the ALAMEDA FOOD BANK

This concert, the 21st program of Notes for Nourishment concerts in Alameda, will feature the 28 singers of Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble, together with the 8-member Jubilate Baroque Orchestra (period instruments, including harpsichord), and soprano soloist MacKenzie Covington, all conducted by Mitchell Covington, the Artistic Director of Voci.

The December 3rd concert will last approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission, so will begin promptly at 3pm and finish at approximately 4:15pm. Voci has chosen a program of sacred Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces for the choral repertoire, composed by Bach, Porpora, Hasse, Charpentier, Cozzolani, Vivaldi and Victoria.

Those attending the program are also welcome to bring canned goods and other non-perishable food items to donate to the Alameda Food Bank and the families that it serves. A collection bin will be provided near the entrance of the performance venue.
While the AFB would be delighted to receive your canned good donations, we still request on their behalf that a financial (monetary) donation is given as the primary offering from each audience member or family attending. Both cash and checks will be accepted, and checks should be made payable to Listen for Life (our 501c3 organization that is responsible for collecting and tallying all donations before presenting the total amount as one check to the beneficiary organization(s) of each months' NFN concert).

If you have any questions about this concert, or the location (which has plenty of free parking available), please call our Listen for Life offices at 510 540 8136


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Celebrating Our Veterans

Our November Notes for Nourishment concert is coming up on November 12th. We wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate those who have sacrificed so much for this beautiful country, and for each of us who live here in freedom and peace.

As we do, we wanted to give our thanks through a celebration of music! 🎶

Therefore, please join us on Sunday, November 12th at 3pm for a wonderful mix of Americana music, patriotic songs, blues, country, and more!

Location: St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St, Alameda, CA 94501

All donations for this concert will go to a wonderful organization in the Bay Area called "Heroes' Voices". To find out more: http://paloaltocommfund.org/stories/heroes-voices/

For more information on the concert, please see the flier below and visit our facebook page!


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

An October Banquet

October is one of our favorite months. It brings with it richness and color, and this month's Notes for Nourishment concert will reflect that wonderful richness!

Join us on October 15th for a splendid banquet of music. There is a little something for everyone, so come one, come all. There is plenty to go around. :)

When? - Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3pm
Where? - St. Joseph Basilica - 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda, CA
Cost? - Free admission for all.


All donations will go to:
Helping Hands East Bay - http://www.hheb.org
and a local organization delivering direct aid to earthquake victims in Mexico.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 24th - Faiths and Cultures United by Music

Hello All,

For our September Notes for Nourishment concert, we have a truly wonderful program featuring and combining musicians from Iran, Israel, and Syria.

In these times of division, let us celebrate life, collaboration, beauty, and hope!

Join us: September 24, 3pm, at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. Alameda, CA 94501




For further information, please contact the Listen for Life offices at - 510-540-8136.
Please also visit and follow our Notes for Nourishment facebook page to find information about past and future concerts.

Join us in uniting our community!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Go a little deeper.....

Hello All :)

It is August Notes for Nourishment time, and this month we have a bit of beauty to share with you.
This month's concert is titled:
"Songs of the String, Voice, and Soul"

Come join Donna Stoering, piano - Ronit Widmann-Levy, Soprano - and Erin Nolan, viola in our celebration of why we love music. :)


When? - August 27th - 3pm
Where? - St. Joseph Basilica - 1109 Chestnut St. Alameda, CA 94501
Cost? - FREE!!
Donations will benefit two important local organizations working in the fight against human trafficking and abuse:
Jewish Family and Community Services - East Bay
and Joyful Heart Foundation, SF

For further information, please contact the Listen for Life offices at - 510-540-8136. Please also visit and follow our Notes for Nourishment facebook page to find information about past and future concerts.
We look forward to hopefully seeing you very soon!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Why not bring a little Gershwin into your summer? 
Come join us for some beloved music from the 1930s. One hour of smiles :)

Listen for Life's next free Notes for Nourishment concert is coming up on Sunday, July 30th at 3pm.
Where? - St. Joseph Basilica - 1109 Chestnut St. Alameda, CA 94501.





This concert will include a wonderful collection of Gershwin's most popular songs.We will be celebrating mezzo-soprano Sonja Bruzauskas, an Internationally popular recording artist - sonjabruzauskas.com,


  and renowned concert pianist, Donna Stoering - donnastoering.com.





Both Sonja and Donna are renowned Gershwin interpreters who have performed together in Boston's Jordan Hall, in Houston, and in Denver.

There will also be a fabulous surprise guest, but you will just have to come on July 30th to find out who that is. :)

As always, the concert is free to attend and family friendly!

If you have attended one of our concerts before, you will know that we also use these concerts to do what we can to aid or "nourish" those in need through collecting donations for local organizations. Donations at this NFN concert will benefit Bay Area programs that nourish the aging who suffer from Alzheimers and dementia.

For further information, please contact the Listen for Life offices at - 510-540-8136. Please also visit and follow our Notes for Nourishment facebook page to find information about past and future concerts.
We look forward to hopefully seeing you very soon!