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!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Unique June Notes for Nourishment Concert - June 25 - 3pm - St. Joseph Basilica - Alameda, CA

Hello Everyone :) – Welcome to the beginning of summer!

We are beginning our summer concerts with a unique opportunity to host the USA debut tour of Argentine guitarist/pop vocalist Tiano Vas, who has a huge following in South America and Europe. He is joined by harpist Anna Maria Mendieta, who mesmerized our NFN audiences in November, 2016. For this tour as a duo, their concerts are spiritual and devotional in nature, with songs in English & Spanish. Their performance on June 25th will include some of Tiano’s new songs about the beloved Padre Pio, and more. 

A little bit about our performers:

Cristian Ardito (Tiano Vas), Pop Artist & Christian Singer.

With successful tours of South America and Europe, Tiano Vas has delighted audiences with his music combining folk & classical styles. His albums Tiano Vas, El Latido, and Diez, as well as his popular music videos highlight his Latin Rock influences. In 2011, Tiano was invited to perform for the World Youth Day celebrations in Madrid. He was the only Argentine in history to be a part of this unique musical project concluding with an exclusive audience and concert for Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

Anna Maria Mendieta, Harpist. 

Anna Maria enjoys a busy career as a soloist, orchestral musician, recording artist and teacher. She has played with orchestras and chamber music groups across the country including the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Russian National Orchestra, and Russian State Ballet. She has performed for Pope Benedict XVI, President Clinton, and the King and Queen of Spain; for National Hispanic Week in Washington D.C. 
Ms. Mendieta has been honored with composers writing new concerto repertoire for her to perform, and she is recognized internationally as a pioneer in performing Argentine Tango music on the harp. She has been praised by The American Symphony Orchestra League as an “exceptional and charismatic soloist”.

Where? - St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda, CA
When? - Sunday, June 25, 3:00pm

This concert's beneficiary will be: Mary's Meals - www.marysmealsusa.org
Mary's Meals is a wonderful organization with a simple idea that reaches millions.
"We are a no-frills charity with a simple idea that works: by providing one good meal in a place of learning, children are drawn into the classroom where they can receive an education that could one day free them from poverty."
This was one of the organizations that inspired the creation of Notes for Nourishment!

Upcoming Summer NFN Concert Dates:
Sunday, July 30
Sunday, August 27


Thursday, May 18, 2017

May Notes for Nourishment Concert - Come one, Come all :)


Internationally-renowned Artists performing
FREE one-hour, family-friendly concerts
Donations benefit non-profits that nourish the hungry, homeless and hurting of our communities

 Notes for Nourishment Program #14
Sunday May 21, 2017 @ 3:00pm
Venue: St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St, Alameda


Featuring

Golden Gate Boys Choir
& Bell Ringers

Steven J Meyer, Founder and Director