Creative Sonoma

Occidental Community Choir

Occidental Community Choir


Back in 1978, on Christmas Eve, a group of musically-minded souls from the hills surrounding Occidental, California gathered around a campfire in the center of town to sing carols. We didn’t want to go home, so we started a choir.

Through the decades the choir has solidified its reputation for excellence by producing unique concert experiences that combine humor, storytelling, poetry, varied instrumental accompaniment, and an off-the-beaten-path repertoire.

Our mission:  To create, collaborate in performing, and in promoting great music, much of it composed by our members. We mentor and support one another in developing our skills as singers, lyricists and composers. Our music encompasses a wide range of personal experience and reflects the authentic connection we have with one another and the larger community.


Our Response to COVID-19:

Our singers, accompanists and volunteers are participating in weekly antigen testing before each rehearsal and performance, to ensure the safety of the community. We produced one virtual concert in December 2020, and have returned to the stage since May 2021.


  • Within Us All; music director Andy Del Monte; accompanist Yolande Adams Winter 2019