California Redwood Chorale welcomes new conductor! Meet Gage Purdy.

November 26th, 2018

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Director Gage Purdy joins the California Redwood Chorale as our new Director in November 2018. Gage is a trained baritone, a choral conductor, an instrumentalist, and a private music instructor. Some of you will recognize¬† him as a former singer with Bob Worth’s Bach Choir, Carol Menke’s Cantiamo, Jody Beneke’s SRJC Choir, and the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus under Dan Earl. He currently sings with the Occidental Community Choir.

Gage leads with confidence, joy, and spontaneity..even conducting us in the rain!

Gage is born and raised in Sonoma County and resides with his family in Santa Rosa.

Final rehearsal with orchestra!

November 19th, 2018

“Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” by John Rutter.MVI_6178

CRC sings a John Rutter Christmas!

October 26th, 2018

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Don’t miss CRC’s first-ever Christmas concert! We are singing John Rutter’s gorgeous music, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra.

Both concerts are in the afternoon.

We have some beautiful soloists singing “Mary Did You Know?”, “Gesu, Bambino”, “Some Children See Him”, “O Holy Night” and much more!!!

Get your tickets now at and search California Redwood Chorale.

See you at the concerts!!

Save the Dates!

August 2nd, 2018

Philharmonic poster for September 2018THE LION AND THE ROSE

Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept.23 at the concert hall at Santa Rosa High School at 1235 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa.

CRC has been invited to perform with the Sonoma County Philharmonic for their 20th Anniversary concerts!!



Saturday – November 24 in early – afternoon at St. Stephen’s Church at 500 Robinson Rd. in Sebastopol.

Sunday – November 25 in early – afternoon at the Glaser Center at 547 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa."Save the Dates" postcard front screen shot"Save the Dates" postcard back screen shot

Click “LIVE RECORDING”¬† at top right of our webpage to see and hear us sing!!

Audition for our 2 Fall projects!

July 13th, 2018

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Singers…are you interested in singing with California Redwood Chorale? These are the 2 exciting projects we will be singing this fall.

CRC has been invited to sing THE LION AND THE ROSE – with the Sonoma County Philharmonic! Performances are Sept. 22 and 23. The Philharmonic is graciously releasing 100 tickets for California Redwood Chorale to sell as fund-raising for our choir! So please come, and buy your tickets through us..only $15.

Contact us at email below.

In November, we are giving our first-ever holiday concerts! November 24 and 25 (afternoons). CRC sings a JOHN RUTTER CHRISTMAS!- accompanied by a chamber orchestra. In addition to Rutter’s beautiful music, we will feature soloists to delight¬† you.

Saturday, November 24 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Sebastopol at 2:30 pm.

Sunday, November 25 at Glaser Center in Santa Rosa at 2:30 pm.

Tickets will be available in advance at or at the door for $20.


Singers who read music…contact us if you are interested in singing with us for these 2 exciting projects.



Click “LIVE RECORDING”at top right of our webpage to see and hear us sing!!

Tuscan Feast after our concert!

July 13th, 2018

San Giovani feast day in Chianciano

The Italian choir treated us to an open air Tuscan Feast after our joint concert. Fantastic experience!

CRC performs in Tuscany!

July 13th, 2018


Evening concert in Chianciano Terme. California Redwood Chorale performs with Gruppo Corale Chiancianese in a fabulous concert featuring Doug Reichenfeld, trumpet and Elise Reichenfeld, soprano (members of Gerry’s family!).