September 13th, 2019

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Come to our afternoon concerts on Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the gorgeous music of Ola Gjeilo, Eriks Esenvalds, Eric Whitacre, Craig Hella Johnson and John Rutter. All of this, and more, conducted by Gage Purdy and accompanied by pianist, John Hazelrigg and joined by a string quartet will lift your spirits. What a nice way to spend an afternoon!

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2:30 St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 500 Robinson Rd. Sebastopol

Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2:30 Church of the Incarnation 550 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa

Tickets are $20. Available at or at the door

CRC is accepting new members!

August 21st, 2019

Do you love to sing in a good and friendly group?

Do  you read music?

Come to our rehearsals and sit in and sing with us!

We welcome new singers.

Email us at and tell us about yourself.

Ask about our rehearsals and location.

Concert Videos – CRC live in concert. Glaser Center, Santa Rosa April 28, 2019

June 6th, 2019

“YOU RAISE ME UP” – featuring Director Gage Purdy and Crystal McDougall

TUMBALALAYKA  by Michael Kaulkin

I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU  duet featuring Jennifer Schwarz and Laura Langland. From the musical, “Side Show” about the Hilton twins, joined at the hip.

“IF” by Mathew Erpelding

Next CRC trip…Marrakech, Morocco! March 2020

May 26th, 2019

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3 APRIL CONCERTS- featuring the music of American composers alive and working today. Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia, reading only at the Occidental concert April 20. Don’t miss it!

January 14th, 2019


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Gage Purdy, CRC’s new Music Director and John Hazelrigg, accompanist, are ready to lead California Redwood Chorale in our new and exciting repertoire for 3 April concerts.

“Goodnight Moon” by Eric Whitacre is new, and uses the lyrics from the famous children’s book seen in the photo above. (That is CRC Bass, Jim Peterson, reading it to his great nephew 15 years ago!)

“The Luckiest” by Ben Folds is a love song of great beauty. CRC is singing VOCES8 arrangement!

“O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen, is a famous work by American’s “king” of choral composers.

“You Raise Me Up” was made famous by American singer, Josh Groban. Wait until you hear Conductor Gage Purdy and his sweetheart, Crystal McDougall, sing this duet with a CRC back-up!!!

These are some of the things we will sing for you.

Please save the dates and come to hear our wonderful group sing for you!

FOR TICKETS use these links at BROWN PAPER TICKETS. THE LINKS ARE DATE SPECIFIC. Also at the door. $20



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!!