OIGC typically performs more than thirty times each year, delivering a musical experience to institutionalized and underserved audiences at venues such as the Mercy Retirement Home and the Crossroads Homeless Shelter; serving the general public with free admission events such as the City Center Holiday Concert and Oakland Tree Lighting; and appearing at most major Oakland events, like the annual Art & Soul Festival.
The Choir remains on call for the community in times of need and assists other nonprofit organizations through performances at events such as the Break Bread Concert with Oakland East Bay Symphony, Living Jazz’s MLK Jr. Tribute at Oakland’s Scottish Rite Center, and Allen Temple AIDS Ministry. OIGC has performed at benefits for the Jewish Music Festival, Black History Month events, and the Alameda County Food Bank.
Some community partners include:
The Boys and Girls Club
Canon Kip Episcopal Homeless Shelter
Center for Elders Independence
The 100 Club
Oakland Firefighters Random Acts
San Quentin Prison
A Season for Non-Violence
McCullum Youth Court
Nike Women’s Marathon, benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Benefit Society
New Bridge Foundation
San Francisco Jail
Alameda County Food Bank
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
AIDS Project of the East Bay
OIGC's community service projects deliver musical experiences to institutionalized and underserved audiences; serve the general public with free admission events; benefit schools and fellow nonprofits; and present the Biennial Gospel Music Workshop and Annual Free Musical.