Join us for OICC's third annual concert!
The Oakland Interfaith Community Choir (OICC), under the direction of Terrance Kelly, will perform a selection of gospel standards and spirituals. Founded in September 2013, the Oakland Interfaith Community Choir is over 80 members strong. It is the latest addition to the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir family. In addition to their own performances, OICC has joined OIGC on stage at the historic Paramount Theatre in Oakland and at OIGC’s Spring Musical. OICC embarked on their first tour, to Arcata, CA, in May 2016. Audiences of all ages will be entertained by this uplifting music.
Ja Ronn & FLOW
Ja Ronn Thompson, founder and director of both the SFSU Gospel Choir and Gospel Gators Foundation, was given the vision to assemble a vocal ensemble that would cross the thresholds of art, culture, and genre. Ja Ronn & The Faithful Levites of Worship (FLOW) was born! After hand-picking vocalists (each a force in their own right), Ja Ronn & the FLOW began to embark on a creative journey that would present them with the opportunities to perform for and with the likes of acclaimed filmmaker George Lucas; international diamond-selling rock band Journey; and renowned tenor Josh Groban. Ja Ronn & FLOW were recently featured on the Oxygen network’s hit show “Fix My Choir,” starring renowned gospel recording artists Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon.
Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza, Hawaiian slack key guitarist extraordinaire, made Hawaiian music history as the first musician based on the mainland to win the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Award, considered to be Hawaii’s equivalent to the Grammy. Landeza is a Hawaii Music Award winner and was recently awarded Listen for Life's "Musician of the Heart" Award. Patrick is a leading exponent of ki ho’alu, the Hawaiian slack key guitar style that Hawaiian cowboys developed in the 19th century when they loosened—or “slacked”—their guitar strings for a lower, more resonant sound. Patrick wrote a children's book entitled "Danny's Hawaiian Journey," a book that speaks about cultural identity. Patrick is in his 19th year in education and currently is the Director of Music Ministry at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, CA.
For more information about the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choirs: www.oigc.org.