The Calling All Choir is a San Francisco community singing organization led by founder and Artistic Director, Mark Growden and Assistant Musical Director, Ann Jones.

Our mission is to provide San Francisco Bay Area communities with a self-selecting choral group that performs works that are moving, challenging, beautiful, and often fun. Our choir includes seasoned professionals and devoted amateurs. Members range in age from 8 to 80 plus and readily share with each other the fun and experience for growing musically.

The Calling All Choir was named best choir in the 2015 Oakland Magazine “Best of the Bay” issue. The choir performs service sings throughout each season for retirement homes, residential treatment centers, hospitals, and developmental disability programs. We also have a few special shows throughout the season with other choirs, cabarets, and other events.

Here are some of the works we have performed:

  • Earth Seen From Above – Meredith Monk
  • Alleluia – Randall Thompson
  • Bogoróditse Djévo – Arvo Pärt
  • Bogoroditse Devo – Igor Stravinsky 
  • O Frondens Virga – Hildegard von Bingen
  • Lux Aurumque – Eric Whitacre
  • Panda Chant II – Meredith Monk
  • Bye’m Bye – Alice Parker
  • Fionnghuala – Michael McGlynn
  • Angus Dei III – from Missa Simile Est Regnum Coelorum -Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • Ingrian Evenings – Veljo Tormis
  • Laulusild – Veljo Tormis
  • El Hambo – Jaakko Mäntyjävi
  • Lockung – Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn
  • Solfeggio – Arvo Pärt
  • La Martiniana – Arr. David Conte
  • Barechu – Solomone Rossi
  • I himmelen – Karin Rehnqvist
  • Pärismaalase lauluke (An Aboriginal Song) – Veljo Tormis
  • Anoj Pusėj Dunojėlio – Vaclovas Augustinas
  • Bėkit bareliai – M.K. Čiurlionis
  • Lammaa Badaa Yatathanna – Shireen Abu-khader
  • Past Life Melodies – Sarah Hopkins
  • Estrela E Lua Nova – Heitor Villa-Lobos


Calling all jaw harp players, (and potential jaw harp players)!

The SF Jaw Harp Choir is accepting new members.

We meet at a private location in San Francisco on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 8:30 p.m.

All are welcome regardless of prior jaw harp experience.

Contact Mark for more information: