A Secular Celebration
Planet Earth is tilting and winter solstice is here! Join us to bid farewell to the longest night of the year and welcome back the sun at an enchanting solstice celebration in Silicon Valley.
As candles are lit and extinguished, the revels will follow the rhythm of moving from darkness to light.
The evening Includes a no-host bar and reception, Mediterranean buffet dinner, secular ceremony filled with plenty of storytelling, singing, a raffle and dancing to close out the evening. Rich Thomas and his band will perform. We'll sing familiar favorites like "Here Comes the Sun" and "Wonderwall" as well as new solstice songs written just for the occasion.
Thank you to all the volunteers who made this fabulous event happen, including Amy Baldwin, Stephanie Brown, Caroline Clark, Robert and Max Claus, Roberto and Sami Hernandez, Lisa Hettler-Smith, Nicole Hvala, Carol Jones, Kent Keltner, Jon Selover, Lynda Sereno, the San Jose Women's Club, and the board of SASV - Dominic Borg, Paul Escobar, Gordon Smith, Rick Thomas, and Hester Wagner.Read more
We are going to eat, drink, and be very merry at our holiday potluck. Bring 12 servings of your favorite something to share and let's celebrate!
Oh yeah, we have prizes for the ugliest sweaters, so raid the closet...Read more
Our guest this month is cellist Freya Seeburger. Since moving to California in 2010, cellist Freya Seeburger has been an active performer in both classical ensembles and rock bands. She has recorded and performed with independent rock, hip hop, and classical groups including Van Dyke Parks, the Awesöme Orchestra Collective, Grammy nominated artist Tanya Donelly, and The Coup (as a member of Classical Revolution).
As a solo cellist and the artistic director of the music and music and event production company Juxtapositions, Freya's penchant for performing music in unconventional spaces, and her devotion to collaborating with artists across mediums has led her to create unique performances and events that incorporate elements of classical music, improvisation, popular culture and visual art. Freya is also a recently appointed member of the SJ Arts Commission.
You can experience some of her amazing music, and read more about Freya here: http://www.cellista.net. Join us to hear from Freya abut Why Music Matters, and in making some music of our own!Read more