Aug
2
6:00 pm18:00

Bija Voices at PEACETOWN CONCERT

The Bija Treble Choir & Kindred Voices (aka Bija Voices) will have a "tweener" spot at the wildly successful PEACETOWN SUMMER CONCERTS this year on the evening of Wed Aug 2nd, the night that the amazing female duo 'MaMuse' performs.  Come on down to this free event at Ives Park, bring your lawn chair, kick back with a glass of pinot, and enjoy the show!

Aug
7
4:15 pm16:15

Bija Choirs at Sonoma County Fair

The Bija Concert & Treble Choirs will grace the "Family Fun Stage" at the Sonoma County Fair this year on Monday August 7th at 4:15pm, on which day the fair celebrates Earth Day.  We'll be sharing songs of the world for a 30 min set.  Hope to see you there!

Sep
21
3:30 pm15:30

First Day of New 2017-18 Season Bija Choir Classes

If you know a young person who loves to sing, they might love joining the Bija Choir!  First day of classes is Thursday Sept 21st at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts Choir Room (South Patio entrance.)  First day of Preparatory Choir can be a free trial class, space permitting, by advance reservation.  Concert and Treble Choirs require an audition before attending a trial class.  For questions about placement please contact the director Maria Bija at mariabija@gmail.com or (707) 695-6865.  

2017-18 postcard
Mar
18
3:30 pm15:30

8th Annual Bija Cultural Storyconcert

Save the date!  The 8th Annual Bija Choir Cultural Storyconcert will be held on Sun March 18, 2018 at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts Auditorium (282 South High Street) at 3:30pm. Theme and special guests to be announced in the new season!


Jun
4
4:00 pm16:00

Bija Choir SUMMERFEST at the LODGE

The 7th Annual Bija Children's Choir Summerfest Concert will be held for the first time at the beautiful CYO Camp Lodge in Occidental on Sunday June 4th at 4pm.   All levels of the Bija Choir perform along with special guests and the concert is free, however parking is limited and carpooling is strongly encouraged.   More details tba.

Jan
12
2:30 pm14:30

First Day of MID SEASON

The Bija Choirs are back from holiday break, and mid season classes begin.  Please visit the ABOUT page for class schedule, and REGISTER FOR CLASSES page to sign up.  Email Director Maria Bija at mariabija@gmail.com for questions.

Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

BIJA CHOIRS at Bob Burke's Kids Holiday Party

The BIJA Treble & Concert Choirs perform in support of Bob Burke's Kids Holiday Party at the Union Hotel in Occidental.  Snoopy and Clo the Cow will be there in full festive garb, along with a beautiful dinner buffet!  Open to the public starting 5:30pm.

Dec
6
12:30 pm12:30

Community Holiday Classes to benefit The Living Room

On Thursday Dec 8th all current Bija Choir students are invited to Bring a Friend and an item for The Living Room Day Shelter for Women & Children.  This is a good chance for those interested in experiencing a Bija Choir class to come and attend, and for a good cause!  Please email director Maria Bija at mariabija@gmail.com to be added to the Guest Student list.

Sep
24
6:30 pm18:30

Soil to Supper Benefit for DAILY ACTS

The Bija Treble & Concert Choirs join KINDRED for a short set of Americana songs as they perform at the Soil To Supper Benefit for Daily Acts in Petaluma.  More info about tickets TBA.

Sep
15
2:30 pm14:30

First Classes of NEW 2016-17 SEASON

Cheers to the first day of new 2016-17 BIJA CHOIR SEASON classes!  

Junior Choir 2:30-3:15pm, Preparatory Choir 3:30-4:15pm, Concert Choir 4:30-5:15pm, all classes held at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts (south patio entrance.)  Pre-registration strongly recommended.  

Aug
1
Aug 5

BIJA WORLD MUSIC CAMP

Looking for high-quality cultural arts enrichment for your child this summer? Check out the Bija World Music, Dance & Arts Summer Camp Aug 1st-5th at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts! Master level teachers bring the joy of culture-specific songs, traditional dances, and the making of real instruments to ages 8-12yrs. Easy schedule: M-F 10am-3pm, $200, still a few spots left! Visit the registration page to sign up.

 

Hawaiian Story Concert 4pm & 6pm shows
Mar
12
4:00 pm16:00

Hawaiian Story Concert 4pm & 6pm shows

On March 12th at 4pm & 6pm at the Sebastopol Ctr for the Arts, the Bija Children's Choir and special guests perform their 6th Annual Bija Cultural Story Concert, this year featuring Cathryn Fairlee telling the Hawaiian tale of Princess Lani & the Adventure of the Healing Leaves, and a number of beautiful songs and dances performed with the Bija Concert and Treble Choirs along with special guests Liko Puha and dancer Kawahine Linda Low.

Mar
10
3:30 pm15:30

Bija Preparatory Choir Parents' Day 3:30pm

This informal recital marks the end of winter session for Preparatory Choir students, who perform songs for their families and demonstrate a few movement-based Rhythmics games by which they learn principles of music theory as applied to the choral setting.  Along with the singing, we'll have a little fun and games and parent participation thrown in there, too.

Mar
10
2:30 pm14:30

Bija Junior Choir Parents' Day 2:30pm

Parents' Day marks the last day of winter session for the Bija Junior Rhythmics Choir, in which we  demonstrate class activities and sing songs for parents/family members during our usual class-time.  This event is not quite a recital, but rather a celebration and demonstration of the movement-based process of music learning by which the Junior Choir students learn their music theory as applied in the choral setting.  Parents, be ready to sing some songs along with us! 

Jan
13
Jan 14

First Week of Mid-Season Classes

Wed Jan 13th (Treble Choir) and Thurs Jan 14th (Junior, Preparatory & Concert Choirs) marks the first day of mid-season Bija Choir classes.  Beginner level (Junior and Preparatory) students may register for a single 10wk session, while auditioned level (Concert and Treble) students commit for the rest of the season until early June.  For placement and other questions please contact Director Maria Bija at mariabija@gmail.com.

Dec
8
Dec 10

Community Holiday Classes

This week during classes, current Bija Choir students are invited to bring a friend to class to share our joy of singing and and music learning.  As well we hold a drive for The Living Room of Santa Rosa, a day shelter for women and children who are homeless.  Items collected include: educational books, toys and personal hygiene items.

Sep
15
Sep 17

FIRST DAY OF 2015-16 SEASON

Bija Choir 2015-16 Season classes begin the week of Sept 15th at the following schedule:

Tuesdays  4-4:45pm  Junior Rhythmics Choir section 1

Wednesdays  4-5pm  Treble Choir

Thursdays  2:30-3:15pm  Junior Rhythmics Choir section 2

                     3:30-4:15pm  Preparatory Choir

                     4:30-5:15pm  Concert Choir

Aug
10
Aug 14

Summer World Music Camp

Rhythmics, songs and dances from world cultures, instrument-making, outdoor play, and fun surprises!  For ages 7-11, Mon-Fri 9am-3pm at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts South Entrance. $275/wk

Jun
7
4:00 pm16:00

BIJA CHILDREN'S CHOIR SUMMERFEST

Join us for a free choral concert under the trees at Ives Park, Sebastopol on Sunday June 7th from 4-5pm.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and come ready to enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Bija Children's Choir and special guests.  Homemade pie and lemonade for sale, too...see you there!

 

Jan
22
2:45 pm14:45

Bija Choir First Day Winter Session

Winter Session First Day of Classes at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S High St:

2:45-3:25pm  Junior Rhythmics Choir

3:30-4:15pm  Preparatory Choir

4:20-5:10pm  Concert Choir

5:15-6:00pm  Sol Choir