Members of Zambra are available for world song workshops with groups of female singers. Join us as we explore sublime melodic lines, lush harmonies, compelling rhythms, and the timeless pull and power of women's voices!

Participants should be able to match pitch and hold their own part against another harmony line. Ability to read music is helpful but not required.

If you belong to a women's choir or group of friends who love to sing inspiring, joyous, eclectic music, please contact us for more information.

Next workshop:
World Music Choral Workshop for Women on Sunday, March 29 at Calvary Episcopal Church is CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Please check this space later in spring for rescheduling
Thank you for your understanding.

Please contact Janet at to be sent any updates on a new date and time.

Featuring diverse traditional songs in English, Irish and Hawaiian on the theme of water: oceans, rivers, and rain. Bring your sense of adventure for language and music and dive in! We will make world song accessible. Ability to read musical notation is helpful but not required.

Workshop leaders include Zambra members Janet Herman, Katie Loveless, and Audrey Nickel. Janet, who has a Ph.D. in Folklore/music from UCLA, teaches Irish and American styles through Community Music School of Santa Cruz, and helps document the traditional music of Bhutan. Katie, a former professional cantor and conductor of Mary Mc Laughlin's Cor Aingli choir, is Zambra's in-house arranger extraordinaire. Audrey Nickel, a fluent Irish speaker, is a former teacher of Irish language and song through Capitola Parks & Recreation and the author of The Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook.