Oakland's Paramount Theater

Billy Crystal performs tomorrow (3/1) at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Find tickets here.

Jerry Seinfeld performs Friday (3/3) at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. Find tickets here.

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir – now in it’s 28th year - brings together singers from all faiths to perform music inspired by Oakland’s vibrant black gospel tradition. And every December, they give special holiday shows all over the Bay Area.

The force behind this powerful sound is the choir’s artistic director, Terrance Kelly. KALW’s Julie Caine met up with him to learn about what keeps the choir’s spirit alive.

To hear this interview, please click on the audio player above.

Today, we're featuring a rehearsal by the Pacific Boychoir. Their motto is: “Bay Area based, World Renowned.” Over 160 boys participate in seven choirs within this 15-year-old organization. Their next performance will be Bach’s “Magnificat,” when they join the Oakland-East Bay Symphony for their final performance of the season. It takes place at Oakland’s Paramount Theater on Friday May 3rd. There’s a pre-concert talk at 7pm, with the main program starting at 8pm.