Community Concerts at Epworth is a neighborhood concert series whose mission is to bring high quality concerts of diverse styles and genres to the North Berkeley area in an accessible format for all. The concerts are free of charge so that all can have access to great music. We accept donations at the performances which will be used to bring our musicians to the larger community where music is hard to come by, such as homeless shelters, prisons and inner city schools. The concerts are about one hour in length and accessible for all ages.
Community Concerts is a service of Epworth United Methodist Church to the wider community.
Message from Caroline Lee,
artistic director of Community Concerts at Epworth:
I am thrilled to announce our 2021-2022 concert line up and bring live music back to our community! With the help and support of so many of our supporters and volunteers, we managed to keep the music going during the last two years, first through shelter-in-place video concerts, then livestream concerts from Epworth, and most recently porch concerts on the steps of Epworth. We became experts at pivoting with the times! In the midst of isolation, uncertainty, and at times despair, we learned that beauty, community, music are what make us more human, and essential to our well being.
We are committed to keeping our community as safe as possible. We will require proof of vaccination and masking for all of our indoor concerts until further guidance is given at the national, state, and local level. In addition, we will continue to livestream all indoor performances for those who are unable to attend, as well as for many of our newer audience from all over the world who discovered us during the pandemic.
Of course none of us know exactly what the next year will bring. We present this rich and diverse season with faith and hope, knowing that no matter what happens, music will not stop and we will continue to come together one way or another to be nourished by it.