Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Sunday

September 3, 2017 — 10am

Come to the 10 am service featuring music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Following the service will be a light reception upstairs in the choir room to celebrate the accomplishments of the Coleridge-Taylor Project and look ahead to future recordings and performances related to the exploration of music by composers of African descent.  More about Coleridge-Taylor

CCDA Regional Conference — Sacred Music Reading Session

September 9, 2017 — 10am

Join Zanaida at Cal State Fullerton during a Sacred Music reading session, in which we will explore a variety of music including work suitable for use in non-denominational sacred spaces.  Website

Ingathering at Santa Monica Unitarian Universalist Church

September 24, 2017 — 10am

We celebrate the official start of the program year and welcome our new minister, Greg Ward.  Zanaida will be conducting “Walk in Jerusalem”, arranged by Rollo Dilworth, with the UUCCSM Sanctuary Choir at both the 9am and the 11am services.  Website


Recent highlights

“Lifted Voices”

July 9, 2017 — 10am

Dr. Zanaida Robles will preach a sermon on “Lifted Voices: Singing as Direct Action for Unification and Change.”  We use our voices as channels for connecting to the spiritual power within and around us. Our singing voices have worth not because they are “beautiful” or “skillful,” but because each voice is unique and has the power to touch hearts and minds.  Visit the church’s website

Janáček and Stravinsky

May 26-28, 2017

Part of the Bartók Cycle series, the LA Phil welcomes the LA Master Chorale as part of a program of 20th century masters.  The program also features celebrity pianist Yuja Wang, vocal and organ soloists.   Get details and tickets here

A World of Music

June 10, 2017, 7pm

Please join us for a special night of singing and fellowship as we celebrate music from around the world. Afterwards, please join us in Forbes for desserts and refreshments. This is choir’s contribution to the general operating budget, suggested donation is $20, or pay what you can. Parking will be available at the UCLA lot. Website


June 17-22, 2017

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps up an incredible season with one of their most treasured projects:  Morten Lauridsen’s beloved Lux Aeterna. Three events, three formats. Pick the one that suits you, but don’t miss it.  Tickets

Route 66

June 24, 2017, 7pm

San Gabriel Valley Choral Company wraps up their season with a concert and silent auction, themed right in our own backyard.  This will be my last concert as artistic director of SGVCC.  Tickets are $15-20. Website

Drum Summit

May 20, 2017 – 8pm

I joined Jacaranda Music’s percussion ensemble (M.B. Gordy, leader) as well as soprano Holly Sedillos and organist Mark Alan Hilt for Steve Reich’s Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ and Drumming, for an exhilarating concert that won’t be forgotten.

“Wade in the Water”

April 30, 2017 – 7pm

This concert by the Los Angeles Master Chorale will include my arrangement of “Life Ev’ry Voice and Sing”, performed at the spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.  Concert info

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April 8, 2017 – 7:30pm

Concert by the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company, Monrovia CA.


March 26, 2017 – 7pm

Concert by the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA.  Celebrate the 70th birthday of great American composer John Adams with a special performance of his most beloved opera choruses and one of his all-time favorite works that influenced him as a composer. Concert info

Our Voice, Our Call: Encore Presentation

March 25, 2017 – 7:30pm

Concert by Tonality at St. John’s Cathedral in Downtown LA. A choral concert to promote unity, peace, and social justice. This concert is an encore performance of the “Our Voice, Our Call” concert done in September featuring works by Reena Esmail, Ted Hearne, Nick Strimple, Alexander Lloyd Blake, Saunder Choi, Linda Tutas Haugen.  Concert info

Music Fundraiser with Leslie Beauvais

March 12, 2017 – 7:30pm

A special concert by fantastic and talented singer/songwriter Leslie Beauvais. All donations to this event will go to the church’s music fund, where I am proud to be the new music director. Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica