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High Tea and Concert on Mother’s Day at Gualala Arts

  • Gualala Arts Old Stage Road Gualala, CA, 95445 United States (map)

     After brunch or before dinner, why not treat Mom, Grandma, Wife, or Sister to a special High Tea and Concert on Mother’s Day? The weather will be beautiful (we’re predicting) and you’ll hear a variety of tunes, some favorites and a couple of things you may have never heard before. Please join us to celebrate all mothers and all people with maternal instincts!

     Former conductor of the Coastal Singers, Carolyn Steinbuck returns to Gualala Arts with her a cappella women’s group, “In the Mix” for a performance May 13 at 4:00pm.  They will present several standards including Embraceable You and Night and Day.

     Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance, plus $5 the day of the concert. Youth 7 to 17 are admitted free. Purchase at or by calling 1-800-838-3006 or in person at Gualala Arts Center or the Dolphin Gallery.

     The Coastal Singers, under the new direction of Sue Bohlin, will perform a short Ave Maria by the Spanish composer, Javier Busto, a popular arrangement of Route 66, and an a cappella tune by the Bay Area/Brazil-based singer and composer, Sandy Cressman amongst others. Also part of the program is an Irving Berlin medley beginning with "Give us your tired, your poor" - part of the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty, given to the American people by the people of France.  Also on the program will b: Ave Maria by Javier Busto (1992), Fair Phyllis by John Farmer (1599), and My Mother's Day by Sue Bohlin (1994).

     The Coastal Singers are a group of community members who have been singing together for many years. Bohlin, Associate Conductor of the Performing department for Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choirs who also enjoys a busy career as an accompanist, conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, and vocal coach.  She and her husband, Bob Geary, live part-time in Anchor Bay

"In the Mix" is a women's a cappella vocal sextet based in Fort Bragg, California. They are known for popular songs sung in close harmony from every decade from the 1920's to the present.

     The group was formed in January 2009 as an off-shoot of the Gloriana Carolers. Some of the carolers had so much fun singing together, they didn't want to stop. These carolers brought in a few friends, who brought in a few more friends, and In the Mix settled into a group of women who blend well vocally and personally.

     “In the Mix” has three sopranos and three altos. Their songs are generally arranged in four parts: high soprano, low soprano, high alto, and low alto. The group has performed at the North Coast A Cappella Summit, at Symphony of the Redwoods' Pops concerts, at Mendocino Stories, in Gloriana Musical Theater's productions "Way off Broadway" and "Rock & Roll Revue 3.5", at The Woods, at the Point Arena library, at the Mendocino Music Festival, for the Mendocino Study Club, at the Gualala Arts Center, and for private parties.