was founded in the fall of 2016 by Jon Arterton and his husband James Mack with the belief that singing in a group builds community and leads to better understanding among people. The chorus seeks to make the world a better place by singing songs about social justice, civil rights, diversity and equality. We encourage people of all races, cultures, creeds and communities to sing with us. We have NO auditions! We meet on Mondays at 7:00 PM at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum – 2240 9th Ave. South in St. Petersburg. Highlights of our first few years together have included singing at First Night St.Pete for three years in a row, singing for 7000 people at the FAST Action at Tropicana Field, singing at St. Pete’s powerful Women’s March and Rally, and receiving standing ovations every year at our annual concerts at the Palladium Theater. Our performances have been described as “joyous, uplifting and beautifully sung” by Creative Loafing Newspaper who honored us with a Best of the Bay
Award for “Best Voices Raised Together in Song.”
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we've decided to suspend One City Chorus rehearsals for the time being. We hope to resume soon, once the pandemic is under control. Please check back often to find out when you can join us in song again!