OCT 2019 13 SUN 3:00 pm
Special Event | CANADA, USA, & MEXICO
Choir! Choir! Choir!Border Field State Park
  • Free: and open to the public


Choir! Choir! Choir! (led by Canadian artists Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman) forms impromptu choirs of strangers to learn songs and perform a concert together. Holding events all over North America, they have performed in holes, on hills, and on big stages at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Joe’s Pub, Art Gallery of Ontario, Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and many more. And they’ve been by visited by guest singers such as David Byrne, Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Rick Astley, and Tegan and Sara. Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.

In this participatory event, singers of all levels will unite on both sides of the US–Mexico border to sing with Choir! Choir! Choir! and celebrate the unique friendship, culture, and community we share in the border region of San Diego and Tijuana. There are few places on earth so scenic where you can gather people from two countries at once to create beautiful music together and share in how special it is to be in this particular place in the world. While we will be divided by the physical border, music knows no boundaries and our voices together will transcend barriers.

While attendance on the US side of the border is limited, attendance on the Tijuana is open to all. If you know of people who would like to participate and are closed out, we urge you to recommend that they participate there. The easiest method of attending is to either take the tram or park on the US side of the border and walk across. Once there use a ride sharing app like Uber and arrange transportation to Las Playas de Tijuana. (The Beach). The event will occur right at the border wall on the beach. We expect that the experience will be the same on both sides. PLEASE NOTE A PASSPORT IS ALWAYS REQUIRED TO CROSS INTERNATIONAL BORDERS. ArtPower is not directly managing the Tijuana event, it is being coordinated by ERIZO.

Due to state park regulations, registration is required for this event, but does not guarantee admission. We will accept participants until we hit the maximum capacity of 500 set by the state park. We want to make sure we have as many people participating as possible, hence why online registration is a bit higher to account for no-shows. Attendees must board an event shuttle to attend this event and be transported to the event space. Attendees will not be admitted to the event if they drive in their own vehicle or enter the park any other way than the event shuttles. More information on shuttle location and schedule to be announced soon. 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/choir-choir-choir-with-artpower-at-uc-san-diego-tickets-64179261900


Because of the unconventional nature and location of this event we wanted to provide some details to help prepare you for the experience. This event takes more effort and commitment from our patrons than we typically expect, but we hope it will be well worth the challenge to be a part of this truly unique binational choral event. Please read the following instructions carefully.

Registration is required for this event, but does not guarantee admission. Once we reach 500 registered people for participation the day of the event we will not be able to accept anymore due to capacity restrictions set by the park. People who arrive to participate without registering will be turned away by park rules, we suggest arriving early to secure your spot. IF YOU NO LONGER PLAN ON ATTENDING PLEASE NOTIFY ARTPOWER VIA EMAIL AT MOCLARK@UCSD.EDU SO WE CAN RELEASE YOUR SPOT FOR SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS EAGER TO PARTICIPATE.

Parking & Shuttles:
Border Field State Park requires that all attendees for this event be shuttled in from outside of the park. People who try to drive themselves into the park in personal vehicles will be turned away from the event.

Southwest High School
1685 Hollister St
San Diego, CA 92154

Attendees will park in the Southwest High School parking lot where they can check-in, be given a wristband by ArtPower staff/volunteers, and board a shuttle directly to the event drop off point in Border Field State Park.

Shuttles will start loading at 1:45pm at Southwest High School. We suggest arriving early to secure your spot on a shuttle and at the event. The last shuttle to the event will leave at 2:30pm. Following the event (ending at approx. 4:15pm) shuttles will start running immediately back to the Southwest High School parking lot at 4:25pm and 5:00pm.

Event Area:
The singing/concert experience will take place directly on the beach of Border Field State Park in a designated event space. Attendees will only be admitted into the event space if they are wearing a wristband. This is a standing room only event. Attendees will be standing outside, uncovered on the sand for the duration of the event. Please prepare for the conditions: wear comfortable shoes, weather appropriate clothes, apply sunscreen, and bring water bottles to keep hydrated.

Attendees will be able to explore Border Field State Park before the event starts. However, once the event begins all attendees must be in the designated event area. Attendees can leave the event area to use the restroom and water fountain but will need to be re-checked into the event area with wristband upon return.

Porta-potties will be located directly east of the event space.

There will be an accessible participation area alongside the beach made available to ADA patrons. Because the event is directly on the beach on a very uneven, sandy surface, it is not fully navigable for people with mobility disabilities. However, this designated participation area will be on a level service path with clear visibility of the event for those in wheelchairs. There will be very limited amounts of ADA parking onsite, available on a first-come, first-serve, basis for those who are physically unable to board a shuttle. If you require any ADA accommodations, please email moclark@ucsd.edu by October 10.


Prohibited Items List:

  • Weapons
  • Plastic replica of weapons
  • Knives (regardless of size)
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Umbrellas
  • Poles and Sticks
  • Laser Lights and Laser Pointers
  • Coolers
  • Containers of any type- bottles/cans/spray containers (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WATER BOTTLES)
  • Aerosols
  • Mace/ pepper spray
  • Tripods for Cameras**
  • Sharp and/or pointed objects, scissors, knitting needles etc.
  • Leatherman or similar tools
  • Voice enhancement devices, such as bullhorns
  • Noisemakers, such as air horns, whistles, drums
  • Banners, signs, or placards
  • Bags or backpacks larger than 12”x12”x20”
  • Animals or pets

All items may be opened and available for inspection and screening.
No onsite storage, lockers or holding area is available.
** Excepted for media

This entire event will be photo/video/audio recorded and documented in San Diego and Tijuana and will be edited into video and media that will be shared publicly on Youtube and other social media sites.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by ArtPower at UC San Diego, Choir! Choir! Choir! UC San DIego and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar ArtPower at UC San Diego and Choir! Choir! Choir! events in the future, highlight the event, and exhibit the capabilities of ArtPower at UC San Diego, UC San DIego and Choir! Choir! Choir!. By attending, you release ArtPower at UC San Diego, UC San Diego and Choir! Choir! Choir!, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by ArtPower at UC San Diego, UC San Diego and Choir! Choir! Choir! or the person or entity designated to do so by ArtPower at UC San Diego and Choir! Choir! Choir!

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.




Bobbie and Jon Gilbert

UC San Diego Partner

Thurgood Marshall College

Location & Parking

Border Field State Park is located at 1500 Monument Road, San Diego. Attendees must use event shuttles to attend this event. More information on shuttle location and schedule to be announced soon.

Need Directions?

On day of show, text Joanna Szu, Associate Director of Marketing at 858.230.0943 for a dropped pin for parking/shuttle location
Register Here