Doug von Koss in full song, with arms folded over his heart, guides a singing circle of women and men in Italy.
Doug von Koss leaning against a brightly painted yellow and red gypsy caravan at the 2006 Minnesota Men's Conference.


“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

"Singing with Doug in his spirited, 'perfection free zone' is an epiphany of the heart and soul. Through his guidance, I feel free to sing out loud with my true voice, joined with others in a joyous celebration of life. A group of strangers come together, and in minutes are touching the miraculous."

Alan Cohn, Physician

List of Upcoming Events

When & Where to Chant & Sing With Doug!!

February 3, 2019 – The Noah Project – Men Only – Berkeley, Ca

Let there be no confusion. The Noah Project Berkeley meets the 1st Sunday of every month in Berkeley.  The Noah Project North meets the 2nd Thursday of every month in Sebastopol.  Berkeley will always be in the Finnish Hall.  Sebastopol is looking for the perfect home.

The Noah Project Berkeley, under the leadership of Richard Naegle, will meet the 1st Sunday evening every month beginning February 3, 2019 through August 4, 2019.  The September gathering will be the 2nd Sunday evening, September 8th to avoid the Labor Day week-end.

The Noah Project Berkeley is a group of men who gather regularly to artfully explore the joys and sorrows of the human condition using song, chant, poetry and group movement.  All men of good will who can sing “Happy Birthday” without driving anyone out of the room are welcome to this totally diverse men’s group.

All meetings are upstairs at The Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 7-9 pm, 1970 Chestnut, (off University) Berkeley, CA.

They take their name from a line of Rumi’s poetry, “Start a large foolish project, like Noah.”  It makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.

April 11, 2019 – Noah Project North – Sebastopol

Dear Friends of The Noah Project North,
        Sebastopol is blooming and the birds are singing.  Our beautiful city/town/village is coming back to a new life after the deluge.  It’s time to sing again.

The Community Cultural Center IS NOT READY. We’ll meet April 11th at 7:00 pm at THE FELLOWSHIP HALL as the COMMUNITY CHURCH OF SEBASTOPOL, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North. The important thing is it’s Spring and we’ll sing again!  Please tell your friends about The Noah Project North. 
Better still, bring a friend.
In Beauty It’s Begun – Doug