For over 30 years the Gryphon Carolers have enchanted Bay Area audiences with their mix of musical innovation, wit, and pure heart. They perform striking re-interpretations of classic holiday favorites, in addition to original compositions by Ed Johnson and Carol McComb.
The Gryphon Carolers formed in 1975, when composer/guitarist Ed Johnson and singer-songwriter Carol McComb recruited students from their classes at Palo Alto’s Gryphon Stringed Instruments. In early years, the Carolers serenaded passers-by on the streets of Palo Alto.
Today, the Gryphon Carolers is a 30-voice ensemble with guitar, piano, mandolin, fiddle, saxophone, bassoon, bass, percussion, and more.