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Santa Clara Chorale 2011-2012 Season

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
The Santa Clara Chorale invites you to join us as we celebrate 50 years of creating beautiful music!
In 1962, David Wilson started a choir that would become the Santa Clara Chorale. For the last fifty years, under the batons of Dr. Wilson, Lynn Shurtleff, Thomas Colohan, and current Artistic Director Dr. Ryan James Brandau, the Chorale has delighted the people of the South San Francisco Bay with the beauty of classical, contemporary and innovative choral music. As we celebrate this important anniversary, we acknowledge the rich history of the Chorale by performing some of our patrons' most beloved pieces as well as compositions and arrangements by its artistic directors.
Join us for this spectacular season! Tickets are available online at and via the Chorale's hotline at (408) 883-4722.
Santa Clara Chorale Guest Artist Series   
Choir Invitational
Schola Cantorum San Francisco
Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 8 p.m.   
Mission Santa Clara   
In the opening premier of the 2011-2012 season, the Chorale invites Schola Cantorum San Francisco back to the Mission Santa Clara. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Flight, this highly acclaimed professional choral ensemble will perform Scarlatti's Stabat Mater, a sublime Baroque setting of the famous sacred poem. The pristine sound of this ensemble and the style of Scarlatti are perfectly suited to the superb acoustic of the Mission Santa Clara. As a special treat, the Chorale and Schola Cantorum will join forces to present another Baroque masterpiece - the haunting, magical Miserere of Gregorio Allegri.
Christmas with the Chorale   
Comfort and Joy   
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 8 p.m.   
Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 4 p.m.   
Mission Santa Clara   
The Chorale's annual holiday celebration features music for choir and brass. In addition to John Rutter's splendid Gloria, a longtime Chorale favorite, the Chorale and brass ensemble will perform Parry's majestic I Was Glad, and Praetorius' festive setting of In Dulci Jubilo. Enjoy a beautiful selection of traditional carols with harp and organ, as well as arrangements of holiday favorites by current director Ryan James Brandau and past director Lynn Shurtleff. Let the grandeur and grace of this enchanting concert fill you with the spirit of the season.
Music of the Americas   
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8 p.m.   
Mission Santa Clara   
Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 4 p.m.   
First Baptist Church, Palo Alto   
In preparation for its 2012 tour of Argentina and Uruguay, the Chorale sings music of the Americas. This exciting program explores the musical styles and traditions of the New World, from Canada's Cape Bretton Island to Argentina. Like last March's popular "Sounds of the Stage," "Music of the Americas" also features Broadway favorites and jazz standards. Enjoy the best of North America with mesmerizing Appalachian and Canadian folk favorites, bluegrass, and spirituals. As we head to the south, you'll tap your toes to the infectious rhythm of Latin America's best dance beats, such as the tango, and works by Argentinian composers Ariel Ramirez, Oscar Escalada, and others.   
50th Anniversary Grand Finale
Carmina Burana
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 8 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara
For a spectacular season grand finale and gala, this concert features all four of the Chorale's artistic directors - founder David Wilson, Lynn Shurtleff, Thomas Colohan, and Ryan James Brandau. Revel in the glory of Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Brahms' Schicksalslied, and the work more beloved by Chorale patrons than any other - Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. The Symphony Silicon Valley, a longtime partner of the Chorale, accompanies the Chorale in this unforgettable evening of celebration and song.
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