Santa Clara Chorale

2015-2016 Season


Since 1962, the Santa Clara Chorale has provided singers and audiences alike the opportunity to experience great choral music. Members and audiences have been introduced to the classical choral music of Beethoven and Mozart, the challenging contemporary music of Eric Whitacre and Libby Larsen, and the diversity of traditions in jazz, spirituals, gospel, Broadway, popular music, and world music.


Celebrate the holiday season and the diversity of the Santa Clara community. Leaders from throughout our community offer poignant readings and meditations that are paired with familiar carols, traditional folk music, and reflective pieces. An evening that is both jubilant and complex, just like the holidays.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Mission Santa Clara – 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Mission Santa Clara – 4 p.m.


Featuring an all ages Friday evening and Sunday afternoon show, our March concert focuses on music written early in the career of composers throughout history. Included are the first choral compositions of W.A. Mozart including pieces written at age 9, 10, and 12. We also feature some younger contemporary composers including Abbie Betinis and a joint commission by Richard Waters based on the poem Star light, Star bright with latin text by Charles Silvestri.
Friday, March 11, 2016
St. Leo the Great Parish – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Mission Santa Clara – 2 p.m.


In collaboration with the Santa Clara University Choir program, the Chorale pairs Mozart’s sublime masterpiece, completed after his death by his student Süssmayr, with a more modern requiem setting by the celebrated Minnesota-based composer, Jocelyn Hagen.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Mission Santa Clara – 8 p.m.


The Chorale will offer an informal afternoon concert revisiting the highlights of the season as a benefit for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. It’s a wonderful chance to hear something you missed or to recapture some of the sublime choral moments from the season.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Santa Clara – 3 p.m.