San Jose Symphonic Choir will perform at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph on Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free to the community; donations will benefit the St. Joseph Office of Social Ministry.
The concert precedes the Choir’s July tour to England and Wales, where they will perform in the Harrogate International Music Festival and other venues. The program features a range of musical songs and styles that cross time and space: from music written hundreds of years ago by Giovanni Palestrina, to Mendelssohn’s setting of Psalm 43 and Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil, to the rhythmic joy of gospel songs and music of contemporary American composers.
The choir, led by Artistic Director Leroy Kromm, performs classical choral music in several languages from all eras, and is dedicated to bringing to life large choral works with orchestral accompaniment. This appearance wraps up its 92nd season of performing in San Jose. The next concert season will begin in the fall with a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Hodie. SJSC enjoys the opportunity to share this diverse program of music – the universal language that expresses the human experience.