Concerts

Christmas with the Chorale

December Holy Cross

Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 8:00pm

Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 4:00pm

Holy Cross Church
123 High Street
95060 Santa Cruz, CA
Probably more music has been composed specifically for Christmas than for any other Christian festival. Through the centuries Christmas has inspired music by the great composers, as well as carols and popular songs the world over. This great wealth of music attests to the need that people have felt and feel to sing of the meaning of Christmas, and choral singers particularly look forward to their Christmas programs. Likewise, audiences flock to these concerts to be reminded of beloved traditions and to partake in the joy.

Stravinsky Mass and Renaissance Motets for Choir and Wind Instruments

June Santa Cruz

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 8:00pm

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 4:00pm

Holy Cross Church
123 High Street
95060 Santa Cruz, CA

The main work of the Santa Cruz Chorale’s June concert is Igor Stravinsky’s Mass for Mixed Chorus and Double Wind Quintet, composed in 1948. It is one of Stravinsky’s very few compositions that was not commissioned, which is to say that he wrote it not from need, but because the idea was close to his heart. Although the Mass is decidedly “modern,” its debt to tradition can be heard not only in Gregorian reminiscences, but in the wind instrument accompaniment that reminds one of early Renaissance compositions.

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