We invite you to the upcoming concert “Radio Christmas with the Chorale”, a broadcast of favorite Christmas pieces performed by the Santa Cruz Chorale in concert at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz. As you probably know, the Santa Cruz Chorale will not be having our yearly Christmas concert. We are dearly missing you, our audience. Music director Christian Grube has selected memorable performances from past Christmas concerts for a very special Christmas concert on KSQD (90.7FM). If you are similarly missing us, please tune in to the Sunday Morning Classical F
Please join the Santa Cruz Chorale on Saturday, Nov. 9th, 2019, between 3pm and 5 pm for our fundraising event at the r. blitzer gallery on the Westside in Santa Cruz, 2801 Mission St. (in the old Wrigley Building).
The Santa Cruz chorale announces an exciting new internship program for young singers. We now offer scholarships for music students to join us for a limited time and experience the master conducting of Christian Grube and the joy of performing masterworks with a professional orchestra. Visit http://santacruzchorale.org/internship-program for more information, and to apply.
The second half of our April concert consists of one piece only. Psalm 42 by Felix B. Mendelssohn. It’s brilliant programing. After all the power, glory and majesty of Haydn’s Mass in Bb Major, the second half begins with a single soft melodic line which translates: As the stag screams out for fresh water, so my soul, oh God, screams out to you.
By Rosella Crawford-Bathurst
We take to some words for the way they roll off the tongue; others for the thing they describe. Juxtapose has enjoyed rolling off my tongue from time to time ever since I first heard it in Mrs. Curcio’s sixth grade classroom. Yesterday, it came to me as I contemplated what to write for this post. “Why,” I thought, “would Christian juxtapose Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with choruses from Mendelssohn’s Elijah?”
By Lois Van Buren, Alto