We want to make sure that our audience feels entirely safe and comfortable coming to our concerts.  Although the prospects for a Christmas concert are uncertain, it is tentatively scheduled in December, subject to Santa Cruz County health guidelines.  We are also hopeful that we will be singing again in May of 2021.

With that in mind those dates would be:
Dec. 19 and 20, 2020, and May 29 and 30, 2021.

December Concert Broadcast Interview

Artistic Director Christian Grube talks about our upcoming concert “Christmas with the Chorale” in a broadcast interview on KUSP!

In an interview with Kirby Scudder of the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art, director Christian Grube gave some interesting insights into the Santa Cruz Chorale:

"... it happens to be that spiritual music is the best music for our taste.  This choir has a long tradition of singing Monteverdi, the Italian composer.  And we have also extended beyond just Monteverdi to other people of that time as well as many Anglican composers from Byrd and Orlando Gibbons as well as others.  We do not shy away from modern music as well such as Eric Whitacre, one of the best known composers today. …  It's a group of between 30 and 40 people and what makes me happy is that the members are fairly constant. It is not a steady change that you have with students. Students who advance to a high level usually move on when they are done. These singers mostly stay here and that is an advantage."

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Come hear us sing Gibbons and more in our upcoming concert "Christmas with the Chorale"!

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 8:00pm

Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 4:00pm

Holy Cross Church, 123 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The music spans centuries of seasonal gems from the early Renaissance to the 20th century, and includes major choral works from such composers as Gibbons, Byrd, Victoria, and Whitacre, as well as traditional carols from around the world.

Count on this special event to enliven your holiday season!