The Santa Cruz Chorale

The chorale performs choral works of diverse periods, genres and traditions, both unaccompanied and using professional soloists, instrumental ensemble and orchestra. The Santa Cruz Chorale makes such music accessible to the broadest possible audiences while enabling member singers to experience the delight and artistic growth inherent to sophisticated music-making.

The Santa Cruz Chorale Members Sing in concert next to a Stained glass window

Our Concert Season 2022-2023

Christmas with the Chorale

December 17, 2022 8:00 pm

December 18, 2022 4:00 pm

Holy Cross Church

126 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Our program will include compositions by Clemens non Papa, Vicente Lusitano, Dietrich Buxtehude, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre, and others. We will again be joined by the Monterey Bay Sinfonietta, and of course we will also perform carols from around the world—including the Ukrainian “Carol of the Bells.” We are requiring all audience members to […]

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Hope and Joy

April 22, 2023 8:00 pm

April 23, 2023 4:00 pm

Holy Cross Church

126 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The voice of the Psalmist calls through the centuries, in settings by Monteverdi, Schütz, Pachelbel, Brahms (“Fest und Gedenksprüche”) and Britten. By popular demand, we will again perform Bach’s setting of Psalm 130 (BWV 131). […]

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Listen to the Santa Cruz Chorale

"He Watching Over Israel" — Mendelssohn

"Laudate Dominum" — Vivaldi

"Ave Maria" — Parsons

Recent News Articles

Johann Sebastian Bach and Franz Schubert: this weekend at Holy Cross Church

Dear Friends of the Chorale, The Santa Cruz Chorale will present its final concert for the 2021-2022 season this coming Saturday and Sunday. We are busy putting the final touches to the performance, rehearsing with the full orchestra and our wonderful soloists. This is going to be a fun concert! For the first time, we’re […]

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Benefit concert in support of the people of Ukraine: A Thank You

Thank you to the many people who helped make our benefit concert in support of the people of Ukraine a success. We raised more than $37,000, all of which has been donated to Save the Children to support their work with Ukrainian refugees. […]

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