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.”
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!