Schola Cantorum Presents Selections of Most-Loved Choruses
Get ready for a taste of ten famous choral works when Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley presents a medley of familiar and well-loved choruses in “Hallelujah! Oratorio Masterpieces and Favorites.” The concert is slated for Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 pm at the Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos.
The program includes excerpts from Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” the Brahms “Requiem,” Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” Schubert’s “Mass in G,” Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” and the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.”
“Instead of performing all these major works, I extracted the most iconic choruses from them,” says Music Director Gregory Wait. “These pieces are part of the choral community that people love and remember. I’ve always dreamt of offering such a program!”
Sinfonia Schola Cantorum will accompany the choir, so the pieces, with orchestra, are “performed in the context in which they’re usually done,” says Wait. He will introduce each work to place them in the setting from which they’re extracted.
General admission cost is $28, ages 25 and under free with student ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or at www.ScholaCantorum.org.
Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley is an auditioned 75-voice chorus, under the baton of Gregory Wait. Its mission is to connect the Silicon Valley community with the wonders of choral music through outstanding live performances, educational outreach programs, and collaborations with local artists.