Experience Vibrant Vienna with San Jose Symphonic Choir and Cal Arte Ensemble

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Season 96: Vibrant Vienna Celebrates the Connection Between Mozart, Hummel and Beethoven

San Jose Symphonic Choir (SJSC), a 120-member volunteer chorus, led by Maestro Leroy Kromm and accompanied by Cal Arte Ensemble, explores the musical environment in Vienna at the turn of the 19th century with works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Grand Mass in C minor, K. 427 and Regina Coeli, K. 276, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Te Deum in D Major and in honour of his 250th birthday year, Ludwig van Beethoven, Opferlied.

Vibrant Vienna represents the musical connections that linked the lives of three composers who lived and worked in Vienna, Austria. Hummel was a student of Mozart's, and lived with his family for two years; Mozart heard the young Beethoven perform; and Beethoven and Hummel were both rivals and friends.

“The music of Mozart, Hummel, and Beethoven bridge the time when the shape of classical music was changing from the ordered elegance of the Classical period to the turbulence and drama of the Romantic era,” said Leroy Kromm, SJSC Music Director. “Performing in Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph delivers an experience to hear awe-inspiring works in a setting that is acoustically rich evoking a quality of sound that transforms the audience.”

SJSC is delighted to welcome Bay Area soloists: Soprano Gabrielle Haigh, Liliane Cromer, Mezzo Soprano, and Tenor Christopher Wall.

Connected to Our Bay Area Community for 96 Years
San Jose Symphonic Choir is a volunteer choral organization of over 100 voices, performing choral masterworks and contemporary pieces under the inspiring leadership of Maestro Leroy Kromm. Throughout our 96 Seasons, we have maintained a strong connection within our community, performing in local venues with local musicians and orchestras and creating a musical community for our members.

Vibrant Vienna will be presented in the acoustically resonant Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 South Market, San Jose, at 7:30 on 21 March 2020. $35 Advance General Admission/ $40 at the door. $30 for seniors, students and military/$35 at the door. Youth 12 and under are free. Tickets are available now on the choir website or by phone at 408 995 3318.

San Jose Symphonic Choir is supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San Jose, a generous grant from SV Creates, and by the Peery Fund

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