In accordance with Santa Cruz County Health guidelines for limiting the spread of CoVid-19, we have canceled our Christmas concerts. We want to make sure that our audience feels entirely safe and comfortable coming to our concerts, and we remain hopeful that we will be able to welcome you to our two spring concerts scheduled for May 29 and 30, 2021.

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Upcoming radio concert “Radio Christmas with the Chorale”

We invite you to the upcoming concert “Radio Christmas with the Chorale”, a broadcast of favorite Christmas pieces performed by the Santa Cruz Chorale in concert at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz.  As you probably know, the Santa Cruz Chorale will not be having our yearly Christmas concert.  We are dearly missing you, our audience.  Music director Christian Grube has selected memorable performances from past Christmas concerts for a very special Christmas concert on KSQD (90.7FM).  If you are similarly missing us, please tune in to the Sunday Morning Classical F

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A Chorister's thoughts on magic

The second half of our April concert consists of one piece only. Psalm 42 by Felix B. Mendelssohn. It’s brilliant programing. After all the power, glory and majesty of Haydn’s Mass in Bb Major, the second half begins with a single soft melodic line which translates: As the stag screams out for fresh water, so my soul, oh God, screams out to you. By Rosella Crawford-Bathurst

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Favorite Words

We take to some words for the way they roll off the tongue; others for the thing they describe. Juxtapose has enjoyed rolling off my tongue from time to time ever since I first heard it in Mrs. Curcio’s sixth grade classroom. Yesterday, it came to me as I contemplated what to write for this post. “Why,” I thought, “would Christian juxtapose Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with choruses from Mendelssohn’s Elijah?” By Lois Van Buren, Alto

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