Listen to the Santa Cruz Chorale

Mendelssohn's "He, Watching over Israel"

The Santa Cruz Chorale sings Felix Mendelssohn's "He, Watching over Israel" at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, on April 28, 2019.

Parson's "Ave Maria"

Performed by the Santa Cruz Chorale in December, 2016, in Holy Cross Church

From 2014 Christmas with the Chorale

The Santa Cruz Chorale sings Eric Whitacre's ethereal "Lux Aurumque"

Christmas with the Chorale is almost here!

What you may not know as an audience member is that the gentle soul conducting the Chorale is a real treasure and we are not the only ones to think so. On October 3, 1990, when East and West Germany celebrated their reunification, the official festivities began with an ecumenical service in the Marienkirche in East Berlin. Attendance was by invitation only; only heads of state and politicians from around the world were invited. It was Christian Grube’s choir that was invited to perform!


Shadowbrook Fundraiser

Where can you experience an unforgettable evening by riding a cable car to the front door of the restaurant, have great food and drink with wonderful friends, and support one of the premier chorale groups in the area?

  1. Moulin Rouge, Paris 
  2. State Grill and Bar, Empire State Building, NY
  3. Ebenalp Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli, Switzerland
  4. Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola

Answer: 4. Shadowbrook!


the perfect blend

The perfect blend & the perfect intonation & the clear diction & the small group. The choice of music - a program of truly Christmas music like a prayer. I like the european feel to the program a heritage that goes back to the beginning… Happy to hear some old favorites so beautifully sung! Thanks.

Concert goer

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.