Celebrating the Joy of Singing

2018-19 Season

Gregory Wait conducting With this season’s stellar repertoire, we’re celebrating Gregory Wait’s thirtieth and final year at our podium. We’re looking forward to lauding him throughout the year, as well as welcoming our incoming Music Director, to be announced in the Spring.

In our first concert of the season, we can rediscover three of Bach’s cantatas from his highly productive years in Leipzig.

The holiday season concert is more special than ever, featuring one of Schola’s favorite composers, John Rutter, and his wonderful Christmas impressions — plus of course, our sparkling traditional audience carol sing-along!

For our third concert, we sing the powerful Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, showcasing vocal soloists, Crystal Children’s Choir, two pianos and six percussionists.

Our final concert of the season will bring both joy and tears, as we perform the magnificent Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with Sinfonia Schola Cantorum. This event provides one last opportunity to enjoy Schola Cantorum under the baton of the incomparable Gregory Wait, as he shares Brahms’s quintessential masterpiece in this farewell concert.

View our season brochure for full details!

Community Events

November “And the Winner Is...”
December Messiah Sing
February You’re Just in Love!
April ¡Fiesta!

Join us for our annual fundraising gala! On April 26, we’re celebrating ¡Fiesta! An Evening in Old California with the colors and sounds of the New World’s Spanish heritage and culture. At this event, we’ll celebrate the 30th and final year with Maestro Gregory Wait, and welcome his successor, Dr. Buddy James. Don’t miss it — register by March 31!

New Artistic Director

Schola Cantorum is proud to announce that Dr. Buddy James will be our next Artistic Director. Dr. James has an extensive history as a music educator, conductor, and singer. He is currently the Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at California State University, East Bay. He will be Schola Cantorum’s sixth conductor in its 56-year history when he joins us for our 2019–20 season.

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