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Va Pensiero from Nabucco
October 9, 2013

Schola Cantorum, Gregory Wait, Music Director

Schola Cantorum’s Poetry Contest Open to Local High School Students

In their second annual poetry contest, Schola Cantorum offers an opportunity for young local poets to hear their poetry sung by a choir of eighty-five voices in an original composition written in collaboration with Music Director Gregory Wait and local composers. The contest is a contemporary venture of artistic collaboration and community, open to students who are residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino, attending 9th through 12th grades.

The theme of this year’s poetry contest is “Hope.” Schola Cantorum will perform an original choral arrangement of the contest winner’s poem at the choir’s “Premieres, Re-Premieres and Commissions” concert on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Los Altos United Methodist Church.

For more information and application, please go to our Poetry Contest Page.

2016-17 Main Concert Season

Rediscovery & Revelation

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Order tickets online by clicking on the orange "Buy Tickets" button on the left, or by calling the office at 650-254-1700 M-Th 9am - 2pm


NEW! Messiah Sing Workshop

Shoup Park Garden House, Los Altos Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Admission: $30

Maestro Wait will be joined by a musicologist Dr. Ioanida Costache, to provide an in-depth discussion about Handel and the Messiah. Join in and sing the familiar as well as the lesser-known passages in preparation for the December 19th Messiah Sing 50th Anniversary performance. Seating is limited, so order your tickets early!


Christmas Angels Holiday Concert

Concert Sponsor: Ann Stevens

Sun., Dec. 18 - 3:00 Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Soloists - Dan Levitan, harp; Scott Sorkin, guitar and Ward Spangler, marimba.

Ring in the season with Schola Cantorum as they sing carols and lullabies, featuring virtuoso harp soloist, Dan Levitan, in the holiday concert, “Christmas Angels".The program features seventy members of the choir singing seasonal favorites including “Christmas Bells”  as well as lesser known carols; interludes with the harp; and a performance of Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest.”  The festivities culminate in a traditional audience sing-along.

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50th Anniversary Messiah Sing: complete work
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsors: Karla and Andre Valente, and Ann Yvonne Walker and David Jones
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Ticket Prices: 

Advance (through Dec 18): $31 adults; $23 students and groups of 10 or more
Day of Performance: $41 
(all ticket prices include a $3 Facility Use Fee.)

Schola Cantorum’s Messiah Sing was the first, and still the most beloved, in the Bay Area. Maestro Gregory Wait directs a choir of you and your peers along with Sinfonia Schola Cantorum. You’ll finally have the opportunity to sing the piece in its entirety!

Tickets available here at the MVCPA Box Office

Monteverdi: Vespers 1610

Concert Sponsor: John Murden

Sat., March 18 7:00 - Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Soloists (l-r): Angelique Zuluaga, soprano; David Kurtenbach, tenor; Andrew Metzger, tenor; Daniel Borup, baritone.

Accompanied by The Whole Noyse brass ensemble

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Premieres, Re-Premieres and Commissions

Concert Sponsor: Candy Pelissero and Brian Larsen

Sat., May 20 - First Congregational Church of Palo Alto 
Sun., May 21 - Los Altos United Methodist Church

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Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 2pm. To reach us call 650-254-1700.


The mission of Schola Cantorum is to connect the Silicon Valley community with the wonders of choral music through outstanding live performances, education outreach programs, and collaborations with local artists.

Schola Cantorum receives additional funding from the following donor:

Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts (a Silicon Valley Community Fund)

Schola Cantorum thanks its Corporate Sponsors:

Applied Materials   HP   IBM   GE   Google
Microsoft    State Farm   Synopsys   Xilinx


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