Va Pensiero from Nabucco
October 9, 2013
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.
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NEW! Messiah Sing Workshop
Shoup Park Garden House, Los Altos Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
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!
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.
Sponsors: Karla and Andre Valente, and Ann Yvonne Walker and David Jones
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
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!
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
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
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