San José Symphonic Choir

San José Symphonic Choir & Orchestra

Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Music

The San José Symphonic Choir (SJSC), a volunteer choral organization, has performed masterworks and contemporary pieces in San José and the South Bay Area since its founding in 1924. The Choir typically consists of about 100 singers, and has been under the inspiring leadership of Maestro Leroy Kromm since 1985.
SEASON 98: RESILIENT
German Requiem, May 21

Experience one of the most enduring choral expressions of Comfort and Hope for the Living – Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem ( A German Requiem). We dedicate this performance as a Remembrance to our SJSC choir members who are with us no more but whose voices we still hear.

Composed in the language of his people rather than in the traditional liturgical Latin which extends prayers for the souls of the dead, Brahms offers comfort to the living. Brahms remarked “I would very gladly omit the ‘German’ as well, and simply put ‘of Humankind,’” suggesting he wished to offer solace to All, regardless of beliefs or backgrounds.

Join us to celebrate Humankind and Remember with this exquisite and rare work, the Ein deutches Requiem by Brahms.

German Requiem, June 6

Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem (A German Requiem) composed in the language of his people rather than in the traditional liturgical Latin which extends prayers for the souls of the dead, Brahms offers comfort to the living. Brahms remarked “I would very gladly omit the ‘German’ as well, and simply put ‘of Humankind,’” suggesting he wished to offer solace to All, regardless of beliefs or backgrounds.

Experience one of the most enduring choral expressions of Comfort and Hope for the Living with organist Rodney Gehrke.

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Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Music

San José Symphonic Choir is supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant and a Coronavirus Relief Fund grant from the City of San José, a California Small Business Covid 19 Relief grant, and by grants from Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Peery Foundation, in addition to several corporate sponsors.
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