On November 23, 2019 San Jose Symphonic Choir performed Handel’s Messiah before nearly a full house at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  One attendee was heard to say, “The Messiah evening was not only gorgeously produced by so many, and thanks partly to Handel, but the sound produced that night was absolute perfection.”  On December 9, 2019, San Jose Symphonic Choir hosted its annual You Sing It Messiah at the California Theatre in San Jose.  An audience of approximately 500 Handel aficionados joined the festively appointed Choir, accompanied by the San Jose Baroque Orchestra, in singing most of the movements from the Messiah.  Visit the Gallery to view photos of both performances. 

“What people are really seeking is hope and faith in something above and beyond what they see happening around them. Beautiful music brings the true and honest spirit of hope, as it has through the ages, and will through time eternal, into our souls, and satisfies the hungry heart.”
Maestro Kromm
Director of Music

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About Our History

The San Jose Symphonic Choir is the oldest performing choral organization in the San Francisco Bay Area.  More

About Our Auditions

We schedule auditions for the Fall season in September and for the Spring season in January.  More  

About Our Music Director

Maestro Leroy Kromm has served as the Music Director for the San Jose Symphonic Choir since 1985.  More

Connected to Our Bay Area Community for 96 Years

San Jose Symphonic Choir is a volunteer choral society of over 100 voices, performing choral masterworks and contemporary pieces under the inspiring leadership of Maestro Leroy Kromm. Upcoming performances in the 2019-20 season include Georg Frideric Handel’s Messiah, performed in its entirety, Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax, Johann Hummel’s exciting Te Deum in D Major, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Regina Coeli, K.276 and Grand Mass in C Minor, K.427, Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, and of course our festive annual You-Sing-It Messiah.

Throughout our 90+ years, we have maintained a strong connection with our community, performing in local venues with other local musicians and creating a musical community for our members. The Choir promotes performances of works by local composers, especially those that address societal issues.

"SJSC has provided me with unique opportunities to perform masterworks at a high level while maintaining a fun rehearsal environment. In my short time as a member, my life has been enriched by both the high level of instruction and the camaraderie among the members. Come sing with us!"
Holden Lindsey
Joined SJSC,
2017-18 season
""What a rare gift to be able to bring art to life, and to share consistently excellent quality music in our community. The San Jose Symphonic Choir's invaluable contributions inspired me to help ensure that the work of these "ordinary people" reaches wider audiences for 
years to come."
Caroline Hott-Abbott
Attorney, Founding
Member, Tulsa Symphony

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Corporate Sponsors

San Jose Symphonic Choir is supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the city of San Jose,

and by SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara.