This unforgettable afternoon of breathtaking music and soaring voices showcased some of the most beloved opera choruses ever written, performed by an exceptional group of talented musicians featuring San José Symphonic Choir, De Anza College Chorale and Vintage Singers under the direction of IIan Glasman, DMA, Conductor on June 4, 2023. The Nova Vista Symphony performed under the direction of Anthony Quartuccio, Music Director. Soloists included the exquisite mezzo-soprano Ilaria Sacchi from Bologna, Italy, as well as DeAnza students Karli Sharp, soprano and Raul Villasenor, tenor.

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Performed at McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, California, June 4, 2023.

The Creation

The San José Symphonic Choir (SJSC) with San José Baroque Orchestra present Joseph Haydn’s The Creation with Artistic Director, Leroy Kromm conducting – April 4, 2023 – Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Saratoga, California.

The Creation Concert Program featured soloists
Ariel Estebez, Soprano: Gabriel and Eve
Joseph Meyers, Tenor: Uriel
Joe Hack, Bass/Baritone: Raphael and Adam

“Haydn’s adventurous harmony, exceptional rhythmic and melodic inventiveness, and the work’s strong overall unity brings The Creation to life with an almost operatic vividness and power, said Leroy Kromm, Artistic Director, San José Symphonic Choir. The Creation remains Haydn’s supreme masterpiece and one of the most joyous works ever written. This performance is exceptional!”

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