Santa Cruz Symphony - Ode to Joy, May 2016
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor “Choral” Op. 125 (1824)
Monterey Symphony, Concert IV, March 2016
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53, by Johannes Brahms
Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Suites 1 and 2
Santa Cruz Symphony - Sacred and Profane, May 2015
On May 9th and 10th, 2015 we partnered with the Santa Cruz Symphony under the musical direction of Daniel Stewart, with soloists from the Metropolitan Opera and the children from the Cabrillo Youth Chorus for a dramatic conclusion to the symphony’s 57th season featuring Carl Orff’s awe-inspiring choral masterpiece, Carmina Burana.
The Music of Morten Lauridsen - February 21st, 2015 -with the composer at the piano, followed by a Gala Reception.
The Cabrillo Choirs were delighted to welcome distinguished composer, Morten Lauridsen, to Cabrillo College the week of February 16-21, 2015. The week-long series of events culminated in a very special concert honoring the exquisite music of this remarkable American composer.
The evening’s program under the fine direction of Cheryl Anderson, features Lauridsen at the piano, with performances by Cantiamo!, the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus, Il Dolce Suono, Cabrillo Chorale, Cabrillo Youth Chorus, and the Chancel Choir from Peace United Church of Christ. A Gala Reception with Dr. Lauridsen followed the performance. Described by noted musicologist Nick Strimple as “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic,” Lauridsen is internationally beloved for his compositions of beauty, intensity, ingenuity, and ability to evoke images and empathy.
From Lauridsen's lush 'Lux Aeterna' with full orchestra to his masterful song cycles: 'Mid-Winter Songs', 'Four Madrigals on Renaissance Texts', the brilliant 'Madrigali: Six “Fire Songs”' and his 'Nocturnes.' Other featured works were the stunning, serene setting of the James Agee poem “Sure On This Shining Night” ,the extraordinarily luminous and moving 'Prayer'to his most unforgettable choral works—'O Magnum Mysterium' and 'Dirait-on', the evening celebrated some of the most beautiful and enduring music the repertoire has to offer.
In May We partner with the Santa Cruz Symphony and soloists from the Metropolitan Opera for a dramatic conclusion to the symphony's 57th season featuring Carl Orff’s awe-inspiring choral masterpiece, Carmina Burana.
Featuring the works of Morten Lauridsen:
As well as:
Review of concert in the Santa Cruz Sentinal.
John Larry Granger, Music Director. The Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus teamed-up with the Santa Cruz County Symphony to perform a work composed in 1837-1838 for soloists, mixed choir and orchestra. Mendelssohn set the music to Martin Luther's German translation of Psalm 42 from the Book of Psalms.
Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus, Cabrillo Youth Chorus (Dolce, Vivace, Allegria and Con Brio), accompanist, Vlada Volkova-Moran.
The Symphony’s 53rd season, led by Maestro Larry Granger, concluded with what may be the most recognized of all symphonic works: