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 2018-19 season will include Puccini’s lovely and rarely-heard Messa di Gloria, Johann Hummel’s exciting Mass in D Major, Mendelssohn’s choral symphony, the No. 2 (“Lobgesang”), 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.

Mollicone: Lady Bird, First Lady of the Land and Mendelsshon, Symphony #2 Lobgesang

Sunday, May 19, 3:00 Campbell Heritage Theatre

General: $30.00 advance; $35 at the door

Senior/Student/Military: $25 advance; $20 at the door

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Mendelssohn was conscious of his part in an unbroken tradition of German music deriving from Bach and the great classics of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.  In each of his major works, he searched for means of infusing this tradition with his own modern Romantic sensibility.  Although he composed prolifically up to the end of his life, he was rarely satisfied with his own facility, often keeping aside his major scores for a long period before presenting them to the public.  

More about Mendelssohn

Henry Mollicone

November 22, 1963: John F. Kennedy has been assassinated. On Air Force One, Lyndon Baines Johnson’s swearing-in as President is witnessed by a group including Lady Bird Johnson and Jacqueline Kennedy. Lady Bird reminisces: LBJ has always wanted to be President. She remembers her first date with him; it is acted out by young LBJ and Lady Bird. To her astonished amusement, he proposes and we learn that they were married within two months.

More synopsis of Lady Bird

“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
"Thank you for the beauty that SJSC brings to our valley!"
Jack Ferrante
Jr. High School Principal

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

"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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