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
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.
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.
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