Author: Jan Clayton

IMPACT

Igniting Musical Passion Among Children and Teens

Our IMPACT program allows all students high-school age or younger to attend our RAP Produced concerts for free. Prior to each concert, we send information to music teachers in order to help provide outside musical opportunities to their students. The goal of this program is to educate our youth about choral music and to assure them that high-caliber performance opportunities exist outside of the education and faith-based organizations.

Summer Conducting Lab Choir

Summer Conducting Lab Choir

Need a place to sing when your choir is off for the summer?
We have the perfect gig for you.

The Summer Conducting Lab gives conductors-in-training an opportunity to work with a choir in a rehearsal setting, gaining valuable podium time and real-time feedback. During the 2-hour sessions, 3-5 conductors work with the all-volunteer choir, made up of singers from all over the Silicon Valley. Dr. Jeffrey Benson and Kristina Nakagawa provide feedback to the conductors both during the session and afterward in private communication.

Session dates for 2018 are:

  • Monday, July 9th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 11th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Monday, July 16th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 18th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Monday, July 30th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 1st, 7:30-9:30 pm

Send email if you want more information or wish to sign up. All sessions are held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA.

What do the lab choir singers like best?

“I loved getting to learn more about the insides of conducting!”
“Making great music.”
“I loved being a part of a group of extremely skilled musicians; both the singers and directors!”
“The feedback given by Dr. Benson and Kristina Nakagawa and their effect on the conductor/choir were eye- (and ear-) opening for me as a singer.”

What else is great about the Summer Conducting Lab?

No audition.
No practicing.
No cost.
No pressure.
No commitment.

Just show up, sing, and have fun. Music will be provided for singers at each event.

For more information, or to register as a singer or student conductor:
Click Here

Volunteer Opportunities

Passionate Volunteers Needed

We are looking for several different kinds of volunteers:

  • Energetic and passionate Board of Directors members who want to help us realize our dreams.  We do not demand long hours or large donations.  We just want people who will help oversee our programs
  • Advisors to give us feedback, advice, and introductions to people in the community that will help us reach our goals.
  • A host of passionate volunteers who can help us at our concerts and outreach events.
  • Passionate educators (or music education supporters) who want to help us develop a world-class choral education outreach program.
  • People who wish to bring great choral music to retirement community events.

If you are interested in volunteering with our organization, please contact us at volunteers@resoundingachord.org.

Amazon Smile Purchases

Amazon Smile Purchases

What is Amazon Smile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I Support Resounding Achord?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.  To support Resounding Achord Productions, just specify our name. That’s it.

 

A Musicale Fundraiser

A Musicale Fundraiser

Join Resounding Achord and friends for a fun evening of music, dessert, wine, coffee, and tea. This musicale-style performance will feature solos and small group numbers by Resounding Achord singers along with student groups and soloists who are past Honor Choir Scholarship recipients. All proceeds from this event will benefit the 2017-18 scholarships for the California Choral Director’s Association Regional and All-State Honor Choirs.

Come share this special evening with us and find out why our Honor Choir Scholarship program is one of our most popular and successful outreach programs.

St. Francis Episcopal Church of Willow Glen,
1205 Pine Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

Please purchase tickets by October 1, 2017. Refreshments are included in the price of admission. And, if you have any issues purchasing tickets, please contact tickets@resoundingachord.org.

Adults $50
Students $35
Purchase Tickets

EScrip Support

EScrip Support

eScrip is the original and one of the largest “electronic scrip” fundraising programs. eScrip has created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases made by participating families to school or youth based groups. Participating merchants contribute each time your families make a purchase using their registered cards. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you and every purchase counts.

eScrip helps schools and nonprofit organizations earn thousands of dollars for much needed programs and activities. We’ve been making a difference since 1999, with over $420 Million raised for great causes that you care about!

Resounding Achord Productions is registered with eScrip. With the following simple process, you can support us just by making purchases as usual.

  1. Sign up with eScrip and register your credit/debit cards.
  2. Select Resounding Achord Production (eScrip Group ID – 500250552) as the group you wish to benefit from your purchases.
  3. Get a list of merchants that support the effort.
  4. Shop, either online or at participating stores.

You automatically earn money for us when you shop.

 

Resounding Joy

Resounding Joy

Get into the holiday spirit by attending this festive concert of music for choir and pipe organ, featuring organist Michael Burroughs.

The program includes Kim André Arnesen’s transcendent “Magnificat” with soprano soloist Danielle Marie, along with inventive arrangements of holiday favorites by Healey Willan, David Willcocks, and John Rutter.

Join us for this festive concert featuring the incredible organ at:
First Congregational Church 
1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA.

 

Adults — $15 online/presale; $20 at the door
College Students —  $10 online/presale; $20 at the door
High school age and younger — Always free
Tickets
available only
at the door

Passages

Passages

Join Resounding Achord for this dynamic program of music from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and America. The concert will include Kristina Vasiliauskaite’s Missa Brevis in Honorem Beata Maria Virginis, Eriks Esenvalds’ “Amazing Grace,” and two rousing spiritual arrangements by Stacey V. Gibbs.

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:00pm
First Baptist Church
305 N California Avenue, Palo Alto
Sunday, April 8, 2018 3:00pm
Christ the Good Shepherd Church
1550 Meridian Avenue, San JoseTickets available at the door.

Adults — $15 online; $20 at the door
College Students —  $10 online; $20 at the door
High school age and younger — always free

Mozart Requiem

Mozart Requiem

7:30 pm  First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Rd., Palo Alto

Resounding Achord joins forces with the San José State University Choraliers and Peninsula Cantare in this performance of one of Mozart’s most famous choral works. The soloists are:

The second half of this program will feature folk songs from the Baltic nations and America in preparation of the singers’ tour of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in mid-June 2018.

Tickets available at www.peninsulacantare.org.