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Pure Imagination

Pure Imagination

Enjoy Leap Day with Resounding Achord and the West Valley College Concert Choir with this concert that celebrates the whimsy and fun of the extra day of the year.

Highlights include Elizabeth Alexander’s incredible “How to Sing Like a Planet,” Kevin Redrico’s spirited arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” and past-favorite “Banquet Fugue,” by John Rutter.

Pure Imagination Program

Kristina Nakagawa, conductor, Resounding Achord
Lou De La Rosa, conductor, West Valley College Concert Choir
Molly Shaw and Esther Archer, collaborative artists

Resounding Achord
How to Sing Like a Planet Elizabeth Alexander
All Star (As an English Madrigal) Cody Scott, conductor Greg Camp, arr. N. Howe
For Elise (Not My Niece) arr. Joseph Hasper
Selene’s Boat Andrea White & Alissa Yang, duet
Andrew Hathaway, vibraphone
Don Macdonald
Satan Hates Music Andrew Hathaway, conductor Kirke Mechem
West Valley College Concert Choir
Of Crows and Clusters Norman Dello Joio
Animal Crackers Vol. 1 The Panther
The Cow
The Firefly
Eric Whitacre
Short People Randy Newman, arr. Simon Carrington
In Windsor Forest Wedding Chorus (See the Chariot at Hand) Ralph Vaughan Williams
Combined Choirs
Banquet Fugue John Rutter
Resounding Achord
Superstition Cody Scott, director & soloist Stevie Wonder, arr. Kevin Redrico
Love Poem Paul Carey
Da Coconut Nut Albee Mabeza, soloist Ryan Cayabyab
Pure Imagination Andrew Hathaway, conductor arr. Matthew D. Nielsen

Resounding Apart: Comfort and Joy

Resounding Apart: Comfort and Joy

Resounding Achord may not be able to sing for you in person, but we are still spreading the joy of the holiday season!

Join Resounding Achord to celebrate the holidays from the comfort of your own home. Our singer elves have been busy creating this joyful online performance for you and your loved ones. We hope you will join us when we go live at 2:00 p.m. on December 20 on our YouTube channel. Should you have another engagement at that time, the video will be available for you to enjoy throughout the season. Visit our YouTube channel to see all of our virtual performance offerings.

In lieu of selling tickets for this online event, we would be honored if you would support Resounding Achord with a donation at a level that is meaningful to you. No gift is too small (or too large!), and all donations are fully tax-deductible.

 

Ring Out

Ring Out

We were ecstatic about the results of our two concert-program with Bay Bells, one of the nation’s longest-running community handbell ensembles. Each ensemble performed individually, and then joined together for a number of exciting works, such as “I Saw Three Ships” arranged by Mack Wilberg and the hauntingly beautiful “Winter Solstice Carol” by William Beckstrand. Also on the program were two premiere compositions by Jeremy Harris and Nicholas Roberto. And, as a special surprise, Director’s Cut quartet performed a delightful pre-concert set. Please click on the links to enjoy our videos of the concert.

Ring Out Program

Pre-Concert Treat: Directors’ Cut

Andrew Hathaway, Albee Mabeza, Cody Scott, Kevin Schoenfeld

Angels We Have Heard on High Traditional
The Secret of Christmas arr. Jim Clancy
That’s Christmas to Me featuring Kristen Redaniel Pentatonix
Resounding Achord
Brightest and Best  Joel Pattison, violin arr. Shawn Kirchner
Lux Aeterna (world premiere) Nicholas Roberto
In Dulci Jubilo Cody Scott & Albee Mabeza, soloists Matthew Culloton
The World for Christmas Andrew Hathaway, conductor
Gabby Crolla & Kendra Symonds, soloists
Anders Edenroth
A Child is Born (world premiere)  arr. Jeremy Harris
Caroling, Caroling Andrew Hathaway, conductor arr. Michele Weir
Resounding Achord & Bay Bells
Gaudete arr. Thomas Juneau
Ringeltanze no. 3: Beautiful Star  Kelli Ghanati, Michelle Dreyband, Nick Fortino, & Andrew Hathaway, quartet arr. Libby Larsen
I Saw Three Ships Molly Shaw & Jeremy Harris, piano four-hands arr. Mack Wilberg
Bay Bells
The Stars in Bethlehem Skies  arr. William A. Gross
The Little Drummer Boy  arr. Valerie W. Stephenson
Beati Quorum Via  C.V. Stanford, arr. Lonnie J. Dorgan
Celtic Christmas Jig  arr. Linda R. Lamb
Twas in the Moon of Wintertime  arr. Matthew Prins
Fum, Fum, Fum  Andrew Hathaway & Albee Mabeza, percussion arr. Patricia A. Sanders
Resounding Achord & Bay Bells
Rejoice and Be Merry  John Rutter
Winter Solstice Carol William Beckstrand
Ring Out, Ye Bells!  Andrew Hathaway, cajon Marques L. A. Garrett, Samuel Carlton, & Dan Forrest
Peace, Peace  Talia Orsetti Ng, American Sign Language
Allan Hughes, recorder
arr. Fred Bock

Magnificat Organ Dedication

Magnificat Organ Dedication

Resounding Achord is honored to participate in St. Francis Episcopal Church’s dedication of its new virtual organ. This dedication comes at the end of a 6-month renovation of the sanctuary, and will be the debut performance in the newly-renovated space. The dedication will be a part of an Evensong service with music by Roland Martin.

Following the service, Resounding Achord will present a reprise of Kim Andre Arnesen’s “Magnificat,” which they performed in December 2017 in Palo Alto. Danielle Wells, soprano, and Michael Burroughs, organist, will also be featured.

Join us Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5 pm at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

This event is free and does not require tickets.

Cheers: Broadway’s Best

Cheers: Broadway’s Best

Resounding Achord is pleased to present another round of Cheers music after our successful concert two seasons ago. This time, we are “serving” you Broadway favorites from Gershwin to Spamalot. “Consider Yourself” invited — jazz hands optional!

Cheers: Broadway’s Best

Kristina Nakagawa, conductor, Resounding Achord
Molly Shaw, collaborative pianist

And All That Jazz arr. Kirby Shaw
You’ve Got a Friend Andrea Bolivar, solo arr. Mac Huff
Consider Yourself Andrew Hathaway, conductor arr. Tom Gentry
Soft Place to Land Alissa Yang, solo Sara Bareilles
I Got Rhythm arr. Jay Althouse
Medley from Once Christina O’Guinn & Sarah Scullion, solos arr. Lisa DeSpain
Hernando’s Hideaway Jan Clayton, solo arr. Greg Gilpin
Drink With Me Michelle Dreyband, Brian Kroneman, Andrew Hathaway, & Keith Byron, solos Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer, & Alan Boubil
Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat Austin Lim, solo arr. Mark Brymer
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Jeremy Harris, Jo Taubert, Alison Brand, Katherine Doar, solos arr. Mac Huff
I’ll Cover You Kyla Blili, Alison Brand, Jo Taubert, Andrea White, Jerry Hernandez, & Ramona Pimentel, small group arr. Mac Huff
Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News Mernie Hillman & Ramona Pimentel, solos arr. Larry Shackley
Where Everybody Knows Your Name arr. Chris Ng

2019 For Love Benefit Concert

2019 For Love Benefit Concert

 

Resounding Achord is proud to participate in the 9th Annual Benefit Concert supporting Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, an incredibly worthy organization serving women in crisis in Santa Clara County. They make it it possible for women to escape abusive situations and can support their full journey from crisis to stability.

Resounding Achord will be joining other Silicon Valley area choirs including the Orchard City Community Chorus, Rainbow Women’s Chorus, Serendipity Choir, and Opera San Jose Military Veterans Choir.

March 1, 2019, 7:30pm

Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

Tickets $20

Purchase tickets at the door or online at Orchard City Community Chorus.

Deck the Hall

Deck the Hall

In December 2018, Resounding Achord performed many of your Christmas favorites in Deck the Hall at St. Francis Episcopal Church. The concert featured some of our favorite holiday pieces from past concerts, including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” Kirby Shaw’s jazzy “Carol of the Bells,” and the exquisite “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl.

This is a concert for the whole family, complete with special seating in the front for children, and a festive sing-along for all ages.

Deck the Hall Program

Here We Come A-Caroling arr. Brant Adams
Somerset Wassail arr. Richard Feliciano
The First Noel Andrew Hathaway, conductor & Galt Johnson, piano arr. Dan Forrest
Two Carols from Set 1 I. Caroling, Caroling
II. We’ll Dress the House
Alfred Burt
Still, Still, Still Greg Melton, soloist & Molly Shaw, piano arr. Norman Luboff
Carol of the Bells arr. Kirby Shaw
Jingle Bells James Pierpont
INTERMISSION
 
Deck the Hall in 7/8 Christina O’Guinn, soloist arr. James McKelvey
In the Bleak Midwinter Michelle Dreyband, soloist arr. Roger Emerson
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Cody Scott, conductor arr. Jeff Funk
Sing Along Molly Shaw, piano
I. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
II. Joy to the World
III. Silent Night
A Long-Distance Christmas arr. Chris Ng
Ave Maria Andrew Hathaway, Cody Scott, Jennifer Barnett, soloists Franz Biebl
Winter Wonderland Andrea Bolivar & Cody Scott, soloists arr. Frank Martinez

Take Me Home

Take Me Home

Join Resounding Achord for “Take Me Home,” a choral music program centered around home, shelter, and community. Highlights include two new arrangements written for the choir, the US premiere of Ariel Quintana’s “Furusato,” and heart-stirring folksongs from America, Africa, and Cuba.

All donations collected for this concert will benefit two organizations that support the homeless in Santa Clara County: Village House, an interfaith women’s shelter, and the Winter Faith Collaborative, a Santa Clara County movement of faith communities with a common aim to shelter their neighbors who live outdoors.

All are welcome! A free will offering will be collected a the door, or you may donate online when reserving your tickets. Advanced reservations are recommended.

Take Me Home Program

Unclouded Day No. 1 from Heavenly Home: Three American Songs arr. Shawn Kirchner
Beati Omnes Ivo Antognini
The Roof Molly Shaw, piano, & Joel Pattinson, violin Andrea Ramsey
We Are Ysaye M. Barnwell
The Road Home Kelli Ghanati, soloist Stephen Paulus
Son de Camaguey Andrew Hathaway, Brian Kroneman, Benjamin Kuhn Reardon, & Kevin Schieberl, percussion Cuban Folk Song, arr. Stephen Hatfield
Sisi ni moja (We are one) Molly Shaw, piano; Brian Kroneman & Benjamin Kuhn Reardon, tenors Jacob Narverud
Furusato US Premiere Performance Teiichi Okano & Tatsuyuki Takano, arr. Ariel Quintana
Homeless Christina O’Guinn, Jerry-Michael Hernandez, & Keith Byron, soloists Paul Simon & Joseph Shabalala, arr. Kristina Nakagawa
Homeward Bound Galt Johnson, Andrea Bolivar, soloists; Brian Kroneman, Benjamin Kuhn Reardon, & Cody Scott, tenor trio Marta Keen & Gustav Holst, arr. McKay Crockett
Take Me Home Jerry-Michael Hernandez & Jo Taubert, soloists
Andrew Hathaway, percussion
Phil Collins, arr. Galt Johnson
Angel Band No. 2 from Heavenly Home: Three American Songs arr. Shawn Kirchner

Touring the Baltics — June 2018

Touring the Baltics — June 2018

This summer, Resounding Achord (with members of Peninsula Cantare) had the pleasure of joining San José State University and West Valley College singers in the Baltics for an amazing tour of the region and to perform Mozart’s Requiem. We had a great time, and are rejuvenated as we start rehearsing for our 2018-2019 season. Here is a recap of this once in a lifetime tour and our performances.

The trip began in Helsinki, Finland, where we experienced the incredible Sibelius Monument. Born in Finland in 1865, he was most known for his symphonies and tone poems, however there were some great choral works scattered throughout his body of work as well. He died in 1957 and the monument was erected in 1967. The steel pipes in the monument actually sing excerpts from his works. It is surreal!


(Photo by Keith Byron) The Sibelius Monument, by Finnish sculptor Eila Hiltunen, is made of cluster of over 600 steel organ pipes which reach over 27 feet high in places.


(Photo by Dan Hillman) Singing from underneath the Sibelius Monument pipe structure. Amazing acoustics!

Then it was off to Estonia on a ferry. Once we arrived we got straight to rehearsing the Requiem with San José State and West Valley. We immediately knew the sound was glorious! In between rehearsing, we were able to squeeze in some sightseeing in the beautiful Medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia. And the three groups also gave a “spotlight concert” at St John’s church. Tallinn is the best preserved Medieval old town in Europe, and it is easy to see why! In addition, it is home to one of the oldest operating pharmacies in Europe, considered to have opened in the year 1415.


(Photo by David Smith) The three groups and conductors (left to right – Lou De La Rosa, Jeffrey Benson, and Kristina Nakagawa) receiving applause at the end of the concert at St. John’s church.

We witnessed the remnants of Soviet occupation, which was prominent throughout the Baltics and an important, yet tragic, part of their history. At the Song Festival grounds, we stood where the Singing Revolution began which eventually ended the Soviet occupation of the Baltics. In 1988, over 100,000 Estonians gathered under Soviet rule for a music festival that ended with the crowd spontaneously singing Estonian patriotic songs. This first act of peaceful protest started the Singing Revolution that ended in 1991 with the Baltic countries claiming their independence.


(Photo by Dan Hillman) Under the Estonian Song Festival Grounds singing shell.

We performed Mozart’s Requiem to a full house in the Estonia Concert Hall in the middle of Old Town Tallinn. The crowd was so pleased with the performance that they demanded 3 encores. All of the audiences we sang for began clapping so vigorously that when they began to synchronize their claps that meant they wanted an encore. This is not something we were familiar with in America, and we eventually had to call it a night, because we actually ran out of pieces to sing!


(Photo by Steven Moore) During the Mozart Requiem performance in the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn.

To fully immerse ourselves in the local culture, we had the privilege of visiting a children’s home beautifully situated in the heart of the Estonian countryside. We removed a fence from the property and had a great time in the process. After the hard work was done we did a musical exchange where the children sang for us and we sang for them.


(Photo by Michelle Dreyband) Getting rid of the fence buried in vegetation.


(Photo by Dan Hillman) A group photo after our in promptu concert.

After Tallinn, we made our way to Riga by way of the beautiful Baltic coast and stopped for a picnic in a bog along our route. Once in Riga we enjoyed the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture of the city and also saw how the old town rebuilt after bombings during the second World War. We were pleased to join our Latvian choir member, Mara, who sang with us for our concert in Riga.

Our concert in Riga was an exchange with the University of Latvia’s Dziesmuvara mixed choir. The concert ended in a joint performance of Dziedot Dzimu, Dziedot Augu from our Passages concert, roughly translated from Latvian to “I was born to sing and I will always sing.” A sentiment everyone can was able to get behind for our closing tour performance.


(Photo by Dan Hillman) The “Bay Singers” Concert in Riga at St. Peter’s Church.

After Riga we traveled to Vilnius for the conclusion of our tour. We visited the song festival grounds here as well, and we gave an impromptu performance for ourselves and the park-goers who were riding their scooters and bikes in the summer heat.


(Photo by Steven Moore) The Lithuanian Song Festival grounds under the dome.

Having the opportunity to travel abroad while doing something we all love is an incredible privilege. From the drinking songs during dinner to the sky-bar excursions taking in the sunsets at 11pm, we truly had an amazing time ”building community through song” across the globe.

For Love Benefit Concert

For Love Benefit Concert

 

Resounding Achord is proud to participate in the 8th Annual Benefit Concert supporting Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (www.nextdoor.org).

Resounding Achord will be joining other Silicon Valley area choirs including the Orchard City Community Chorus, Rainbow Women’s Chorus, Westmont High Chamber Chorale, Serendipity Choir, Threshold Choir, and Veterans Choir.

March 2, 2018, 7:30pm
Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Avenue, Campbell, CA

Tickets $20

Purchase tickets at the door or at : http://www.orchardcitychorus.org/contributions