Performances

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.

 

Resounding Apart

Resounding Apart


In the world of COVID-19, we are unable to sing in-person out of respect for the safety of both our audiences and our singers. To remain connected, we are producing virtual recordings of the choir. Because “virtual choir” didn’t appropriately describe what we have been doing, we have decided to call this series of virtual performances Resounding Apart. Please read about each piece, and click on the episode title to watch them on YouTube. We hope to see you soon!

Resounding Apart: Episode 1

Matthew Culloton’s arrangement of  How Can I Keep From Singing has been an important piece for us since we first performed it in the spring of 2018. Besides Matthew Culloton’s own choir, we are the only group to have access to this particular unaccompanied arrangement. We thought it would be the ideal first episode for Resounding Apart because it expressed how we have all been feeling since quarantine began. We may not be able to sing in person with the people we love, but we can share that same spirit virtually. Please enjoy.

Resounding Apart: Episode 2

“We walk in love, united in purpose. We join our hands and lift up one voice. We speak the truth with strength and compassion, resounding with hope, with courage, and joy.” These are the lyrics from the first verse of We Walk in Love, by Deanna Witkowski.

For this video release, we chose to highlight two organizations that work to promote equality and social justice. We believe that Black Lives Matter, and the ongoing officer-involved shootings and racial injustice in our world cannot go unrecognized. We ask that you consider donating the cost of a concert ticket to one (or both) of these wonderful organizations.

The San Jose African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) is the only multi-service African American Center in Northern California. They take pride in their multi-focused pillars of education, health & wellness, economic development, social services, and family resources.

The Equal Justice Initiative was founded over 30 years ago by Bryan Stevenson, the author of “Just Mercy,” and this organization is committed to changing the narrative about race in America.

Resounding Apart: Episode 3

Love Is, by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, uses text from 1 Corinthians, paired with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s famous 2016 Tony Awards speech.

To complement this video release, we are proud to amplify the work of the LGBTQ Youth Space. The Youth Space was established in 2008, and is a program of Family & Chidren Services of Silicon Valley, a division of Caminar. The Youth Space provides a confidential drop-in center and free counseling services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally youth and young adults, ages 13-25, who live in Santa Clara County.

Resounding Apart: Episode 4

In 2018, our very own Galt Johnson arranged Phil Collins’ Take Me Home for Resounding Achord’s concert of the same name.

We are proud to honor Galt’s wishes to amplify the work of the Billy deFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center, established in 1981. As Resounding Achord continues to build our community through song, we recognize that there is both beauty and great strength in diversity. “The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center strives to be the community’s premier resource hub and a recognized leader in promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness.”

Resounding Achord Caroling

Resounding Achord Caroling

Make your Holiday Party a Resounding Success
with Caroling by Resounding Achord

Four to twenty-four seasoned carolers will serenade your guests with your favorite holiday tunes in four-part harmony. Our amazing singers will enhance any gathering with a fun and festive atmosphere. We are available for events in the greater Bay Area and Santa Cruz locale.

Rates start at $100 and depend on the duration of the event and the number of singers participating. Non-profit discounts are available.

For more information or to ask about our availability, contact caroling@resoundingachord.org or call 650-787-8537.