Author: Jan Clayton

Jubilation

Jubilation

Celebrating Our Future

Jubilation /ˌjo͞obəˈlāSH(ə)n/ noun a feeling of great happiness and triumph

For the closing concert of our Season of Celebration, we look toward our future and the next 10 years of Resounding Achord Productions. Join Resounding Achord and Pariter in San Jose or Los Altos for a program that features works by Susan LaBarr, Orlando Gibbons, and Carlos Cordero with a brand new commissioned work by Kendrick Huynh in honor of our 10th season. A happy triumph, indeed!

May 13, 2023, 7:30 pm
St Francis Episcopal Church
1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, USA

May 14, 2023, 4:00 pm
Los Altos United Methodist Church
655 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024, USA

Tickets will be going on sale soon.

Adults: $20 online; $25 at the door
College Students: $10 online and at the door
18 and under: Free

Choral Cultural Exchange

Choral Cultural Exchange

Resounding Achord Productions’ mission is to create a thriving and welcoming artistic community through musical accessibility, community involvement, and educational outreach. Outreach, we feel, is critical to building our community, and we are constantly looking for new outreach avenues. One of our singing members came to us with an idea to create a program that brings together choral organizations from many different ethnic communities to share in a day of song, and we are excited to bring her idea to life.

Resounding Achord Productions will select 5-6 choirs from diverse ethnic backgrounds for this event. Each choir will share 10 minutes of music, and all choirs will combine for at least one piece as the concert finale. The choirs will have social time available during the day to share their musical and cultural interests.

Friends and family members of the choirs are welcome to attend the performance — their admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted to help offset the cost of the event. Preregistration of general audience members is requested.

When: March 18, 2023
1:30 – 3:00 warm ups and socializing
3:00 pm performance

Location: St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Avenue, San Jose, CA

Carols & Cocoa

Carols & Cocoa

Join us for all the warm and cozy feelings as we get into the holiday spirit while also celebrating what makes us special: our beloved community! This fan-favorite event will include holiday choral favorites voted on by our audiences from Resounding Achord, along with sets of music from Pariter and special guests Chromatic Convergence.

While you’re there, grab a cookie and a cup of hot cocoa, take a family picture in our holiday photo booth, and be delighted with songs of the season.

Date: Sunday, December 18th, 3:00 pm
Location: St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Avenue, San José, CA

Cost: (online and door prices are the same)

  • Children 18 and under: Free
  • College students: $10
  • Adults: $25

COVID Mitigation Procedures: Medical-grade air filters will be running during the concert. For the safety of the performers, masks are required for all audience members. COVID vaccinations, including available booster doses, are highly encouraged.

Can’t make it to San Jose? Watch our concert live at https://youtu.be/VuLZ3CX6YQg.

10th Anniversary Concert

10th Anniversary Concert

Resounding Achord Productions is turning 10! This special event featured both Resounding Achord and Pariter. It raised funds for our honor choir scholarship programs. It featured music selected by our singers and community members from past concert programs. A wine and dessert reception immediately followed the performance.

Date: October 22, 2022, 7:00 pm
Location: St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Avenue, San Jose, CA

 

Chromatic Convergence Showcase

Chromatic Convergence Showcase

Come see Chromatic Convergence and Resounding Achord Productions’s own Pariter in this choral music showcase from many different backgrounds: Pop and R&B to Barbershop and Folk music.

Selections include Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra, Underneath the Stars by Mariah Carey, and It’s All Coming Back to Me Now by Celine Dion. We hope you can take some time on Fathers Day to join us for this showcase of Bay Area vocal talent.

Date:        Sunday, June 19, 2022, 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Cost:        Free ($10 suggested donation)

Pre-registration is not required; tickets will be available the day of the concert at the venue.

COVID Mitigation Procedures:

Face masks will be required for audience members at all times. Vaccination and boosters against Covid-19 are strongly encouraged, but not required for entry.  All singers will be masked.

For the Earth

For the Earth


For the Earth celebrates the gifts that our natural world provides to us, and encourages our entire community to think critically about what we can do to preserve the environment and combat climate change through music.

Resounding Achord and Pariter will join together for a program that includes classic works by Johannes Brahms, Randall Thompson, Lili Boulanger, and Orlando di Lasso paired with contemporary pieces by Andrea Ramsey, Joshua Shank, Reena Esmail, Marques L.A. Garrett, and Larry Farrow.

We are excited to partner with the Action for the Climate Emergency to spotlight the amazing work that they do to educate about the dangers of climate change and help people to stand up and say #NowOrNever to our nation’s elected officials and corporations.

When: June 5, 2022, 3:00 pm
Location: St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Avenue, San Jose, CA

12th Annual For Love Benefit Concert

12th Annual For Love Benefit Concert

Resounding Achord is once again honored to perform in the For Love benefit concert for Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (NDS).  NDS is the premier domestic violence agency in Santa Clara County. It is the only stand-alone domestic violence agency and the largest provider of these services. Since 1971, NDS has helped thousands of survivors and families move out of crisis and violence and into safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.

Resounding Achord will be joined by:

  • Orchard City Community Chorus
  • San Jose Military Veteran’s Chorus
  • Rainbow Women’s Chorus
  • Serendipity

Date: March 18, 2022, 7:30 pm
Location: Livestreamed only

More information soon. All concert proceeds are donated to Next Door Solutions.​​​​​​

Holidays in the Hall

Holidays in the Hall

Holidays in the Hall is a lighthearted program filled with holiday favorites and a carol sing-along. Resounding Achord is the primary choir singing at this event, but a special guest ensemble, Chromatic Convergence, which offers a unique blend of contemporary a cappella and vocal jazz music, also participated

View this concert as our guest on YouTube

The Gathering

The Gathering

Pariter is Latin for “equally” or “together.” In August, conductor Albee Mabeza recruited a fine group of tenors and basses from all over the Bay Area, including many singers from the Resounding Achord community, to join this new group.

The Gathering seemed to be an appropriate title for Pariter’s first concert, which will spotlight a variety of repertoire written for tenor-bass ensembles. Pariter’s gathering includes many different genres, from a Renaissance piece by Hans Leo Hassler, to an arrangement of “I Will Go Sailing No More” in the barbershop style from the beloved film Toy Story. They will even tell the story of a legendary Ghanian dance contest, where the fleshiest part of the chicken is the prize.

Date: October 23, 2021 at 3 pm
Location: St. Francis Episcopal Church (Willow Glen), 1205 Pine Ave, San José.
Cost of Admission: Free (a $10 donation would be greatly appreciated)

Together

Together

Together— A celebration of music composed by American minoritiesResounding Achord is proud to present a program that celebrates our return to in-person singing with music by minority composers of all kinds, including women, immigrants, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. Each piece focuses on the pursuits of life that bring us all together. Selections include a new composition by Carlos Cordero, “¡Ayúdame! (Venezuelan Plea for Life),” Tesfa Wondemagegnehu’s beautiful “Love Is,” and the celebratory “On This Road” by Andrea Ramsey.

Together we breathe, we worship, we join, we understand. We persevere, we nurture, we hurt, we heal. We play, and we love. Together.

This concert was performed on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at First Congregational Church in Palo Alto, and Sunday, November 14, 2021 at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Jose. A video recording of the Sunday performance is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtJVwM_cI2U.

Click here for the full concert program.