Archived Concerts

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.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Resounding Achord Productions is proud to present enRApture, a new ensemble joining our organization! enRApture is comprised of local music professionals and is conducted by Resounding Achord’s Assistant Conductor Andrew Hathaway. 

enRApture debuts on August 8th with their premiere concert, New Beginnings. This program features reflections on the past year of isolation and distancing, and celebrations of coming together once again. Highlights include:

  • Salve Regina by Carlos Cordero, an emotional plea for safety in times of trouble
  • The Elements of the Sun Broke Into Song by Melissa Dunphy, an exciting depiction of the inner workings of Heaven
  • Wipip!!! by Sydney Guillaume, a celebration of life and community

In compliance with RAP’s safety protocols, we will allow a limited number of in-person audience members at this concert. Please reserve tickets to ensure entrance into the venue. For those who would like to view the concert at home, we will also provide a livestream option on our Facebook page.

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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

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

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

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 Pentatonix
featuring Kristen Redaniel
Resounding Achord
Brightest and Best  arr. Shawn Kirchner
Joel Pattison, violin
Lux Aeterna Nicholas Roberto
(world premiere)
In Dulci Jubilo Matthew Culloton
Cody Scott & Albee Mabeza, soloists
The World for Christmas Anders Edenroth
Andrew Hathaway, conductor
Gabby Crolla & Kendra Symonds, soloists
A Child is Born arr. Jeremy Harris
(world premiere)
Caroling, Caroling arr. Michele Weir
Andrew Hathaway, conductor
Resounding Achord & Bay Bells
Gaudete arr. Thomas Juneau
Ringeltanze no. 3: Beautiful Star  arr. Libby Larsen
Kelli Ghanati, Michelle Dreyband, Nick Fortino, & Andrew Hathaway, quartet
I Saw Three Ships arr. Mack Wilberg
Molly Shaw & Jeremy Harris, piano four-hands
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  arr. Patricia A. Sanders
Andrew Hathaway & Albee Mabeza, percussion
Resounding Achord & Bay Bells
Rejoice and Be Merry  John Rutter
Winter Solstice Carol William Beckstrand
Ring Out, Ye Bells!  Marques L. A. Garrett, Samuel Carlton, & Dan Forrest
Andrew Hathaway, cajon
Peace, Peace  arr. Fred Bock
Talia Orsetti Ng, American Sign Language
Allan Hughes, recorder

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