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
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)
Resounding 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.
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.
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.
Kristina Nakagawa, conductor, Resounding Achord Lou De La Rosa, conductor, West Valley College Concert Choir Molly Shaw and Esther Archer, collaborative artists
How to Sing Like a Planet
All Star (As an English Madrigal)
Greg Camp, arr. N. Howe
Cody Scott, conductor
For Elise (Not My Niece)
arr. Joseph Hasper
Andrea White & Alissa Yang, duet Andrew Hathaway, vibraphone
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.
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.
Pre-Concert Treat: Directors’ Cut
Andrew Hathaway, Albee Mabeza, Cody Scott, Kevin Schoenfeld
Angels We Have Heard on High
The Secret of Christmas
arr. Jim Clancy
That’s Christmas to Me
featuring Kristen Redaniel
Brightest and Best
arr. Shawn Kirchner
Joel Pattison, violin
In Dulci Jubilo
Cody Scott & Albee Mabeza, soloists
The World for Christmas
Andrew Hathaway, conductor Gabby Crolla & Kendra Symonds, soloists
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
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!
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
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