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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.

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

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

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

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

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

A Musicale Fundraiser

A Musicale Fundraiser

Join Resounding Achord and friends for a fun evening of music, dessert, wine, coffee, and tea. This musicale-style performance will feature solos and small group numbers by Resounding Achord singers along with student groups and soloists who are past Honor Choir Scholarship recipients. All proceeds from this event will benefit the 2017-18 scholarships for the California Choral Director’s Association Regional and All-State Honor Choirs.

Come share this special evening with us and find out why our Honor Choir Scholarship program is one of our most popular and successful outreach programs.

St. Francis Episcopal Church of Willow Glen,
1205 Pine Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

Please purchase tickets by October 1, 2017. Refreshments are included in the price of admission. And, if you have any issues purchasing tickets, please contact tickets@resoundingachord.org.

Adults $50
Students $35
Purchase Tickets

Resounding Joy

Resounding Joy

Get into the holiday spirit by attending this festive concert of music for choir and pipe organ, featuring organist Michael Burroughs.

The program includes Kim André Arnesen’s transcendent “Magnificat” with soprano soloist Danielle Marie, along with inventive arrangements of holiday favorites by Healey Willan, David Willcocks, and John Rutter.

Join us for this festive concert featuring the incredible organ at:
First Congregational Church 
1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA.

Resounding Joy

Kristina Nakagawa, conductor, Resounding Achord
Michael Burroughs, organ

Prelude and Fugue in f minor, BWV 534 J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Hodie, Christus natus est Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Magnificat Kim André Arnesen (b.1980)
Danielle Marie, soprano
Annie Yung, soprano
INTERMISSION
In Dir ist Freude Giovanni Gastoldi (1554-1609)
Improvisation on “In Thee is Gladness” Michael Burkhardt (b. 1957)
A Babe is Born William Mathias (1934-1992)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel arr. Allan Robert Petker (b. 1955)
Ding dong! Merrily on High arr. David Willcocks (1919-2015)
The Wexford Carol arr. Douglas E. Wagner (b.1952)
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming arr. Bradley Nelson (b. 1962)
Christina Galisatus, french horn
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella arr. Peter Latona (b. 1968)
Silent Night Franz Xaver Gruber (1787–1863), arr. Sandra Peter
Away in a Manger arr. Antony Baldwin (b. 1957)
Joy to the World arr. John Rutter (b. 1945)

Passages

Passages

Join Resounding Achord for this dynamic program of music from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and America. The concert will include Kristina Vasiliauskaite’s Missa Brevis in Honorem Beata Maria Virginis, Eriks Esenvalds’ “Amazing Grace,” and two rousing spiritual arrangements by Stacey V. Gibbs.

Passages

Kristina Nakagawa, conductor, Resounding Achord

Our Journey Clive Blake
Katherine Doar, Doug Byron, & Alison Schultz
Riga Dimd arr. Jānis Cimze
Latvian Folk Tune
Dziedot Dzimu, Dziedot Augu arr. Alfrēds Klaniņš
Latvian Folk Tune
Music Walter de la Mare
Molly Shaw, Monica Bacon-Proctor, & Peggy Spool
Muusika Pärt Uusberg
Missa Brevis in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginis Kristina Vasiliauskaite
Kyrie
Gloria
Sanctus, Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Someone Like You Lang Leav
Galt Johnson
Tykus, Tykus Vaclovas Augustinas
Latvian Folk Tune
INTERMISSION
In Meeting We are Blessed Troy D. Robertson
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Charles H. Gabriel, arr. Paul Rardin
Jo Taubert, Christina O’Guinn, & Kyla Blili, trio
Down by the Riverside arr. Stacey V. Gibbs
Traditional Spiritual
Your Freedom Marian
Annie Yung & Pauli Wilhelmsen
Amazing Grace Traditional Hymn, arr. Ēriks Ešenvalds
Andrea Bolivar & Michelle Dreyband, soloists
Some Fill With Each Good Rain Andrea White & Talia Orsetti-Ng
Hafiz
Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan, arr. Chris Ng
Happiness Alfred D. Souza
Maly Hughes
Way Over in Beulah Lan’ arr. Stacey V. Gibbs
Traditional Spiritual