Shiny Spaces! Pop-Up Concerts by the Vivace Tour Choir
Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

Shiny Spaces! Pop-Up Concerts by the Vivace Tour Choir

Join us for a musical journey through unconventional performance spaces in Downtown San Jose on Make Music Day, sponsored by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs.

Stop List/Approximate Times

Stop 1/11:00 AM: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Atrium

Stop 2/11:45 AM: Paseo de San Antonio near the Fairmont

Stop 3/12:00 PM: The Tech Interactive, Atrium

Stop 4/12:40 PM: Jay Paul Co. (Silicon Valley Business Journal & other businesses), 125 S. Market St.

Stop 5/1:00 PM: Jay Paul Co. (CityView Plaza & surrounding courtyards), 125 S. Market St.

Stop 6/1:30 PM: Downtown Farmers Market, 145 W Santa Clara

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Leonard Bernstein's MASS with SJSU School of Music & Dance
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Leonard Bernstein's MASS with SJSU School of Music & Dance

Leonard Bernstein’s MASS tells the story of a community experiencing a crisis of faith. The MASS seeks answers to what happens when our systems fail us, from our religious institutions, to our leaders in government, to our belief in ourselves.  Equal parts rock concert, story-telling theater, and modern symphony, the MASS creates an experience that defies categorization.   

The SJSU School of Music and Dance production brings together over two hundred musicians and dancers to ask these questions, presenting a unique and extraordinary production at the Hammer Theater. 

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Leonard Bernstein's MASS with SJSU School of Music & Dance
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Leonard Bernstein's MASS with SJSU School of Music & Dance

Leonard Bernstein’s MASS tells the story of a community experiencing a crisis of faith. The MASS seeks answers to what happens when our systems fail us, from our religious institutions, to our leaders in government, to our belief in ourselves.  Equal parts rock concert, story-telling theater, and modern symphony, the MASS creates an experience that defies categorization.   

The SJSU School of Music and Dance production brings together over two hundred musicians and dancers to ask these questions, presenting a unique and extraordinary production at the Hammer Theater. 

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Children's Choral Festival
May
4
12:30 PM12:30

Children's Choral Festival

Elementary choirs from San Francisco, the East Bay and the Peninsula come together to pursue choral excellence with visiting choral clinicians. An annual event with partners, the Northern California Kodály Association of Music Educators (NCAKE). Vivace’s own Intermediate Choir will be participating under Director Jay Jordana. Performances are free and open to the public.

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Songs of the Season: Teen Ensembles' Winter Concert
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Songs of the Season: Teen Ensembles' Winter Concert

  • Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (map)
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Featuring

Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols

and other songs from around the world

Under the direction of Peggy Spool (Artistic Director and Teen Women's Ensemble Director) and Albee Mabeza (Teen Men's and A Cappella Ensembles), Vivace's Teen Ensembles present their annual winter concert with special guest appearances by Crystal Steinke (harp) and Luis Lechuga (clarinet).

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Willow Glen Open House
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Willow Glen Open House

All are welcome to participate in our interactive look into Vivace's music education program. A wonderful time for young students to explore music and their own unique and individual voice. Meet our great team of music teachers and enjoy an afternoon with our community.

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East San Jose Open House
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

East San Jose Open House

All are welcome to participate in our interactive look into Vivace's music education program. A wonderful time for young students to explore music and their own unique and individual voice. Meet our great team of music teachers and enjoy an afternoon with our community.

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Scenes from Rootabaga Country
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Scenes from Rootabaga Country

Vivace's Opera Workshop presents scenes from "Rootabaga Country," an opera by composer and librettist Rachel J. Peters. Based on Carl Sandburg's beloved "Rootabaga Stories," the opera journeys into the American heartland with a cast of whimsical, magical characters. Follow the family of Gimme The Ax and his two children, Please Gimme and Ax Me No Questions, as they go on wild adventures, make new friends, and learn about the power of love and inclusiveness. "Rootabaga Country" is an American fairytale for all ages!

Tickets only available at the door. $15 - Adults; $10 - Students; $5 - Vivace Students & Alums

Peggy Spool, Music Director; Layna Chianakas, Stage Director; Albee Mabeza, Vocal Coach

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Scenes from Rootabaga Country
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Scenes from Rootabaga Country

Vivace's Opera Workshop presents scenes from "Rootabaga Country," an opera by composer and librettist Rachel J. Peters. Based on Carl Sandburg's beloved "Rootabaga Stories," the opera journeys into the American heartland with a cast of whimsical, magical characters. Follow the family of Gimme The Ax and his two children, Please Gimme and Ax Me No Questions, as they go on wild adventures, make new friends, and learn about the power of love and inclusiveness. "Rootabaga Country" is an American fairytale for all ages!

Tickets only available at the door. $15 - Adults; $10 - Students; $5 - Vivace Students & Alums

Peggy Spool, Music Director; Layna Chianakas, Stage Director; Albee Mabeza, Vocal Coach

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Songs of Life: San Jose Wind Symphony, Diamond Jubilee
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Songs of Life: San Jose Wind Symphony, Diamond Jubilee

Layna Chianakas, soprano

Vivace Youth Chorus, Peggy Spool, director

SJWS celebrates the return of spring by welcoming back Layna Chianakas and Vivace Youth Chorus, performing works by Percy Grainger, Richard Strauss and Johan de Meij. “Only to children children sing, Only to youth will spring be spring." –Emerson

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WHIFFENPOOFS in concert with Vivace Teen Ensembles
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

WHIFFENPOOFS in concert with Vivace Teen Ensembles

THE WHIFFENPOOFS ARE COMING TO SAN JOSE!!!! 
America's Oldest Collegiate A Cappella Group will be joining our Teen Ensemble.

Check out one of their selections for the TV Show, The Sing-Off here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE5eye0eiYA

Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory's Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale's most celebrated traditions.

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Winter's Gifts: The Choral Project, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, & Vivace Youth Chorus
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Winter's Gifts: The Choral Project, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, & Vivace Youth Chorus

A festive evening of seasonal music with The Choral Project and San José Chamber Orchestra, featuring special guests Vivace Youth Chorus and Bay Area vocal favorite Juanita Harris. With family in mind, the program features works from several faith traditions and cultures around the globe. 
 
Conductors Daniel Hughes and Barbara Day Turner collaborate to create this very special concert which has become a Bay Area holiday tradition in the breathtaking acoustics of Mission Santa Clara de Asís!

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Winter's Gifts: The Choral Project, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, & Vivace Youth Chorus
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Winter's Gifts: The Choral Project, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, & Vivace Youth Chorus

A festive evening of seasonal music with The Choral Project and San José Chamber Orchestra, featuring special guests Vivace Youth Chorus and Bay Area vocal favorite Juanita Harris. With family in mind, the program features works from several faith traditions and cultures around the globe. 
 
Conductors Daniel Hughes and Barbara Day Turner collaborate to create this very special concert which has become a Bay Area holiday tradition in the beautiful sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto!

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Winterscapes: Youth Winter Concert
Dec
16
1:30 PM13:30

Winterscapes: Youth Winter Concert

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Saturday, December, 16, 2017 | 1:30 pm

1100 Shasta Avenue | San Jose, CA 95126 | Westminster Presbyterian Church

Featured Composers: Claude Debussy, Stephen Hatfield, Petr Eben, and Vera Kistler, as well as carols and folk songs from the Philippines, Norway, Germany, Japan and Israel.

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Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Vivace Opera Performance: Brundibár

Vivace Youth Chorus presents Brundibár by Hans Krása

Synopsis

Aninka and Pepicek go to the market to get some milk for their sick mother. As they don’t have any money, they decide to follow the example of the organ grinder, Brundibár – people throw coins in his hat when he makes music. Aninka and Pepicek sing their favourite song but nobody listens to them. When they try to draw attention to themselves, they are chased away from the market for being a nuisance. It is almost dusk. Aninka and Pepicek don’t know what to do. How can they sing louder than the bad old organ grinder with their small voices? Lots of children must sing – that might work. At this cue, a dog, a cat, and a sparrow are on the spot and promise to help. The next morning, the animals round up all the children in town, who make a large choir. The plan succeeds: their singing is louder than the barrel organ, the people listen, and soon Pepicek’s cap is full of coins. Suddenly, Brundibár appears, grabs the cap from Pepicek, and tries to run away with the money. However, he is only one against many and he doesn’t stand a chance. The children celebrate their victory and the choir sings of friendship and support for each other. (Boosey & Hawkes)

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Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Vivace Opera Performance: Brundibár

Vivace Youth Chorus presents Brundibár by Hans Krása

Synopsis

Aninka and Pepicek go to the market to get some milk for their sick mother. As they don’t have any money, they decide to follow the example of the organ grinder, Brundibár – people throw coins in his hat when he makes music. Aninka and Pepicek sing their favourite song but nobody listens to them. When they try to draw attention to themselves, they are chased away from the market for being a nuisance. It is almost dusk. Aninka and Pepicek don’t know what to do. How can they sing louder than the bad old organ grinder with their small voices? Lots of children must sing – that might work. At this cue, a dog, a cat, and a sparrow are on the spot and promise to help. The next morning, the animals round up all the children in town, who make a large choir. The plan succeeds: their singing is louder than the barrel organ, the people listen, and soon Pepicek’s cap is full of coins. Suddenly, Brundibár appears, grabs the cap from Pepicek, and tries to run away with the money. However, he is only one against many and he doesn’t stand a chance. The children celebrate their victory and the choir sings of friendship and support for each other. (Boosey & Hawkes)

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