Chorale News

What's "Too Hot to Handel" you ask? Here's Colorado Symphony and Chorus performing it. We perform it December 14 during our holiday concert "Carols in the California." See you there!

Too Hot To Handel promo
4-minute promo of the Too Hot To Handel performance on December 17, 2010 with the Colorado Symphony and Chorus, Marin Alsop conductor. Video by Russ Wiltse.
Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale is NOT Too Hot To Handel. Swinging gospel rehearsals stated earlier this month and we are so excited. The Carols is going to be HOT this year!

with Will Todd

Mass in Blue June 16, 2012
with Will Todd
Auditions are THIS TUESDAY. Interested singers should email me at to schedule a time. Join us for our amazing 2013/2014 season!
I am scheduling audition times for new singers on August 27. Message me now to save a spot for you or a friend.
- David, Chorale Manager
Now's your chance...


  • From the Met to Broadway
    7:00 pm May 31, 2014

    An Opera and Musical Theatre Chorus spectacular!

  • Carols in the California
    7:00 pm December 13, 2014

  • The Bells
    8:00 pm May 9, 2015
    2:30 pm May 10, 2015

    This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, & D.

  • Elgar & Schumann
    8:00 pm June 6, 2015
    2:30 pm June 7, 2015

    This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, E, & F.

Elena Sharkova, Director

Elena Sharkova, Artistic Director


Ms. Sharkova has held faculty positions at Western Michigan University and St. Petersburg State Conservatory and San Jose State University.


Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale


Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale performs masterworks and more contemporary music with the symphony, as well as a wide range of pieces, from jazz to liturgical and everything in between, with smaller instrumental groups and a capella, in San Jose and peninsula locations in the San Francisco Bay area.

Maestra Sharkova, who directs the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and the the Cantabile Youth Singers, is an internationally recognized conductor, lecturer and master teacher.

© 2014 Symphony Silicon Valley
P.O. Box 790, San Jose, CA 95106-0790
325 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone or Fax: (408) 286-2600

Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José