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Sing with Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale. We are scheduling auditions for new singers NOW! Season features Rachmaninoff’s "The Bells," the world premier of Pablo Furman’s "Overture for Orchestra and Choir" and Vaughn Williams "Serenade To Music." Tell a friend today!

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The 2013-2014 season is shaping up to be very exciting. It will start with the annual holiday favorite Carols at the California, this year featuring Too Hot To Handel, a thrilling, dynamic jazz-gospel Messiah. In the spring we'll perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with Symphony Silicon Valley, condu…

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Just thinking back on our wonderful May concert, and found myself humming The Humming Chorus. So beautiful. If you are in need of a moment of respite, listen up.


We had our awesome dress rehearsal last night. Our orchestra sounds WAY better than these guys (but, sorry, they just aren't as cute). Join us tonight for From the Met to Broadway!

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Thanks for this, Smithsonian
Stay healthy: make and/or listen to music.

Music as Medicine?
Much research has confirmed that music has psychological and physiological effects. While medical imaging can now show some of the changes in the brains of people listening to Beethoven or Elvis, the ways music works on us remain largely elusive.
Which song is it for you? Most of the time I have "climb the mountains" on repeat...

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A happy, lyriical, Mother's Day to all who have ever had Mothers, who are Mothers, and who, most of all, just really appreciate Mothers.


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

    A Family Holiday Tradition! Artistic Director Elena Sharkova and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale present the 10th Annual Carols in the California, an exciting and festive program!  Come for the traditional sing-along of your favorite carols and prepare to be dazzled by the 2014 version of “Twelve Days of Silicon Valley Christmas”, all in the warm glow of the California Theatre.

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

    Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale figures throughout our May program, all under Maestro Vajda’s brilliant leadership. Local composer Pablo Furman’s premiere introduces the ‘bell’ motif with the choral voices. Debussy’s Nocturnes treats women’s voices as instruments, blending them with the orchestra to evoke the shifting sea.  Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Bells, which evokes changing bell-tones using the melody of words, inspired Rachmaninoff’s brilliant adaptation - a choral symphony that was his favorite of all his works.

  • 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.

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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