The Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, with a history dating from May 1986, has performed with a wide range of musical groups and orchestras throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We list below the major pieces that the Chorale has performed over its long history.
With Symphony Silicon Valley
Reviews from the press (performances with the symphony)
"Elena Sharkova's Symphony Chorale, nearly 90 strong, was far beyond the level of the community chorus, fulfilling its huge role with strength and feeling. It played a focal role in the climax to the SSV's fifth Season."
Paul Hertlendy April 9, 2007. Artssf.com Verdi's Requiem, William Boughton conducting.
"The Chorale, directed by Elena Sharkova, was especially spirited, with a sparkling blended sound."
Richard Scheinin, June 7, 2009. The Mercury News, Haydn's Lord Nelson's Mass, Jane Glover conducting.
Alsop, Christianson, Anderson: Too Hot To Handel (2013)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2008, 2012)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (2007)
Brahms: German Requiem (2011)
Brahms: Schicksalslied (2008)
Britten: Festival Te Deum (2011)
Copland: Old American Songs (2009)
Handel: Messiah (excerpts, 2007)
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass (2009)
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2013)
Mozart: Requiem (2006)
Mozart: Vesparae Solennes de confessore (2010)
Orff: Carmina Burana (2014)
Poulenc: Gloria (2004)
Verdi: Requiem (2007, 2013)
Wagner: Choruses from Lohengrin, Tannhauser & Die Meistersinger Listen
Vaughan Williams:Serenade to Music (2013)
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem, Five Mystical Songs (2012)
With local ensembles
Conrad Susa: Carols and Lullabies (2012)
Randall Thompson: Frostiana (2006, 2012)
Will Todd: Mass in Blue (2010, 2011,2012)
Will Todd: Songs of Love (2012)
With San Jose Symphony
Bach: B Minor Mass
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Lizst: Faust Symphony
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Mozart: Mass in C Major - Coronation
Orff: Carmina Burana
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2
More reviews from the press
"RACHMANINOFF's VESPERS PERFORMED WITH LOVE...Elena Sharkova has clearly instilled her singers with a thirst to understand this complex setting of music...the ensemble sang as on a mission, so much so that the work, unfolding in 15 movements, at times permeated the church like incense."
Richard Scheinin, May 20, 2008. The Mercury News, Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil, Elena Sharkova conducting.
"...in this cosmically carnal design were the vocal forces of the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale...whose incantations were never less than letter perfect, beautifully modulated to enhance the words of those worldly monks..."
Dr. Gary Lemco, Dec 19, 2007. The Classical Music Guide: classicalmusicguide.com. Orff's Carmina Burana, with the Ballet San Jose.
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Verdi: Aida (concert version)
With Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Orff: Carmina Burana (2007)
Nielsen: Out of Africa
With the Mission Chamber Orchestra
Bruckner: Te Deum
With the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
Bloch: Sacred Service
With the Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra
Bach: St. Matthew's Passion
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart: C minor Mass
With the Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Ludtke: Christmas Suite (2011)
Ippolitov-Ivanov: All-Night Vigil (2011)
Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil and Liturgy (2008)
With the San Jose Brass Quintet
Rutter: Gloria (2006, 2010)
Enjoy this interview!
Maestra Elena talks about our 2008 performance of A Carribean Mass.
With the CSM Panhandlers Steel Drum Band
McLure: St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass (2008)