Chorale Repertory
Chorale Repertory


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.

Chorale's Repertory

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. 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)
  • Bacalov:  Misa Tango (2017)
  • 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: Regina Coeli (2015)
  • Mozart: Requiem (2006, 2017)
  • Mozart: Vesparae Solennes de confessore (2010)
  • Orff: Carmina Burana (2014)
  • Poulenc: Gloria (2004)
  • Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2016)
  • Rutter: Gloria (2006, 2010)
  • Rutter: Magnificat (2014)
  • Verdi: Requiem (2007, 2013)
  • Wagner: Choruses from Lohengrin, Tannhauser & Die Meistersinger Listen
  • Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music (2013, 2015)
  • 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
  • Brahms: Nanie
  • Brahms: Requiem
  • Brahms: Schicksalslied
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Holst: Planets
  • Lizst: Faust Symphony
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 3
  • Mozart: Mass in C Major - Coronation
  • Mozart: Requiem
  • 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.

    " 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: Orff's Carmina Burana, with the Ballet San Jose.
    Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
  • Verdi: Aida (concert version)
  • Verdi: Requiem

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
  • Poulenc: Gloria

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
  • Mozart: Requiem

With the Sonos Handbell Ensemble

  • Ludtke: Christmas Suite (2011)

A cappella

  • Gavrillin: Chimes
  • Ippolitov-Ivanov: All-Night Vigil (2011)
  • Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil and Liturgy (2008)

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)


With Latino guitars and drums

  • Ramirez: Misa Criolla (2007)
  • Ramirez: Navidad Nuestra (2006)

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