Serenade to Music

Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Mission Santa Clara
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Concert Length
Approx. 1 hr 30 min.


  • Elena Sharkova, Conductor
    Symphony San Jose Chorale
    musicians of Symphony San Jose
    Chad Somers, tenor
    Glenn Healy, bass


  • Myroslav Skoryk


  • Gabriel Faure


  • Giacomo Puccini

    Messa di Gloria

About This Performance

Symphony San Jose Chorale marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of Giacomo Puccini, one of the most celebrated opera composers, with a concert featuring the composer's only major sacred work - Messa di Gloria. The program also includes Gabriel Faure's Pavane that evokes the elegant Spanish court dance of the same name while tugging at our heartstrings with its haunting theme and mesmerizing orchestral writing. The concert opens with Melody by Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk, a piece often described as the spiritual hymn of Ukraine.