• Season of Hope 2016 Concert Series

    By Diocese of San Jose on December 12, 2016

    “Season of Hope Cathedral Performance Series”
    …A gift from the heart of San José!

    Continuing its history of over 200 years of service, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph presents its 21th annual Season of Hope Performance Series.

    On evenings from December 12th through the 23rd, artists from the Bay Area ranging from, Opera San Jose, California, Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, San Jose Youth Symphony, San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra, San Jose Jazz, San Jose State University Choraliers, Silicon Valley Student Ballet, Celtic Harps, including One Voice an interfaith performance group, Castillero’s award winning Performing Arts Middle School and other premier artists will help inspire over 1000 audience members.

    Performers will present a free 45- 60-minute performance, starting at 7:30 PM.

    Each night a representative from the Cathedral’s Office of Social Ministry will share three minutes reflecting on its work… fostering the spirit of hope every day Monday –Friday providing food, employment, shelter referral, a free Healthcare Clinic in partnership with Gardner Family Healthcare INC., and our Bridges of Hope Re-entry program partnering with Catholic Charities, Recovery Cafe, Department of Justice, and Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services helping to rebuild lives. You our neighbors provide us with the privilege of serving those living on the margins of our society.

    Discover San José’s historic sites and enjoy some of the best restaurants … Take a walk through Christmas in the Park , enjoy a free concert inside the Cathedral, and go ice-skating in the circle of palms located next to the Fairmont.

    A gift from the heart of San José, the Cathedral is a home to everyone!  Its beauty and concern regarding the most vulnerable in our community is a gift of hope, inspiration and joy.

    Monday Dec. 12 San Jose Jazz – All Star Big Band, Conductor, Aaron Lington
    Tuesday   Dec. 13 San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Quartuccio, Conductor
    Wednesday Dec. 14 Castillero Middle School, David Finch, Music Director,
    Michelle Crivello, Dance Director
    Thursday Dec. 15 One Voice, When Jesus was born, Jewish, Muslim Christian Community Choir
    Friday Dec. 16 San Jose Youth Symphony, Yair Samet, Conductor
    Saturday Dec. 17 California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Byung Kim, Conductor
    Sunday Dec. 18 San Jose State University Choraliers, Dr. Jeffrey Benson, Conductor
    Monday Dec. 19 San Jose Symphonic Choir, Conductor, Leroy Kromm
    Tuesday Dec. 20 A Musical Theater Christmas, Tony Eiras and Kevin Surace, Conductors
    Wednesday Dec. 21 Opera San Jose, Larry Hancock, CEO
    Thursday Dec. 22 Silicon Valley Ballet, Director Dalia Rawson
    Friday Dec. 23 Harpers Hall Celtic Harps, Director, Verlene Schermer