Stanford Symphonic Chorus


Memorial Church evening. Photo by R. A. Wilson. 31Mar

First Rehearsal The Holy City: A Festival of English Music

7:15 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall; registration starts at 6:00


Performance: The Holy City: A Festival of English Music

7:30 p.m. Memorial Church




The Chorus

Performance of Beethoven's Mass in C, 27 February 2010. Photo by R. A. Wilson.

The Stanford Symphonic Chorus is a group of approximately 180 students, faculty, staff, and members of the community led by Director of Music and Conductor Stephen Sano. The Chorus generally performs three works a year, one each academic quarter. Each performance typically features a large choral work, and includes other choral or instrumental pieces. See our Performances page for information about past performances.


Professor Sano will be on sabbatical for the 2013-2014 academic year and has invited three outstanding conductors to direct the Symphonic Chorus during his leave: Fall 2013: Jameson Marvin, Director of Choral Activities, Emeritus, at Harvard University; Winter 2014: Amy Hunn, Director of the Stanford Summer Chorus and Director of the chamber choir Collage; Spring 2014: Craig Jessop, Dean of the Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University, and Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 1999-2008. We look forward to an exciting year of music-making with these stellar conductors!

Spring 2014 Concert

The Chancel and Crossing of Tintern Abbey, Looking towards the East Window, 1794 by J.M.W.Turner, pencil and watercolor on paper

The Stanford Symphonic Chorus, directed by Craig Jessop, performs music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. The Holy City: A Festival of English Choral Music will be performed in collaboration with the Stanford Chamber Chorale and Ragazzi Boys Chorus, with Kenneth Goodson, baritone.

Performance at Memorial Church on Friday 16 May 2014, 7:30 p.m.