Schola Cantorum, Inc. Overview
Programs: Schola presents a season of eight performances each year featuring masterpieces from the choral repertoire, new works by major composers and works from different cultural traditions.
Our outreach programs include Summer Sings, a series of sing-along events for adults; Preludes, a pre-concert talks series; and our famous Messiah Sing, which has become a 34-year old Bay Area tradition.
Youth outreach programs include Kids sings, a summer series of weekly informal singing workshops for children, and Voices In Harmony, an in-school teaching and performance project. We also offer free concert tickets for high school students, free access to our extensive music library for over 50 community and school music groups, and at least one collaborative concert with a youth or community music group each season.
Schola welcomes just over 6,000 audience members each year to our concert performances and outreach programs.
Schola Cantorum was founded in 1964 and has presented numerous world premieres including Libby Larsen s Missa Gaia, Mass for the Earth (1992) and Joseph Jenning s Walk With Me (1998). Schola presented the San Francisco Bay Area s first Messiah Sing in 1966.