San Antonio Choral Society
Serving as San Antonio’s premier community choir, the Choral Society comprises more than 80 voices and performs four to five major concerts each season. The main ensemble prepares masterworks and major repertoire from a broad range of styles and time periods. Always unique and challenging, their season concerts are performed with professionalism and passion. The choir focuses on classical, contemporary, and culturally diverse music and enjoys collaborating with other performing groups in the community. Recently, the Choral Society has performed such choral masterworks as Mozart’s Requiem and “Great” Mass in C Minor, Handel’s Messiah, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Duruflé’s Requiem, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, Lauridsen’s Lux aeterna, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Honegger’s Une cantate de Noël, Corigliano’s Fern Hill, Britten’s St. Nicolas, and premiered several new commissions. Pops concerts have included music from the Beatles, Hollywood movie classics, Gilbert and Sullivan, Jazz favorites, and the Broadway stage.
Sonoro was formed in 2017-2018 and is a 24-member mixed-voice ensemble drawing talent from the ranks of the Choral Society. The chamber choir serves as an outreach of the Choral Society and offers individuals with advanced musical skills an opportunity for further growth. Performing more specialized repertoire, Sonoro is featured on season concerts as well as at its own performances, such as appearances in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and with the Heart of Texas Concert Band.