2018 The Baltics
An exciting trip is in the works for Summer of 2018, again through Perform International, going to Lithuania, Estonia and hopefully Latvia! We are excited about the trip, which will have some overlap with the SJSU Choraliers, but also will have separate time and concerts. The basic program is called Baltic Sings! Stay tuned for more news..
2017 Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
An unexpected opportunity came to the group, through a touch of “grace”! Some members of Peninsula Cantare performed Fauré‘s Requiem in D minor as a part of the Manhattan Concert Production’s “Cathedral Series“.
2017 Carnegie Hall, New York City
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. And because Dr. Benson was asked to lead the Masterwork Festival Chorus and National Festival Chorus in a performance of Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” , a small group from the Cantare took advantage of this opportunity!
Members of Peninsula Cantare joined with San Jose State University choirs in a tour of Ireland, performing Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at the “Limerick Sings” Festival, in a tour orchestrated by Perform International.
We joined voices with choral groups from California, Texas, Sweden and Ireland, in various venues across Limerick City, such as St. Mary’s Cathedral. In between rehearsals, we took an excursion to the Cliffs of Moher, wandered through ancient castle grounds, kissed the Blarney Stone, sang for the Lord Mayor of Dublin fun, and enjoyed fabulous Irish Music and Dance .
Peninsula Cantare and Masterworks Chorale combined to form the “San Francisco Bay Chorale” for concerts in Manaus, Brasilia, Ouro Preto, Petropolis, Iguaçu and Rio de Janeiro.
2001 Germany, France, and Spain
Peninsula Cantare and the Northern California Chamber Chorale combined to form the “Northern California Chorale” to tour Germany, France, and Spain. The chorale participated in Mass at the Strasbourg Cathedral and gave concerts in Niederfischbach, Germany, Strasbourg, Thônes, and Avignon, France, Ajaccio, Corsica, and Barcelona, Spain.
1995 England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland
The Peninsula Master Chorale and the Northern California Chamber Chorale combined to tour the British Isles and Ireland. The chorale participated in the Shrewsbury Music Festival.
1988 Australia and New Zealand
The Peninsula Master Chorale went “Down Under” performing in Cairns, Brisbane (1988 World Expo), Sydney, and Auckland.
1984 Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, England
The Peninsula Master Chorale toured western Europe performing in Venice (St. Mark’s Basilica), Innsbruck, Bern, Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral), London (Westminster Cathedral), Ely Cathedral, and Cambridge.