The Santa Cruz
World Choir Orchestra is a multi-generational, educational, and
fun ensemble that inspires and entertains audiences.
Under the direction of composer and educator, Stephen
Bigger, the choir performs a variety of traditional and
modern music from around the world. The choir is comprised of high
school age and older singers who will receive training to enhance their
musical skills. For more information please visit one of the recent interviews with Director, Stephen L. Bigger. KSCO Radio Interview KZSC Radio Interview
2009 & 2010 Rio theatre Concert DVDs Now Available
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About the SCWCO: Music lovers of all styles and genres will enjoy this eclectic tribe of Santa Cruz musicians, teachers, students, and developing young artists performing ancient to modern music from around the globe. The concert features music from India, Ireland, Mongolia, Republic of Georgia, Scandinavia, as well as compositions by Director, Stephen L. Bigger. The SCWCO continues to introduce the Bay Area community to young, up-and-coming “bright light” artists and provide a great opportunity for creative individuals, parents, and students to make a positive difference in our community and the world.
Past Performance Review: This
was not your typical choir concert, the 2010 group was
multi-generational with 30-voice choir and accompanied by 17 musicians.
The energetic program included: Desh, a dynamic, percussive Indian
raga; O Magnum Mysterium by California composer Morten Lauridsen;
Gloria in Excelsis Deo, an enrapturing Baroque piece by W. A. Mozart;
Convidando, a holiday song of Colonial Latin America; Carol Medley, a
Quincy Jones style arrangement; plus selections from China, Latvia, and
Kenya. The SCWCO also debuted several original compositions and
orchestral arrangements composed for this concert by director Bigger.
In 2011, the concert featured the Watsonville Taiko Ensemble under the direction of Ikuyo Conant and other local guest musicians. every single performance by the Santa Cruz World Choir & Orchestra is excellent, colorful, and inspiring!