The annual performance series located in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph offers nourishment for your spirit by presenting a soul-satisfying multicultural musical event for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season.
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This event is a wonderful collaboration between various arts organizations and the San Jose Cathedral Foundation’s Office of Social Ministry. By fostering the spirit of hope all through the year, the Cathedral provides food, shelter, medical care, and a job search program to those in need, regardless of race or creed, crossing all cultural boundaries.

2016 performances – check back each October for the new line up of performances

Join us for the Cathedral’s Season of Hope and celebrate the 12 Days before Christmas!

One performance is offered nightly from 7:30 to 8:30pm.  All performances are free.
  • December 12 – Silicon Valley Ballet - Dalia Rawson, Director
  • December 13 – San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra - Anthony Quartuccio, Conductor
  • December 14 – Castillero Middle School - David Finch, Music Director - Michelle Crivello, Dance Director
  • December 15 – San Jose Jazz - All Star Big Band - Conductor, Aaron Lington
  • December 16 – San Jose Youth Symphony - Yair Samet, Conductor
  • December 17 – California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra - Byung Kim, Conductor
  • December 18 – San Jose State University Choraliers - Dr. Jeffrey Benson, conductor
  • December 19 –San Jose Symphonic Choir - Leroy Kromm, Conductor
  • December 20 – One Voice, When Jesus was Born - Jewish, Muslim Christian Community Choir
  • December 21 – Opera San Jose
  • December 22 – Welcome the Messiah Orchestra - Tony Eiras and Kevin Surace, Conductors
  • December 23 – Harpers Hall Celtic Harpists -  Verlene Schermer, Director