- Music@Market Concert Series
- The Cathedral as a Performing Arts Venue
- Non traditional performance venue
The goal of this series is to bring unique performances to the downtown area on an annual basis in a beautiful setting unlike any other venue in the surrounding San Jose community. The cathedral Basilica will serve as the backdrop for this series of performances by artists of various cultures, traditions and styles. The Music@Market series partners with the Music at the Mission concert series in Fremont, Ca at the Mission San Jose. The series includes ticketed events marketed to the general public. Tickets can be purchased online. Look for our online brochure of artists in the fall of 2014 for our 2015 season. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Julie Wind at (408)283-8100 ext 2205
St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica is a San Jose landmark. This beautiful 700-seat cathedral is acoustically ideal for the beautiful music played by orchestras, the glorious sound of the acapella choir, or the sound of baroque music. St. Joseph Cathedral has many wonderful instruments available to the performance group. We can offer the use of two harpsichords (Italian single and a German double ), a Yamaha 9′ grand piano, and our beautiful Odell tracker Organ.
The seating is in the round. We are located in the downtown area of San Jose right across the street from the Fairmont Hotel. Parking is limited on weeknights, but is free on weekends. Maps of parking lots are available on request.
Cathedral criteria and use standards:
The liturgical furnishings in the Cathedral cannot be adapted for any non-liturgical activity or use by any participant. These furnishings include the central Altar, auxiliary Altars, Eucharistic Altar, Ambo, Bishop’s chair and presbyterial bench. The liturgical furnishings are permanent placements and are to remain visible as symbols of Catholic faith and worship.
Customary music stands, chairs, risers, and podia for choirs and musicians may be introduced into the Cathedral for non-liturgical use. No platforms, however, may be introduced into the Cathedral which would require affixing to the flooring, or walls, or which in any way may impede ingress, or egress of the facility. Protective carpeting must be installed under all fixtures, and furniture temporarily installed to prevent marring of the floor finishes.The Cathedral is available for rental during the months not being used by our performing arts series.
For further information on the availability of the Cathedral and the fees, please contact Julie Wind at (408)283-8100 x2205