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. 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.

For more information, please contact Office of Social Ministry program director Sharon Miller at

2018 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 - Castillero Middle School - Corey Miller, Music Director - Michelle Crivello, Dance Director
  • December 13 – Ballet Folklórico Guerrero's de Guadalupe - Yadira Guerrero-Garcia, Director
  • December 14 – San Jose Youth Symphony - Yair Samet, Conductor
  • December 15 – Voices of Silicon Valley - Cyril Deconoff, Conductor
  • December 16 – San Jose State University Choraliers - Dr. Jeffrey Benson, Conductor
  • December 17 – San Jose Symphonic Choir - Leroy Kromm, Conductor
  • December 18 – San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra - Anthony Quartuccio, Conductor
  • December 19 –San Jose Jazz All Star Band - Aaron Lington, Conductor
  • December 20 –The New Ballet School - Dalia Rawson, Director
  • December 21 – California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra - Byung Kim, Conductor
  • December 22 – Bella Sorella Opera Duo - Nova Jimenez & Susanna Jimenez
  • December 23 – Harpers Hall Celtic Harps -  Verlene Schermer, Director