Convivium explores the ways in which choral music can be a force for transcendence, creativity, and social justice in the twenty-first century. Under the leadership of founding director Eric Tuan, our twenty-four singers bring passionate performances of adventurous, thought-provoking repertoire to Bay Area audiences. Our quarterly concert programs present music from every corner of the choral world, while also exploring contemporary social issues like LGBT identity, war, and globalization. We also present quarterly Compline services of early music at Stanford Memorial Church.
Performance highlights since Convivium’s founding in 2012 include two programs of newly composed works by members of the National Association of Composers, USA; collaborations with the Stanford Baroque Soloists; and a performance for Stanford’s Board of Trustees in Bing Concert Hall. The ensemble serves as artist-in-residence at Christ Episcopal Church in Los Altos, a progressive and welcoming Christian community in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Members of Convivium have sung with a wide range of Bay Area choral ensembles, including Volti, SF Choral Artists, Philharmonia Baroque, California Bach Society, and the Stanford Chamber Chorale. Ranging from psychologists to Google employees to medical students, all share a love for challenging music and a passion for small-ensemble singing.