"The Winds of May" Spring Concert!!!
- Who: The San Jose State University Choraliers and The Choral Project
What: "The Winds of May"
When: Sunday, May 2, 2004, 7:00 PM
Where: Le Petit Trianon, 72 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA
Tickets: $20 general, $10 student/senior/alumni, group rate for $5 or
SAN JOSE, CA - Two internationally renowned choral ensembles, the San
Jose State University Choraliers and The Choral Project, will each
perform favorites from Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms in a concert
Sunday, May 2nd, at 7:00pm, at Le Petit Trianon, 72 North Fifth
Street, San Jose. The combined ensembles will also perform music of
Charlene Archibeque and Kirke Mechem, including his rarely heard
"Winds of May," the centerpiece of the evening's performance.
Tickets are $20 general/$10 students/seniors/alumni and are available
on www.ticketweb.com. For more information, call (408) 746-0905 or
visit The Choral Project's Website at www.choralproject.org. Special
rate: group of 5 or more earns $5 off each admission. Signs in front
of the theatre direct concert-goers to a nearby lot; street parking
is also available.
The San José State University Choraliers are considered one of
America's preeminent chamber choirs. Under the direction of Dr.
Archibeque, this auditioned ensemble specializes in intimate chamber
music from the Renaissance and Twentieth Century and folk music from
around the world. They have made fourteen international concert
tours, and achieved fame in Europe by winning the prestigious Choir
of the World title at the 1991 International Musical Eisteddfod in
Llangollen, Wales. The Choraliers have produced seven critically
acclaimed compact discs including their most recent "A Choraliers
The Vision of The Choral Project is "To heal the world through music
Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Daniel Hughes, the ensemble
interprets high-level choral literature with such excellence that
they bridge the gap between text and music, singer and spectator. The
Choral Project has performed throughout the country including a
performance by invitation in 2002 at the National Cathedral in
Washington DC. The ensemble has been accepted to perform in the
prestigious International Eisteddfod 'Choir of the World' Competition
this summer in Llangollen, Wales. In June of 2001, The Choral Project
received rave reviews and standing ovations at concert performances
during their first international tour to Mexico and Costa Rica. The
ensemble has recorded four compact discs, most recently completing a
critically acclaimed recording entitled "Water & Light," featuring
the music of Eric Whitacre as well as selections by Lauridsen,
Clausen, Tavener and others.