"Winter's Gifts" Choral Concert
- The Choral Project is thrilled to collaborate once again with the San
José Chamber Orchestra for this season's holiday concert, "Winter's
Gifts". The program features a rich diversity of musical treats for
winter so invite your friends and family and celebrate the holidays
Winter's Gifts features Arvo Pärt's monumental "Te Deum," J.S. Bach's
masterpiece "Singet dem Herrn" (Motet No. 1), "Villancicos para
Cuerdas" for string orchestra by Michael Touchi, as well as a
collection of carols from around the globe. The concert will close
with The Choral Project's traditional setting of "Silent Night" with
orchestra and an audience sing-along. Barbara Day Turner of the San
José Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Hughes of The Choral Project will
conduct the concerts.
The Choral Project, whose singing has been described as "pure balm for
the ears" (Bay Area Reporter, 2004) is currently working with
award-winning composer and lyricist, Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked,"
"Pippin," "Godspell") and choreographer Yvonne Farrow on their much
anticipated concert experience
"One is the All", coming to the newly renovated California Theatre in San
José, June 2006.
The San José Chamber Orchestra has performed 14 seasons of new and
exciting string orchestra repertoire. Critics have hailed the ensemble
with such laurels as: "Bemoan the times, but cheer mightily the
existence of the San José Chamber Orchestra." (http://www.artssf.com/)
Concert Locations and Times:
Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m.
Holy Cross Church, 126 High St., Santa Cruz
Sunday, December 11, at 7:00 p.m.
St. Benedict's Church, 1200 Fairview Road, Hollister
Tickets are $30 general and $20 student/senior/alumni. They are
available online at http://www.choralproject.org/OnlineTickets.html or
by calling (408) 746-0905.
Allan Hughes, for the Choral Project