PUBLISH DATE: 2/15/17
NEWS:
Choral Project presents meditation on homelessness
DESCRIPTION: Of the many social problems that plague modern life, homelessness is one of the most intractable and familiar. But rarely does the issue get a foothold in the classical music canon. Read more…
SOURCE: Santa Cruz Sentinel
WRITER(S):
 Wallace Baine


PUBLISH DATE: 2/8/17
NEWS:
Opera, Requiem give voice to national unrest
DESCRIPTION: One work is about war, the other about homelessness. But the men heading upcoming productions by Opera San Jose and the Choral Project both say the works speak to the current political climate. Read more…
SOURCE: The Mercury News
WRITER(S):
 Anne Gelhaus


PUBLISH DATE: 2/2/17
NEWS:
Flicka Is Taking It to the Streets
DESCRIPTION: Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade has performed in the world’s grandest concert halls with internationally acclaimed artists and estimable organizations. Appearances on television, Grammy-nominated and award-winning recordings, and original compositions written for her by contemporary composers establish the significance of von Stade’s contributions to vocal and performing arts. Read more…
SOURCE: San Francisco Classical Voice
WRITER(S):
 Lou Fancher


PUBLISH DATE: 1/27/17
NEWS:
‘Street Requiem’ Inspires Choir to Tackle Homeless Problem
DESCRIPTION: Like most of us living in the Bay Area who are lucky enough to have a roof over our heads, Daniel Hughes says he has looked away when walking past homeless people. Read more…
SOURCE: KQED Arts
WRITER(S)
Rachael Myrow


PUBLISH DATE: 4/12/16
NEWS:
LFL Reviews: The Art of Sound: Inspiration
DESCRIPTIONOne could, if needed, sum up The Choral Project’s latest series of concerts in a two-word phrase: crystalline magic. (We decided that “magic crystals” might give off a slightly different connotation which some of the singers may or may not appreciate, but musically it is equally appropriate). Read more…
SOURCE: Listen For Life
WRITER(S):
Donna Stoering


PUBLISH DATE: 2/26/16
NEWS:
Sounds of Heaven: The King’s Singers and The Choral Project join forces in San Jose
DESCRIPTION: California music listeners were blessed with a rare opportunity to hear two internationally renowned vocal ensembles share a unique body of work that, for the most part, is equally rare to hear, at least in live performance, because the potential pitfalls are numerous. But far from witnessing any feared vocal or ensemble hazards, those of us in the audience experienced the rather odd, “other-worldly” musical sensation of almost too much perfection, if that seems possible. Read more…
SOURCE: Bachtrack.com
WRITER(S):
Donna Stoering


PUBLISH DATE: 2/18/16
NEWS:
San Jose: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph to be filled with choral sounds
DESCRIPTIONThe Choral Project, an award-winning choir based in San Jose, is celebrating its 20th anniversary season with some special out-of-town guests next week. The world-renowned King’s Singers will join in on a one-night engagement Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The night of a cappella singing is to be held at San Jose’s Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market St.–a building marked by a stunning dispersion of sound. Read more…
SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News
WRITER(S):
Leeta-Rose Ballester


PUBLISH DATE: 4/29/15
NEWS:
Five reasons why attending a concert of The Choral Project should be on every person’s Bucket List
DESCRIPTION:
I realize that I am a very lucky person: I have thus far attended four or five different concert programs involving The Choral Project, and reviewed a few of those events for online sites. And while there might be some specific new (ecstatic) commentary that I could write about their most recent concert in late April, I have come to the conclusion that it is the overall impression of the group as a whole that matters most. Read more…
SOURCE: Listen For Life
WRITER(S):
Donna Stoering


PUBLISH DATE: 1/29/14
NEWS: Canadian Brass Adds Shine to Choral Project of San Jose
DESCRIPTION: Once in a very great while, you attend a concert that immediately jumps to some imaginary, personal list of all-time best concert experiences. For me, The Choral Project’s concert on Tuesday, performed to a packed audience at San Jose’s gorgeous Basilica of St Joseph, was one of those performances.
SOURCE: San Francisco Classical Voice
WRITER(S): Donna Stoering


PUBLISH DATE: 4/29/12
NEWS: Soaring Spirits & The Choral Project at Holy Cross Church
DESCRIPTION: The performance on Saturday evening at Holy Cross Church by San Jose’s Choral Project can only be described in superlatives – transporting, sublime, transcendental.
SOURCE: Peninsula Reviews
WRITER(S): Michael Tierra


PUBLISH DATE: 12/16/11
NEWS: Chamber Orchestra, Choral Project present a musical gift with ‘Celtica’
DESCRIPTION: The San Jose Chamber Orchestra and The Choral Project have made a happy tradition of teaming up at the holidays for “Winter’s Gifts,” an annual concert.
SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News
WRITER(S): Heather Zimmerman


PUBLISH DATE: 5/31/11
NEWS: The Choral Project
DESCRIPTION: Joyful sounds poured forth from the Center for Spiritual Living in Willow Glen on a recent Sunday morning. Performing a variety of songs for those assembled was a local choral group with international experience.
SOURCE: Pindabble.com
WRITER(S): Matt Baxter


PUBLISH DATE: 12/20/10
NEWS: Annual ‘Winter’s Gifts’ orchestral-choral collaboration adds handbells this year
DESCRIPTION: Despite the weekend’s deluge, the seventh annual “Winter’s Gifts” holiday program was a sellout Sunday night at Mission Santa Clara. Folks have grown smitten with this inventive musical event, a collaboration of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and the San Jose-based chorus known as the Choral Project, whose 40 voices caress the ears — a sonic loving touch.
SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News
WRITER(S): Richard Scheinin


PUBLISH DATE: 7/01/08
NEWS: Choral Project “Across the Universe”
DESCRIPTION: The next season of San Jose’s Choral Project is building up to a global-plus event, titled “Across the Universe,” and consists of music made popular in film, television, radio, and theater. No strict classicists, these singers will present favorites by Billy Joel, the Beatles, Imogen Heap, James Taylor, and others. That will be a year from now, at the Montgomery Theater.
SOURCE: San Francisco Classical Voice
WRITER(S): Janos Gereben


PUBLISH DATE: 12/15/07
NEWS: S.J. Chamber Orchestra, Choral Project bring gift of Light
DESCRIPTION: Light, guarding against the darkness. That was the theme of the weekend’s holiday program by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and the Choral Project, and, boy, did light ever win out over the cold and the gloom of the season.
SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News
WRITER(S): Richard Scheinin


PUBLISH DATE: 10/02/07
NEWS: An Eye-opening Show – Choral Project’s Willingness To Take Chances Pays Off In Concert
DESCRIPTION: One mission of the 45-singer Choral Project is to engage audiences, as the South Bay group proved again Friday with its season opener at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in San Jose. Those who like compelling performances of unfamiliar music could only commend the 18-piece program, which was repeated Saturday. Many of the devoted followers of the group Daniel Hughes founded in 1996 are singers who wish they had the time or talent to be in a group this good.
SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News
WRITER(S): Colin Seymour


PUBLISH DATE: 7/11/07
NEWS: Congrats
DESCRIPTION: The Choral Project, the wonderful San Jose-based ensemble led by artistic director Daniel Hughes, took home three awards at the California International Choral Festival & Competition in San Luis Obispo on July 1.
SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News
WRITER(S): Sal Pizarro


PUBLISH DATE: 12/12/06
NEWS: The Rollercoaster Of War, Peace & Christmas
DESCRIPTION: The San Jose Chamber Orchestra and a vocal group called The Choral Project combined on “Winter Gifts: Peace,” presumably as a goal to be yearned for. This spotlighted the masterful English cantata “Dona Nobis Pacem” (1937) offering a seminal trans-Atlantic linkage of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and poet Walt Whitman. The two never met, but still appeared to communicate superbly.
SOURCE: Arts SF
WRITER(S): D. Rane Danubian


PUBLISH DATE: 12/12/06
NEWS: ‘Songbird’ Oratorio Filled With Power
DESCRIPTION: Did you hear the one about the soap actor — the guy who used to be on “General Hospital” and “Another World” — who’s starring in a Buddhist oratorio about an eagle and a songbird that save the world? Sounds like a joke, right? It’s not. The actor is Jordan Charney and the oratorio (sort of) is “The Songbird and the Eagle,” which turns out to be a charming and beautifully scored new work by composer Kim D. Sherman and librettist Rick Davis. It had its world premiere performances over the weekend, courtesy of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and the Choral Project, and I wish I could see it again.
SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News
WRITER(S): Richard Scheinin

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