SEASON 24 :: 2019-20

Welcome to Season 24! Season subscriptions go on sale September 15 but we want to give you a sneak peek of our upcoming season.

 

DEC 2019 :: WINTER’S GIFTS

The Choral Project + San José Chamber Orchestra

DEC 21, 2019 • 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto • 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

DEC 22, 2019 • 7:00PM
Mission Santa Clara • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

Our annual offering with the acclaimed San José Chamber Orchestra (Barbara Day Turner, director) will revolve around the theme of “spirit.” The concert features works by a star-studded roster of composers, including Arvo Pärt’s “Summa” (for string orchestra), Dominick Argento’s resplendent “Gloria” (from The Masque of Angels), Joan Szymko’s deeply moving “Peace of Wild Things,” Adrian Peacock’s rousing “Venite, Gaudete,” and John Paynter’s other-worldly composition “The Rose.” Several gems by local favorite composers include Brent Heisinger’s “Walk Within Winter,” Anica Galindo’s “Swept Away,” and a world premiere by conductor Daniel Hughes on the subject of our interconnectedness. The concerts will take place at the beautiful Mission Santa Clara, as well as in a new location in Palo Alto at the First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto.

Repertoire

In Meeting We Are Blessed ~ Troy Robertson
Summa (for string orchestra) ~ Arvo Pärt
Veni, Veni Emmanuel ~ traditional, arr. Michael John Trotta
Gloria (from The Masque of Angels) ~ Dominick Argento
The Peace of Wild Things ~ Joan Szymko
Walk Within Winter ~ Brent Heisinger
Luminescence ~ Andrea Ramsey
Venite, Gaudete ~ Adrian Peacock
The Huron Carol ~ traditional, arr. Dan Forrest
Raghupati Raghav (Hindi prayer) ~ arr. Mark Fish
Buen Shabbat/Ocho Kandelikas ~ traditional, arr. Michael Touchi
The Rose ~ John Paynter
Swept Away ~ Anica Galindo
World premiere composition ~ Daniel Hughes

 

FEB 2020 :: ART OF SOUND

A concert of rarely performed choral masterpieces & new music

FEB 20, 2020 • 7:00PM
Mission Santa Clara • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

Always rich with magnificent choral works that span several styles and cultures, the repertoire for this season's ART OF SOUND :: OCEANS OF SONG  spans distances to connect lands and people together, much like oceans do. The centerpiece will be the premiere of “The Ocean Between Us” by rising star composer Matthew Lyon Hazzard, for choir, piano, strings, and tuned wine glasses. Also premiering will be a newly adapted setting of Daniel Hughes’s powerful song “Refugees,” set to a thought-provoking text that addresses the plight of those who seek refuge from poverty-stricken countries. Other compositions include pieces by Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso to contemporary South African composer Lebo M, as well as jewels by René Clausen, Theodore Lucas, and Andrea Ramsey round out the program. The concert features a reprise performance of Abbie Betinis’s amazing “Bar Xizam” (“Upward I Rise”), which left audiences spellbound last season. The winning entry in the 2019-20 Rachel Moore Student Composition Contest will also be performed.

Repertoire

In Meeting We Blessed ~ Troy Robertson
One By One (from The Lion King) ~ Lebo M
And So I Go On ~ Jake Runestad
Bar Xizam ~ Abbie Betinis
Domine Labia Mea Aperies ~ Orlando di Lasso
Luminesence ~ Andrea Ramsey
Refugees ~ Daniel Hughes
So We’ll Go No More A-Roving ~ D. Hughes
Tides of Ocean ~ Matthew Orlovich
The Rose ~ John Paynter
Together ~ Theodore Lucas
The Ocean Between Us ~ Matthew Lyon Hazzard
A Jubilant Song ~ René Clausen

 

MAY 2020 :: CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD

The Choral Project + SJSU Choraliers

MAY 8 & 9, 2020 • 7:30PM
Hammer Theatre • 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113

Craig Hella Johnson’s powerful masterpiece, Considering Matthew Shepard, will change hearts and minds in only the way powerful music can. Two of the South Bay’s finest choral ensembles—The Choral Project (Daniel Hughes, Artistic Director) and the San José State University Choraliers (Dr. Jeffrey Benson, director)—will come together to present a one-of-a-kind rendition of this monumental work, complete with movement & visual media, staged by Sandra Bengochea (SJSU Opera Theatre Director).

 

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Individual tickets go on sale November 1

 

Sponsored, in part, by a grants from the Office of Cultural Affairs - City of San Jose, SVCREATES and Applied Materials Foundation, and generous support from First Republic Bank.

 

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