ART OF SOUND: Oceans of Song

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Presented by The Choral Project at Mission Santa Clara de Asís, Santa Clara CA

Feb 22 2020
ART OF SOUND: Oceans of Song

A concert of rarely performed choral masterpieces & new music

Rich with magnificent choral works that span several styles and cultures, the repertoire for this season’s ART OF SOUND :: OCEANS OF SONG connects lands and people together, much like oceans do. The centerpiece is the Northern California premiere of “The Ocean Between Us” by rising star composer Matthew Lyon Hazzard, for choir, piano, strings, and tuned wine glasses. Three additional premieres include 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; a Celtic-inflected piece entitled “In the Freshness of the Morning” by Kerry Lewis; and the winning entry of the 2019-20 Rachel Moore Student Composition Contest. Rounding out the program are pieces by Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso to contemporary South African composer Lebo M, including musical jewels by Jake Runestad, René Clausen, and Andrea Ramsey.


“And So I Go On” ~ Jake Runestad
“Domine Labia Mea Aperies” ~ Orlando di Lasso
“In Meeting We Are Blessed” ~ Troy Robertson
“In the Freshness of the Morning” (World Premiere) ~ Kerry Lewis
“A Jubilant Song” ~ René Clausen
“Luminescence” ~ Andrea Ramsey
“Nyon, Nyon” ~ Jake Runestad
“The Ocean Between Us” ~ Matthew Lyon Hazzard
“One by One” (from The Lion King) ~ Lebo M
“Unclouded Day” ~ Shawn Kirchner
“Refugees” ~ Daniel Hughes
“The Rose” ~ John Paynter
“So We’ll Go No More A-Roving” ~ Daniel Hughes
“The Song You Sing to Me” ~ Justin Torzala (Rachel Moore Composition Contest Winner)
“Tides of Ocean” ~ Matthew Orlovich




Mission Santa Clara de Asís

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara University Campus, Santa Clara, CA 95050


Please note that Palm Drive is now a pedestrian walkway and is closed to vehicles. After entering campus through the main entrance at 500 El Camino Real, stop at the guard’s kiosk, if necessary. Proceed ahead and to the left for the main parking structure.

Handicapped parking and drop off is available on Alviso Street from the Franklin Street entrance. Visit for more information.

Free shuttle service from Santa Clara University’s parking garages to the concert venue will be provided for this concert.


    • Wheelchair Access

Capacity: 750 seats.

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Sponsored, in part, by grants from the Office of Cultural Affairs - City of San Jose, SVCREATES and The Rotary Club of Saratoga, and generous support from First Republic Bank