A time honored tradition, “Winter’s Gifts” is a celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of The Choral Project and the moving music of the San José Chamber Orchestra.
The Choral Project and the San José Chamber Orchestra (Barbara Day Turner, conductor) join forces for their annual wintry musical offering on the theme of “journeys” — a program that will explore where we are and where we wish to be (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). The repertoire will include music from cultures and faith traditions from around the world. Highlights include Randall Thompson’s beautiful “Road Not Taken,” Joshua Shank’s breathtaking arrangement of the Basque carol “Gabriel’s Message,” and Gabriel Fauré’s sublime “Cantique de Jean Racine” — long considered one of the loveliest choral works ever penned. Works from Buddhist and Judaic faiths balance out the program, which concludes with Ola Gjielo’s incredible “Song of the Universal.” Come be part of this acclaimed winter tradition.
Al Hanissim ~ arr. Jay Karawsky
Behold the Everlasting ~ Jaco Wong
Cantique de Jean Racine ~ Gabriel Fauré
Gabriel’s Message ~ Joshua Shank
Gate, Gate ~ Brian Tate
Into the West ~ Howard Shore, arr. D Hughes
Ndiyende Njirayi (Mozambique folksong) ~ Jaime Chiphanga
The Road Not Taken (from Frostiana) ~ Randall Thompson
Song of the Universal ~ Ola Gjielo
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.
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