The Choral Project, the award-winning, Silicon Valley-based choir in its 24th season, will present Winter’s Gifts :: Spirit, its annual holiday concert collaboration with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Dec. 21 and 22. The concerts take place at the Mission Santa Clara (500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara) on Sunday, Dec. 22, as well as in a new location in Palo Alto at the First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto) on Saturday, Dec. 21.
Winter’s Gifts :: Spirit features works by a star-studded roster of composers, including Arvo Pärt’s “Summa” (for string orchestra), Dominick Argento’s “Gloria” (from The Masque of Angels), Joan Szymko’s “Peace of Wild Things,” Adrian Peacock’s “Venite, Gaudete,” and John Paynter’s “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.
“Our annual offering with the acclaimed San José Chamber Orchestra will revolve around the theme of ‘spirit’: the ephemeral essence that fuels our sense of living, as well as the energy we feel when moved by music, words, and love,” said Daniel Hughes, The Choral Project’s Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor.
“This holiday season’s concert will offer a transcendent evening of peace, reflection, and joy,” added Barbara Day Turner, founding Conductor of the San José Chamber Orchestra.
To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.choralproject.org/. General Admission: $35; Senior Admission: $25; Student/ The Choral Project Alumni: $10.