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      December 21, 2019 - May 9, 2020

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      Season Subscriptions 2019-20

      It's impossible to pick favorites. The joy of The Choral Project is the variety, the mix of styles, sounds, old/new. and that special dash of movement! ~ TCP Patron Dear Music Lover, Welcome to The Choral Projects 24th season: a season of Singing Lifes Songs filled with music that reflects life's peaks and valleys, light and darkness, joys and losses. And, as always, a season of repertoire that is not only deeply moving, but that challenges us to look at our world,inspiring us to strive for a better tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you at our concerts this season. ~ Daniel Hughes, Artistic Director & Conductor ------------------------- IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS There are several steps to take to purchase a Season Subscription (or Season Pass). 1) Select the type of Season Subscription you wish to purchase, choosing Premier or Regular, as well as General, Senior or Student/Alumni, then select the quantity of each type of Season Subscription you wish to purchase. It is my understanding that you will need to confirm your selection for each of the three concerts. 2) RECEIVING YOUR TICKETS: When purchasing a Season Subscription, the only delivery option you will see is "WILL CALL" because of a limitation in the ordering system. The Choral Project will MAIL your Season Subscription tickets in late November 2019. Please note that you will be asked to provide the mailing address where tickets should be sent as part of the Season Subscription purchase process. Please respond to all questions. 3) Make sure to select the date/location of the performances you wish to attend by answering the questions included in the Season Subscription purchase process. - - - - - - The three concerts that comprise The Choral Project's Season 24 are: WINTER'S GIFTS::SPIRIT December 21-22, 2019 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. include something for everyone: ART OF SOUND::OCEANS OF SONG February 22, 2020 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 winning entry in the 2019-20 Rachel Moore Student Composition Contest will also be performed. EARTHSONGS::CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD May 8-9, 2020 In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death, composer Craig Hella Johnson responded with his first concert-length work, "Considering Matthew Shepard," which audiences have described as brilliant, powerful, innovative, dazzling, and gripping. Jason Marsden, Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation calls the work by far the most intricate, beautiful and unyielding artistic response to this notorious anti-gay hate crime. "Considering Matthew Shepard" features two of the South Bays finest choral ensembles--The Choral Project (Daniel Hughes, Artistic Director)and the San José State University Choraliers (Dr. Jeffrey Benson, director)--coming 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). These two performances will change hearts and minds in only the way powerful music can. -- * -- Full information on Season 24 concerts is also available on The Choral Project website: TWO TYPES OF SEASON TICKETS are available for Season 24: 1) THREE-CONCERT PREMIER: The Premier Season Subscription includes tickets to the three concerts, special center-section reserved seating for the "Considering Matthew Shepard" performances at The Hammer Theatre Center, PLUS a reception following. There are three categories available: General, Senior, and Student/TCP Alumni. 2) THREE-CONCERT REGULAR: The Regular Season Subscription includes tickets to the three concerts and regular reserved seating at The Hammer Theatre, but the post-concert reception following the May 8 and 9 performances is NOT included. There are three categories available: General, Senior, and Student/TCP Alumni. Senior Season Subscriptions are available for those 55 and over, and special Season Subscription discounts are also available for Students as well as Alumni of The Choral Project. Purchasing a Season Subscription saves approximately 15% on single ticket pricing, and includes benefits such as free exchanges and early admission to non-reserved seating concerts. We anticipate that both our Winter's Gifts and the May concerts of "Considering Matthew Shepard" will sell out, so purchasing a Season Subscription may be the only way to ensure entry to those popular events. INDIVIDUAL CONCERT TICKETS Season Subscriptions sales will end November 15, 2019. Individual concert tickets for Winter's Gifts and Art of Sound ONLY will be available on OCTOBER 15, 2019. Individual concert tickets for "Considering Matthew Shepard" will be available on November 19, 2019.

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