The Choral Project and San José Chamber Orchestra present "Winter's Gifts: Journeys"

Presented by San José Chamber Orchestra

The Choral Project presents "WINTER’S GIFTS: JOURNEYS"

On Saturday, December 16th, and Sunday, December 17th, The Choral Project and the San José Chamber Orchestra will once again collaborate to present their 19th annual Winter’s Gifts concert.

Wintertime often involves travel, whether traversing to spend time with loved ones or reflecting on the past and looking ahead to where our lives are going in the year to come. In that spirit, this year’s Winter’s Gifts program reflects on journeys and will feature music that honors different faith traditions around the Bay Area. Additionally, the featured music will include songs that remind us humanity and our community are always on a journey toward a better tomorrow.

Of this year’s concert, San José Chamber Orchestra Maestra Barbara Day Turner and The Choral Project Artistic Director and Founder Daniel Hughes shared these thoughts: “Winter has a way of providing time for reflection on life's physical and metaphysical journeys as time marches on inexorably. The season reminds us of life’s fragility, and that fragility is what makes it so precious. In that spirit, this year’s Winter’s Gifts program reflects on journeys, and will feature music that honors different faith traditions and cultures from around the Bay Area. As always, the repertoire will include songs that remind us of our humanity and our community that are always on a journey toward a better world. Repertoire will include music by Conrad Susa, Ola Gjeilo, Joby Talbot, and John Wineglass. Bay Area favorite Juanita Harris will be a featured soloist on this program."

Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 PM: Portola Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028 

Sunday, December 17th at 7:30 PM: Mission Santa Clara de Asís, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053 (On the campus of Santa Clara University)

City: Santa Clara
Price Range:
$15 to $40

Program Items

Shih Qing Ru 世界恬靜落來的時 (When the World Quiets Down)
Ola Gjeilo The Lake Isle
Ron Kean Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/Follow the River (from Journey of Harriet Tubman)
Téodora Gines Son De La Ma Téodora
Dan Forrest Let Me Listen
Daniel Hughes Leaf & Tree (world premiere)
Joby Talbot León (from Path of Miracles)
Gloria Shayne and Noël Regney, arr. Harry Simeone Do You Hear What I Hear?
Conrad Susa Campana sobre campana (from Carols & Lullabies from the Southwest)
John Wineglass Alone Together
traditional Sephardic Hanukkah song, arr. Joshua Jacobsen Mi Zeh Y’maleil


The Choral Project Choir/Chorale
San José Chamber Orchestra Orchestra
Daniel Hughes Conductor, Choral Project
Barbara Day Turner Conductor, San José Chamber Orchestra
Juanita Harris Featured Vocalist

Mission Santa Clara de Asís

Mission Santa Clara de Asís

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. Located on the grounds of Santa Clara University.