The Choral Project has an international reputation for bringing together a diverse group of music pedagogues (65), teachers, conductors and singers. It has become a platform for sharing experiences and creating new partnerships.

Throughout this heartwarming evening, audience members watched as OverStem Kanker choir and other groups with major limitations proved that the passion for singing opens hearts and minds alike. For more information, click the link provided to proceed.

The Choral Project

In a time when the world is polarized and the human condition in peril, Choral Project seeks to transform through music and words that inspire, heal, and connect. The choir is committed to excellence and innovation in performance, as well as connecting choral music with community stories through outreach and education.

The ensemble is internationally recognized for presenting and preserving great works of choral literature from a broad range of traditions that reflect the diversity of Silicon Valley. The choir is equally committed to promoting choral art through the commissioning and premiere of new works.

Whether you are an avid choral fan or just curious about the world of singing, the group welcomes you to join them for any of their concerts and events. If you would like to receive concert updates and ticket offers, join their mailing list.

A choral performance is a unique experience that allows the listener to participate in a communal event that reaches beyond the individual singers and becomes an intimate connection between artist and audience. Music of many styles is performed by the group, from traditional classical to contemporary and folk.

Musical theater requires a highly specialized set of skills, and choral performances are no exception. The vocal component is especially demanding, and the conductor must have the ability to coach individual singers as well as lead large choral production numbers under challenging conditions.

The ensemble has toured extensively throughout the United States, including Washington D.C.’s National Cathedral and San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Basilica, as well as in England, Scotland, Wales, and Costa Rica. In 2004, the choir competed in the mixed choir division at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, and received a second-place finish.

In addition to their commitment to artistic excellence, the group strives to connect with the communities they serve and encourages younger students to learn to sing. In this spirit, Choral Project teachers are college students who take pedagogy classes and assist the director in teaching music to children from grade school through high school.

The Choral Project seeks to empower people of all ages through the power and beauty of music. It promotes musical excellence, fosters educational opportunities and develops community involvement. It is committed to music for social good, presenting programs that address important social issues and celebrate diverse cultures. In addition, the choir regularly performs in concert, at local schools and churches, and participates in community events.

The choir was founded in 1996 and is led by Artistic Director Daniel Hughes. The group has earned a worldwide reputation for their superb performances, bridging the gap between text and music, singer and spectator. It has traveled extensively, including a tour of Northern Spain in October 2011 to standing room only audiences in Salamanca, Burgos, Polanco and surrounding towns of the Basque region. Earlier that year, the group was invited to sing at the Bing Music Center in San Francisco as part of a multicultural concert presented by Stanford Live! and their recording of Famine Song was featured in the PBS documentary series Many Rivers to Cross.

In addition to its regular concerts, the group is involved in a number of special projects each semester. Often, these are collaborations with local composers to illuminate new choral works and inspire artistic creativity. The choir is also a founding member of ACDA, the American Choral Directors Association, which promotes the performance, composition, publication, research and teaching of choral music. ACDA members are choral directors in public and private K-12 schools, community choruses, colleges and universities and houses of worship across the country.

Choral Project is supported by the Alfred Nash Patterson Grants, named for Boston’s Chorus pro Musica founder Alfred Nash “Bud” Patterson. These grants are designed to elevate choral music and creativity in the six New England states, especially by encouraging adventurous programming and broadening the repertory by including performances of new and neglected works. They also help fund scholarships for student teachers who are in the process of becoming qualified choral directors. For more information, see the Choral Arts New England website. The site includes an online choral calendar that can be customized to show only local events.

In an era when music is consumed on a screen, it’s easy to forget the power of live performance. Working cooperatively with others to create a work of artistic beauty changes humans for the better. It can soften the hardest heart, inspire the most timid soul, and transform an otherwise indifferent student into a passionate advocate of choral music. It’s one thing to listen to a piece of music in your car or on your phone; it’s quite another to stand together and sing it, to create the sounds that give the words meaning and bring joy to those around you.

The UGA Choral Project aspires to be the premiere all-university ensemble at the university, bringing high-level performing and teaching opportunities to students of all majors and backgrounds. The ensemble has been invited to perform in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Washington D.C’s National Cathedral, San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Basilica and Santa Cruz’s Holy Cross Church, and has competed in the renowned International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, where it won second place.

The ensemble has also performed for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and California Music Educators Association, and has presented showcase concerts for the National Association of Composers USA. The group’s members are active in local schools as choir teachers and have served as guest artists at numerous workshops for choral directors, music educators, and public school administrators.

In addition to the regular performance schedule, the choir also offers a unique educational program, Choral Mentorship, which gives eight local high school students each year the opportunity to take advanced choral literature classes and participate in weekly public performances. The choir mentors work with a master teacher, who oversees and supports their instruction and provides training in the techniques of teaching music in learning environments that mimic public school classrooms.

In 2018, the group created a new work, “The Stranger,” that explores major faith traditions’ common tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants. The choir has performed this work in St. Paul, Minnesota and has plans to continue it at other venues.

Founded in 1996, Choral Project is known for its innovative and dramatically presented performances of great choral works from a variety of traditions that express the region’s diversity. The ensemble is equally committed to promoting choral art through the commissioning and performance of new works. They have performed at major choral venues throughout the United States, including Washington D.C.’s National Cathedral, San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Basilica, and Santa Cruz’s Holy Cross Church, as well as in multiple venues across England, Scotland, Wales, Mexico and Costa Rica.

The choir is renowned for its virtuosic singing, its musical excellence and its ability to bridge the gap between text and music, singer and spectator. Its members are of diverse backgrounds and have earned acclaim for their individual talents.

In addition to touring, the choir hosts regular concert performances, as well as an annual winter concert titled Songs of the Season, which has become a WETA Arts tradition. The spirited holiday special celebrates the rich contribution of choral musicians to the community.

Located in the heart of the District of Columbia, City Choir of Washington provides an artistic experience that is as meaningful to the members as it is to its audience of more than 1,500 each season. The organization seeks to uplift and inspire its members and their neighbors through thoughtfully curated concerts that bring together the diverse communities they serve.

Each semester, the ensemble builds its roster alongside an intensive rehearsal schedule. This allows for a high-level choral experience within a compressed time frame. The ensemble is made up of choral students who are often pursuing careers in music as well as talented adults who have an interest in a challenging and rewarding art form.

In a community that faces many challenges, The Choral Project aims to be an antidote. Its founder, Daniel Hughes, is widely recognized as an innovator in the field of choral leadership and has worked with groups all over the world to create an environment that fosters creativity, personal growth and mutual respect. He has a deep commitment to social justice and has been instrumental in providing opportunities for underserved youth to participate in the performing arts.