The Choral Project, founded by Artistic Director Daniel Hughes in 1996, has been hailed by the San Jose Mercury News as a Bay Area jewel, stating that there is nothing subtle about why this is one of the best choirs you will ever hear. This 52-voice award-winning ensemble has developed an outstanding reputation for performing high-level choral literature and bridging the gap between text and music, singer and spectator. The Choral Project’s musical programming is broad and diverse, ranging from early renaissance to contemporary, including world music, gospel, spirituals and jazz. The Choral Project is also a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization involved in community outreach, including a choral mentorship program for local high school students, a students for free program for kids 10-18, joint performances with visiting choirs, and an annual Choral Composition Contest for high school students and undergraduates. Mission: To connect to one another through choral theater, education and musical excellence.
72 N. Fifth Street, Suite 17, San Jose, CA 95112
Each year, The Choral Project offers students who meet the entrance criteria and who exhibit the ability to rehearse and perform advanced choral literature a unique opportunity to perform with the award-winning ensemble. If you are, or know of, a student with a talent and passion for choral music, please contact our Artistic Director Daniel Hughes.
The Mentorship Program is open to all enrolled high-school students (grades 9-12) in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties. A maximum of eight students (two students per part: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) per year are admitted into the program at the sole discretion of The Choral Project Mentorship Program Committee. All applicants will be notified in writing of their admission or non-admission into the program.
Students will rehearse on Monday nights with The Choral Project for approximately 12 weeks. The schedule generally starts at the beginning of the year and culminates with concert performances at Mission Santa Clara and Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, in the spring.
Each participant will receive a $150 scholarship and a certificate of completion. The concert marks the culmination of the program. The students will also be recognized in the program and during the concert performances.
Mondays, starting January 5th thru April 19th.
There is also be three (3) dress rehearsals on Wednesday, April 8, Monday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 15, 7-10pm that the students MUST attend.
Willow Glen United Methodist Church, 1420 Newport Avenue in San Jose