After many years of music study and an intense desire to worship God through the beauty of hymns of several Christian denominations worldwide, Dr. Shana Mashego, Soprano desired to develop a classical worship concept that encompasses the performance and preservation of the Christian hymn. Hence, The Hymn Project was born. The Hymn Project includes traditional Christian hymns set for soprano and various string orchestrations including but not limited to settings for soprano and string quartet as well as settings for soprano and full piano quintet. The concept of this project was joyfully accepted by Dr. Mashego's friends of many years who serve the group in various capacities including Mr. Christopher Hanson, first violinist and chief composer & arranger, Mr. Luis Aponte-Gonzalez, second violinist, Mr. Frederick McBride, violist , Mr. Kareem Goode, cellist and Dr. Jee-Sook Cha,,pianist. It is the hope of Dr. Mashego that this concept grows into a worldwide revival of the Christian hymn.