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Confirmed! 40 Great Voices on Stage Performing in San Miguel

By Alonzo Escalante Mendiola

Teatro Bicentenario and Centro Cultural Santa María del Obraje will come together to present an extraordinary and exceptional concert. The program will consist of a Latin American music repertory especially arranged for a choral ensemble. With a selection that includes popular compilations of different countries, like La Bamba and La Llorona representing México; Alma Llanera, Venezuela; Dureme Negrito from Argentina; Gracias a la Vida, Chile; and Guajira Guantanamera from Cuba, among others.

The Voices of Coro del Bicentenario
Sat, Dec 13, 5:30pm
Teatro Las Trojes
Centro Cultural Santa María del Obraje
Calzada de la Presa 50
100 pesos
Tickets at Teatro Ángela Peralta, La Biblioteca, and La Conexion Aldama

There will be two concerts; a free one for the children of Casa Hogar Santa Julia Don Bosco, Santuario Hogar Guadalupano, AC (Mexiquito), ALMA and Ojalá Niños. The second concert will be open to the public and will have the sole purpose of raising funds for Santuario Hogar Guadalupano, A.C. (Mexiquito). Don’t miss this opportunity—your presence is important!

Through these concerts the audience will learn the repertoire and the qualities of choral music as well as the melodic, rhythmic, and thematic richness of Latin America. With original arrangements and vocal ensemble, the audience will listen to tunes that are part of the collective memory of those who share this territory united by the language, the mestizaje, and the diversity of each of our towns and traditions. For the youngest, this will reinforce the characteristics unique and particular to Latin American identity—nostalgia, joy, and the pleasure of singing to the land we inhabit.

This first joint project is performed as a collaboration between both institutions, Santa Centro Cultural Santa Maria del Obraje and Teatro Bicentenario of León, Gto., to present the different disciplines of high quality artists; in this case, Latin American popular music. Both institutions will continue joining forces through various events, generating a cultural brotherhood and synergy between the two.

El Coro del Teatro del Bicentenario was founded at the beginning of 2013 with the aim of integrating a community choral group capable of addressing the wide choral repertoire from different eras and styles. Among its upcoming engagements is the presentation of the opera Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald von Gluck—the last performance of the 2014 opera season—to commemorate the tercentenary of the birth of this great composer and opera reformer. During this presentation they will be acting under the baton of one of the greatest Baroque repertoire specialists of our time, master Gabriel Garrido, in a staging of Sergio Vela.


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