Baritone Lorenz Miehlich Sings for Casa Hogar Mexiquito
By Jesús Ibarra
Casa Hogar Mexiquito, also known as Santuario Hogar Guadalupano Mexiquito, currently houses 29 boys under the care of four Dominicas de María sisters, led by Mother Teófila Jaimes.
To benefit Casa Hogar Mexiquito
Baritone: Lorenz Miehlich
Pianist: Barbara Rogers
Capilla Casa Hogar Mexiquito
Salida a Dolores, across from the entrance
to San Luis Rey
Sat, Feb 20, 6:30pm
Tickets at Café Lavanda, Hernández Macías 87
Casa Hogar Mexiquito was founded in 1967 by Father Fray José de Guadalupe Mojica, formerly a Mexican actor and singer, and a prominent figure in San Miguel during the ‘30s.
In order to remember the figure of Father Mojica and pay tribute to him as a benefactor of San Miguel, Casa Hogar Mexiquito and the University of León are working on a project which will benefit both Casa Hogar and the community. The project includes a museum and a book about Father Mojica and facilities for giving psychological assistance to the boys in Mexiquito. The income from both the museum and the book will benefit Casa Hogar. Learn more about the project in coming articles.
Two concerts are being planned to raise money for this project. The first one will be sung by internationally renowned baritone Lorenz Miehlich, who will be accompanied on the piano by Barbara Rogers, and will take place on Saturday, February 20, at 6:30pm in the chapel of Casa Hogar Mexiquito.
Lorenz Miehlich studied singing at the State Academy of Music, Heidelberg, and completed his studies with Professor Bernhard Jaegjer-Böhm at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe. He subsequently studied with Urlrich Rademacher and France Simard at the Music Academy of Stuttgart. He has participated in master classes with Kurt Widmer, Charles Brett, Morman Shetler, and Paul Esswood. Mr. Miehlich is in demand as a guest artist in concerts throughout Europe and in Central America.
The second concert will take place on Saturday, March 19, also at Mexiquito. Save the date, since at this second concert we will present the whole project pro-Casa Hogar Mexiquito. More information in coming articles.