Coro Austral – Jewels of Latin America
Sunday 07 July 2019
Why are Astor Piazzola, Violeta Parra and Compay Segundo so revered? What do Chan Chan, Besame Mucho and the Swingle Singers have in common?
You can find the answers in Jewels of Latin America, a showcase of outstanding choral gems from Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela—with extra pearls inspired by the music of Latin America from Australia’s Joseph Twist and the USA’s Elliot Z. Levine.
Coro Austral, Sydney’s specialist Spanish and Latin American chamber choir, conducted by Margot McLaughlin, will be joined by Chilean/Australian musician Hernan Flores on vocals, percussion and guitar in a concert of traditional and contemporary works that are at the heart of Latin American choral music.
The performance will be further enriched with the music of Sor Juana—Mexico’s answer to Hildegard von Bingen—and three masters of the Cuban choral tradition, Esteban Salas, Electo Silva and Beatriz Corona.
Come and enjoy some well-known songs and less familiar treasures, followed by refreshments and wine!