Saint Mary's College presents the Coro Hispano de San Francisco, accompanied by the instruments of Conjunto Nuevo Mundo in their 25th Annual Epiphany concert of choral music from Spain and Latin America celebrating Día de los Reyes, the feast of the Epiphany.
This year's program presents the 'best picks" of the past twenty-four: motets from Renaissance Spain, lively villancicos from Baroque Mexico, and a wealth of folk-inspired choral works from all parts of the Spanish-speaking World.
Admission is free, all are welcome
Each year for the past twenty-four, the Coro Hispano has presented a fresh garland of choral works from Spain and Latin America, written expressly to celebrate Día de los Reyes - the feast of the Epiphany, as well as the other feast-days in the Nativity cycle that Epiphany brings to a close. Next January marks Coro's 25th Annual Celebration-in-concert of Día de los Reyes, and its program gathers the 'best picks" of the past twenty-four: motets from Renaissance Spain, lively villancicos from Baroque Mexico, soulful cantos de cuna from 19th-c Peru, vibrant sones and aguinaldos from Cuba, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, and a wealth of folk-inspired choral works from all parts of the Spanish-speaking World. Featured composers in this program are Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, Francisco Guerrero, Juan Navarro, Ariel Ramírez and Francisco Rago.
The voices of the Coro are joined by the instruments of Conjunto Nuevo Mundo, a chamber orchestra that draws together some of the best Early Music instrumentalists in the Bay Area, and leading-name counterparts in Latin American ethnic music. Both groups have toured nationally and internationally, and are directed by Juan Pedro Gaffney Rivera, a Saint Mary's College Integral Program alumnus.
Sally Jamison at (925) 631-4406