Choral Music

Duke Performances: Schola Cantorum de Venezuela , conducted by María Guinand

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( Wed., Nov. 9, 2011 )

Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708


Milestones of the 20th-Century Choral Repertoire: Calixto Alvarez: Lacrimosa; Roberto Caamaño: Psalm 113; Krzystof Penderecki: Stabat Mater; Thomas Jennefelt: O Domine; Giedrius Svilianis: Laudate Dominum; Vic Ness: Blue be It (text by Gerard Manley Hopkins); Beatriz Bilbao: La Fiesta de San Juan; Murray Schafer: Magic Songs; Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst (text by Octavio Paz); Alberto Grau: Binnamma; Guido López-Gavilan: Mambo (que Rico E); Piazzola-Escalada: Las Cuatro Estaciones: Verano Porteño & Primavera Porteña


The South American classical renaissance made waves in the States when LA Philharmonic maestro Gustavo Dudamel conducted Schola Cantorum last year. Now Venezuela's foremost choral society treats Duke Chapel to a survey of 20th-century milestones with an emphasis on Latin America. The preferred ensemble of composers such as John Adams and Osvaldo Golijov, these 45 divine voices sing religious, secular, antique, and contemporary music alike.... From the luminously sanguine music of Eric Whitacre to the tango-inspired confections of Astor Piazzolla, Schola Cantorum celebrates the vibrancy of worldwide choral music with unrivalled passion.


$26, Duke students $5.

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  • Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM