VocalEssence Presents: An Evening in Havana

Saturday, November 10 at 8 pm and Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm

Schola Cantorum Coralina
Alina Orraca, conductor

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8 pm (Concert Conversation with John Birge and Alina Orraca at 7 pm)
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 4 pm

They’ve traveled the world with annual tours to Canada, South America and Europe, but have never come to the United States — until now. Be the first to welcome these extraordinary musicians from Havana, Cuba!

Like no choir you’ve ever seen or heard before, Schola Cantorum Coralina conveys its intensity and excitement in sizzling performances of both classical and Latin-infused choral music. Described as “awe inspiring,” “phenomenally entertaining” and “deeply authentic,” this ensemble will leave you breathless with their dynamic range and direct connection to the audience. A rare opportunity to be submersed in the sensual sound of Cuba!


Media vita — Medieval, vc. Michael Mc Glynn
Salve Regina — Joan Cererols, España (1618-1676)   
Ave María — Yaniel Fernández, Cuba (1982)
O magnum Mysterium — MortenLauridsen, Estados Unidos (1943)
O vos omnes —Alberto Ginastera , Argentina (1916-1983
Salve Regina (Sunday performance only) — Francis Poulenc
Sanctus y Agnus Dei — Ryan Cayabyab, Filipinas (1954)
Canto de los cafetales — Alejandro García Caturla, Cuba (1906-1940)
Caballo blanco — Alejandro García Caturla, Cuba (1906-1940)
Guayaboso — Guido López Gavilán, Cuba (1944)
Que rico é — Guido López Gavilán,  Cuba (1944


Karimatanu  Kuicha — Ko Matsuchita, Japón (1962)
Triste, muy triste — Miguel Matamoros, Cuba (1895-1971)   
El Bodeguero — Richard Egües, Cuba (1924-2006)
Manisero — Moisés Simons, Cuba (1889-1945)
O Pato — Texiera/Da Silva (Brasil)
Venga la esperanza — Silvio Rodríguez, Cuba  (1946)
Tangueando — Oscar Escalada, Argentina (1945)
Afrorritmos — Yaniel Fernández , Cuba (1982)
Ritmos calientes — Alejandro Céspedes, Cuba (1984)
La Aporrumbeosis — Guido López Gavilán, Cuba (1944)

(Saturday): I’m Crossing Over River Jordan (tradicional Spiritual)
(Sunday): Ride the Chariot (Spiritual, arr. Dawson)
(Sunday): Hallelujah Chorus (jazz arrangement)