Mexican composers Julio Morales and Jean Angelus Pichardo share a bit of the impact of the VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! program in this video, as well as their excitement about the upcoming ¡Cantaré! Community Concert on Thursday at the Ordway. The concert features music they wrote specifically for the choral groups they have been working with during four weeks of composer residencies.
The VocalEssence Chorus and seven Twin Cities school and community choirs will perform, conducted by Phillip Shoultz, just named VocalEssence Associate Conductor. This bilingual—and in some cases trilingual!—celebration rings with meaning and is sure to raise your spirits and foster appreciation for the sounds and culture of our southern neighbor.
Watch Jean share the history behind the ocarina, a Mexican instrument that will be featured in the premiere of one of his pieces, and demonstrate how to play it. You can also meet Phillip Shoultz and learn more about him.
Cantaré! Community Concert
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul