Experience the music of our southern neighbors at a multi-generational fiesta! Prominent Mexican composers work as composers-in-residence with school choirs, community choruses, and VocalEssence to bring the sounds of Mexico to Minnesota. In 2015-2016, students met with acclaimed composers Alephsus Valdés (for elementary students) and Francisco Zúñiga Olmos (for high school students) over three visits, for a total of four weeks between October and May, to collaborate and compose new choral pieces; the final works premiered at the Ordway Concert Hall in Saint Paul, MN on Monday, May 23, 2016.
Champlin Park High School, Champlin
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Minneapolis
Northport Elementary School, Brooklyn Center
VocalEssence Ensemble Singers