Latin American Choral Festival: FIU Sings! Canciones de America Latina
April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| $5 – $15
Join the FIU Choirs, the Amazonia Vocal Ensemble, Reagan High School Women’s Chorus, and guest conductor Maria Guinand of Schola Cantorum Venezuela for an evening of choral music representing the best of Miami musicians and the rich tradition of Latin American music.
Part of LACC’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI-Funded Distinguished Speaker Series.
$15 General Admission; $10 FIU Faculty, Staff, & Alumni; $5 Students
Maria Guinand joins us from Caracas, Venezuela where she is the Artistic Director of Schola Cantorum of Venezuela and conducts choral projects throughout Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Asia. Renowned as an authentic interpreter and trainer of Latin American choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries, she is a recipient of the Helmuth Rilling Preis (2009), the Robert Edler Preis für Chormusik (2000), and the Kulturpreis of the InterNationes Foundation (1998), three of the most distinguished prizes in choral music conducting.
Amazonia Vocal Ensemble was founded in 2007 by conductor/composer Dr. Cristian Grases currently conductor of the USC Thornton Concert Choir at the University of Southern California. AVE made its debut on November 30th of that year at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Miami, Florida. The ensemble boasts a diverse breadth of repertoire, though it specializes in contemporary Latin American Music as well as original arrangements of Latin American folk/popular songs in English, Spanish, Quechua, Portuguese, Papiamento among others.