sábado, 2 de julio de 2011

San Francisco Girls Chorus in Cuba

For more than 30 years, the San Francisco Girls Chorus has been recognized as one of the world’s most respected vocal ensembles. And now directed by Susan McMane and winner of five Grammy, will make its debut in Cuba on July 5 in the central city of Santa Clara.

San Francisco Girls Chorus was founded in 1978 in California, United States and is made up of adolescents aged between 13 and 17. The chorus provides an accessible, comprehensive music education and
performance program that serves Bay Area girls from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

According to the program, the chorus whose program is founded on the highest standards of artistic excellence, will share the stage with the Professional Chorus of Villa Clara and the Coramartha Chamber Chorus. It will also star in the western provinces of Matanzas and Havana.

The tour will close on Friday 8 at the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in the capital municipality of Old Havana, where they will perform along with the National Chorus of Cuba and the Ensemble Vocal Luna, conducted
by Digna Guerra and Wilmia Verrier, respectively.

San Francisco Girls Chorus won last year an award, shared with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, for the recording of the Eighth Symphony by Gustav Mahler and it has recorded 7 albums.

The Girls Chorus is invited annually to perform with musical organizations including San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and others.

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