Coro Austral Presents TESORO
Sydney's specialist Spanish and Latin American a cappella choir, Coro Austral (Artistic Director Margot McLaughlin), unearths 'hidden treasure' for music lovers this November!
It performs Tesoro on Saturday 2 November in the spectacular Grand Hall of Mosman Art Gallery - with its stained-glass windows and soaring wood-polished interior that create a renowned acoustic.
Audiences will be treated to rare choral gems that have rich stories and exquisite poetry attached to them - plus some instrumental pearls... adding up to a treasure trove of Spanish gold!The program features Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (for choir and guitar), the Australian premiere of Indianas by Carlos Guastavino (for choir and piano) and Fantasia by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (for guitar and piano). Plus some surprise treats! Guest soloists are Ermanno Brignolo, guitar & Mauro Colombis, piano.
Argentinian Guastavino - who has been described as the "Schubert of the Pampas"
- was a prolific 20th century composer of melodious and lyrical songs, accompanied by guitar or piano. Indianas is a cycle of 6 songs for mixed chorus, with the piano often behaving more like a guitar! The influence of Latin American folk rhythms is strong, while the texts, passionate declarations of love, evoke nature in all its beauty and cruelty.
Mauro Colombis is a versatile Italian pianist from the town of Pordenone where he lived before moving to Australia in 2005. With Masters degrees in piano performance from the Moscow and Venice Conservatoriums and a Bachelor in Drama, Arts and Music Studies (Univ. of Bologna), he has given celebrated solo and chamber music concerts across Europe and Australia.
Under the direction of founding conductor, the experienced and versatile Margot McLaughlin, Coro Austral is an auditioned chamber choir which primarily performs 13th to 21st century music from Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. These include Renaissance Spain and Portugal, Mexican Baroque, Brazilian classical and contemporary folkloric songs from Chile, Argentina and the Caribbean - as well as a range of works from Australia and elsewhere. Formed in 2010, it has introduced often previously little-known choral music to Australian audiences. In 2017 Coro Austral toured Cuba to great acclaim!Coro Austral presents TESORO: Treasures for Choir, Guitar & Piano Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman
Saturday, 2 November 2019 at 6pm
Conductor, Margot McLaughlin
With Ermanno Brignolo, guitar & Mauro Colombis, piano
Tickets $35 / $30 concession - refreshments by gold coin donation
Info & enquiries: 0414 773 714 www.coroaustral.org