Latin American theme for St Albans Chamber Choir concert

09:57 29 June 2014

David Wigram

David Wigram

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With the world’s eyes turned to Brazil for the World Cup, St Albans Chamber Choir is planning to transport its audience to South America at its concert next Saturday, July 5.

Music with a Latin American flavour is being performed from 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church, St Albans,

The concert, Go Brazilian! will feature a choral version of Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 by Villa-Lobos, who is probably Brazil’s best-known composer, and works by other 20th Century South American composers, including Mata del ánima sola by Antonio Estévez which depicts the solitude and mystery of the high plains of Venezuela.

The choir will be joined by local saxophonist, David Wigram and pianist Susie Arbeid, to perform a selection of Astor Piazzola’s Tangos for saxophone and piano which fuse traditional Argentinian tango with elements of both jazz and classical music.

Also on the programme are Jean Berger’s Brazilian Psalm written after a wartime stay in Rio de Janeiro, a choral version of Jobim’s Brazilian bossa nova song The Girl from Ipanema which was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s, and Guy Turner’s Tequila Samba. And since Brazil is as much defined by the beach as by football, the evening will conclude with a choral arrangement of The Best of the Beach Boys.

Tickets are £13 (£1 child/full-time student), available on the door or in advance, by telephone on 07570 454744, email tickets@stalbanschamberchoir.org.uk or online at www.allaboutstalbans.com.

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