Led by highly experienced choral director and vocal coach Christine Gwynn with pianist Tim Smith
Our special workshop provides a rare opportunity to spend a day singing this fascinating and gloriously colourful choral work that infuses the Latin Mass with the sounds and spirit of Tango.
Martín Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires – Misatango is scored for mezzo soprano soloist, choir, bandoneon, piano and strings. The mass was first performed in Buenos Aires in 1996 and has since been performed across South America, in the USA and Israel and widely in Europe.
Palmeri writes: “my objective in this composition was to maintain the harmonic language, rhythms, melodic designs, and all of the characteristics of tango within the orchestral score, thus allowing the chorus to have full liberty to just ‘sing the mass’. Latin gives the work a reserved, esoteric quality which, from my point of view, has much to do with tango—especially progressive tango.”
Advance booking essential