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Our concerts

London. 22/09/20 . The songs of the Bolivian 19th Century composer, Pedro Ximénez Abril y Tirado (1780-1856). Online seminar/recital

 

London. 17/12/20. Las Negrillas: The story of Negrillas: multiracial music from Latin America. Livestreamed

 

Ripe, Sussex. 22/05/21. Early Music from the New World. Live and livestreamed.

 

Oxford. 29/05/21. Clarin de la Selva - Renaissance Music of Latin America.  Live and livestreamed.

London. 17/12/21. A Bolivian baroque Christmas: Early Music from the New World.  Live.

London. 18/02/22. British Museum: Origins Festival. In connection with their Peru Exhibition.  Live.

 

London. 8-9/07/22  Brompton Oratory and Farm Street Churches.  Domenico Zipoli.  San Ignacio de Loyola (UK Premiere).  Live...

Cambridge. 22/10/22  Jesus College Chapel.  and Kassel 20/11/22  Dock 4 Kulturhaus.

The Songs of Pedro Ximénez Abril y Tirado (World Premiere).  Live.

 

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London 14/05/23.  St Cyprian's Church.

Vespers for Corpus Christi

by Pedro Ximénez Abril y TIrado .  Live

World Premiere of urtext edition.

with Philharmonia Britannica.

This magnificent 45-minute work for three soloists, choir and orchestra was written for performance in the Cathedral of Sucre, Bolivia's capital in the years after independence.  We commissioned Bolivian musicologist Patricio Cueto to prepare a modern Urtext performing edition, and worked with conductor Peter Fender to reallise it for a modern audience.

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London 24/06/23. 

Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead.

Songs for Sirina. 

Baroque music for voice and guitar.  Live.

Songs to nature, from prehispanic to contemporary, including  the world premiere of a new commission,

Kochu a Pachamama / Regina Caeli 

Composer: Dominic McGonigal.

Sirina, Andean goddess of music, is depicted as a mermaid playing a guitar, as shown in this detail from a tapestry in the Victoria and Albert Museum, by kind permission.

"Loyola is a fine example of what festivals such as this one [Grimeborn at Arcola] should be doing - a curious work, delivered with an extremely high level of technical skill, that surprises and stretches its audience."  Broadway World

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LLondon. 27/10/22  Sands Films Music.

"El Indiano" a dramatised  musical encounter.

(World Premiere). Live and online.

A noble and cultivated Indigenous singer from Potosí (now Bolivia) in the Kingdom of Spain, comes to Spain to intercede with the Spanish King for his people. When Queen Mary II hears of this, she invites him to the London Court. El Indiano performs music of the natives but also music that inspired the European courts, displaying the indigenous soul in his heartfelt interpretation. She sings the English songs she learnt from her musician tutors. Prejudice, curiosity, humour, dialogues, understandings and misunderstandings, songs and dances, raise universal themes about intercultural encounter. 

 

Created by Rafael Montero (tenor and founder), written and directed by Charles Sloboda-Bolton.  Scenery, sound and lighting by Sands Films Theatre.

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London 23/05/23. 

Our Lady of the Assumption, Warwick Street, Soho.  

Hanaq Pachap: a Feast of Sacred Music. 

World Premiere of Manuel Garcia Tibi Omnes Angeli.  Live.

The concert included the first performance in modern times of a motet by the celebrated Spanish composer and opera singer Manuel Garcia, who sang in this church in 1818 and whose works – among others -  are preserved in a set of handwritten 19th Century choir books held by the church. New performing edition produced for this performance by James Radomski, Garcia's biographer.

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London 11-12/08.23. 

Grimeborn Opera Festival: Arcola Theatre Dalston.

LOYOLA, first UK staged performance of

Domenico Zipoli's San Ignacio de Loyola. 

Live.

The UK stage premiere of this long-lost baroque opera by Jesuit composer Domenico Zipoli.  One of the first operas to emerge from the melting pot of Hispanic and Native cultures, it combines the sounds of Europe’s 18th century with Indigenous tradition., and was placed in a contemporary setting by director Michael Walling (The Ring – ENO), whose staging underlined the spiritual and existential dilemmas at the heart of this comic, impassioned and deeply spiritual work.

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London 18/11/2023.  Highbury Roundhouse.

A Musical Feast. 

Concert, meal & workshop.  Live.

This was the first major cultural event in this newly re-opened community centre, exemplifying our commitment to participatory community engagement.  In the workshop, participants learned Latin American dances accompanied by indigenous instruments.

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London 13/01/2024. Brompton Oratory, London

A Este Sol Peregrino. 

Live.

Christmas Baroque music from Latin America for four-voice vocal ensemble and continuo.

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