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Led by Artistic Director María Guinand, the dazzling choral forces of Caracas’s Schola Cantorum de Venezuela bring a vibrant and unmissable exploration of the sacred and the profane to this year’s International Festival.

Alongside a thrilling opportunity to hear diverse works from the Latin American choral repertoire, this musical journey from the 19th to the 21st centuries will cross the Atlantic to take in gems from composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams and Estonia’s Veljo Tormis.

In a concert that is split into two distinctive halves, the choral society begins with remarkable choral music inspired by the Christian tradition. But the latter half of the concert promises more daring repertoire, summoning ancestral rituals as well as references to popular culture. Composers Beatriz Bilbao (Venezuela), Sir James MacMillan (Britain), Alberto Ginastera (Argentina) and Guido López-Gavilán (Cuba) can all be discovered in this programme.

Presented by Edinburgh International Festival




María Guinard Conductor

Programme includes works by Calixto Álvarez, Beatriz Bilbao, Guido López-Gavilán, Ginastera, Alberto Grau, Sir James MacMillan, Stanford, Tormis, Vaughan Williams and Villa-Lobos

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela

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