Tue, 23 May|
Our Lady of the Assumption Church
Hanaq Pachap: A Feast of Sacred Music from Latin America
This concert presents joyful and colourful songs from Latin America for 1, 2, 3, and 4 voices accompanied by period instruments.
Time & Location
23 May, 19:00
Our Lady of the Assumption Church, The Presbytery, 10 Warwick St, London W1B 5LZ, UK
About the event
HANAQ PACHAP KUSIQUYNIN
A FEAST OF SACRED SONG FROM LATIN AMERICA AND IBERIA
El Parnaso Hyspano – Hispanic Early Music Ensemble
Tuesday 23rd May, 2023, 6.30pm
One hour, no interval, followed by a wine reception
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory,
10 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ
This concert, in support of the church’s organ restoration fund, presents joyful and colourful songs for 1, 2, 3, and 4 voices accompanied by period instruments. May is the month of Mary, and so several songs honour and celebrate the Virgin Mary, and her motherhood of Christ. The concert will also include the first performance in modern times of a motet by the celebrated Spanish composer and opera singer Manuel Garcia, who sang here in 1818 and whose works – among others - are preserved in a set of handwritten 19th Century choir books held by the church.
The concert is held In association with the community of St James’ Spanish Place also celebrates the longstanding connection of both Churches with Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American communities in London.
El Parnaso Hyspano is an international ensemble of singers and instrumentalists founded and led by the Argentinian tenor Rafael Montero, and presenting concerts in the UK since 2020. It is dedicated to the performance of early Hispanic music, both religious and secular ranging from the Medieval to the Baroque and early Classical, and with a special emphasis on music written and performed in Latin America. It has performed at a wide range of venues in England to critical acclaim.
“highly engaging music, which mixed indigenous influences with those of the Spanish tradition of popular religious song…. A delightfully engaging, and thought-provoking programme” Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill Music
Performers: Kate Smith (soprano), Verónica Chacón (alto), Rafael Montero (tenor), John Sloboda (bass), Fabio Fernandes (theorbo, guitar), Pablo Tejedor Gutiérrez (cello, viola da gamba), Keith Brown (organ) .
Tickets £15 advance booking via Eventbrite (or £20 on the door).
By kind permission of the Rector, Fr Mark Elliott Smith.