"Must be counted among the handful of the world's great vocal ensembles, and they may be unrivaled for the range of sounds they can produce." -New York Observer
The 50-strong Schola Cantorum of Venezuela, founded in 1967, is the premiere touring chorus of Latin America. Its broad repertoire includes works from European Renaissance and Baroque as well as contemporary Venezuelan composers and a vast collection of Latin American traditional music. As a specialized ensemble with a uniquely dynamic way of arranging and performing, Schola Cantorum have premiered groundbreaking works such as the John Adams opera A Flowering Tree for Peter Sellars' 2006 New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna, and Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasió n de San Marcos for the 2000 European Music Festival (and which also received Grammy nominations in the category of Best Choral Performance). In a mixed program of European and Latin American choral works that is sure to be a vivid and joyous experience, Schola Cantorum bring to life a breathtaking range of repertoire from sacred hymns to propulsive rhythmic and tuneful popular idioms of their rich culture.
$41, $37; Museum members $40, $36
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.