The LA Children’s Chorus (LACC) is presenting a special community concert featuring the US debut of Cuba’s premiere men’s choir: Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine, conducted by the noted Cuban music educator and composer, Leonor Suárez Dulzaides. The concert is free and takes place on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:00 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
Sine Nomine is known for it's varied repertoire ranging from early polyphonic works to contemporary Cuban music as well as for the special configuration of tenor and bass voices augmented with countertenors.
The concert will also showcase Sine Nomine performing alongside the LACC’s Young Men’s Ensemble. This division of the LA Children's Choir is comprised of middle school and high school boys with changing or changed voices, led Dr. Steven Kronauer. The evening's program will be announced from the stage. After this performance, Sine Nomine continues its 16 day tour of major cities in California.
From a recent press release, LA Children’s Chorus’s Artistic Director, Anne Tomlinson shares that “it is an honor for Los Angeles Children’s Chorus to present this extraordinary choir and share with the Southland, Sine Nomine’s incredible artistry through this community concert. This remarkable cultural exchange reflects LACC’s mission of sharing the transformative power of music with people of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds. It also provides our Young Men’s Ensemble with an opportunity to perform alongside one of the world’s leading men’s choirs.”
Founded in 2003, Sine Nomine has become one of Cuba’s top choirs, wining prizes in the CUBADISCO festival including awards for their CDs, "Portrait at Capella" (EGREM, 2007) and "Passio Domini Nostri Iesu Christi "(K617, 2005). They have toured Spain and Mexico, and have been featured on several film soundtracks.
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Presents US Debut: Cuba’s Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine
Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine, Leonor Suárez Dulzaides, director
LACC’s Young Men’s Ensemble, Dr. Steven Kronauer, director
To be announced from the stage
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7 p.m.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ($10 suggested donation)