MSU Choirs, 200 Voices

Choral Union, University Chorale, State Singers, and MSU Symphony Orchestra.

MSU Choirs: 200 Voices
Saturday, May 2, 8:00 p.m., Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center
Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, Students Free

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The 200 voices of the Choral Union, University Chorale, and State Singers join the MSU Symphony Orchestra for a program that includes U.S. and Latin American music. Guest musicologist Miriam Escudero will serve as concert guide, leading the audience through the earliest work published in Latin America, works by early 20th-century Brazilian composers, and a work by Aaron Copland who was a great champion of Latin American music and composers. The program features the U.S. premiere of a mass Dr. Escudero preserved from 18th-century composer Cayetano Pagueras who mysteriously vanished from Cuba.

David Rayl, conductor
Dr. Miriam Escudero, concert guide


Hanacpachap cussicuinin (1631)

Intrada 1631 (2003)
Stephen Montague (b. 1943)

Misa a Cuatro Voces (early 19th century) Cayetano Pagueras (1778-1814)

Chôros No. 10 (1926)
Heitor Villa-Lobos  (1887-1959)


The Promise of Living
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
     The Tender Land (1954)

Maracatu de Chico Rei (1933)
Francisco Mignone (1897-1986)
     I. Introdução
     II. Chegada do Maracatu
     III. Dança das Mucambas
     IV. Dança das Três Macotas
     V. Dança de Chico Rei e da Rainha N’Ginga
     VII. Dança dos Seis Escravos
     VIII. Dança dos Principes Brancos
     IX. Dança Geral e Final