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Coro Hispano - Reyes Concert
Mission Dolores of SF
San Francisco, CA
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Coro Hispano - Reyes Concert
Coro-Hispano and its parent, Instituto Pro Musica de California, are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Ticket donations are used to fund artist and concert performance activities.

In Latin countries, Christmas does not end on the 26th of December; it remains alive through a whole family of feasts until Epiphany, or "Twelfnight", the day that marks the coming of the Three Kings bringing gifts of homage to the Infant Jesus. Throughout the Spanish-speaking world, this is the day when children traditionally receive and exchange gifts.

In celebration of Dia de los Reyes and the entire Nativity season it brings to a close, the Coro Hispano de San Francisco joins with the Parish of Mission Dolores to present its 24th annual program of music composed expressly for the Epiphany Cycle: this year, a tapestry of masterworks by Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, Juan Navarro,  Rene Rojas, Alirio Diaz and Francisco Guerrero, interwoven with aguinaldos and villancicos from Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Spain and Puerto Rico.  The program includes a votive hymn sung in Nahuatl to Our Lady of Guadalupe, by the 16th-c. Aztec Don Hernan Franco, and concludes with Carlos Mejia Godoy's ebullient carol Cristo de Palacaguina.

Ever since 1975, Coro Hispano de San Francisco has been thrilling the hearts of all who hear the group in concert with music from all parts of the Spanish-speaking World, from the 12th through the 21st century.  Hailed as America's premiere Latin chorus, the Coro has lead the recovery of the choral music of Latin America over the past 35 years. Functioning both as community chorus and professional vocal-instrumental ensemble, the Coro has gathered some of the Bay Area's best early music specialists to work in consort with Latin American folk musicians equally renowned in their own spheres.  This season, Coro will be joined by sopranos Mimi Ruiz and Cecilia Engelhart Lopez, contralto Jillian Picazo, tenors Mark Hernandez and Jesus Guillen, basses Francisco Xavier Herrrera and David Varnum, and accompanied by violinists  Gerardo Moreno & Alia Welsh, cellist Javier Rosas, contrabassist Jay Soule, guitarist Ricardo Flores, flautists Rogil Birco, Harry Bernstein, Jonathan Harris and Francis Toldi, and percussionists Charlie Barreda, Mario Cabrera and Shirley Tubens. Both ensembles are under the artistic direction of founding director Juan Pedro Gaffney Rivera.



Mission Dolores of SF
Corner, Dolores & 16 Sts
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States

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Arts > Performance
Music > Choral
Music > Folk
Music > Spiritual
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Holiday

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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