May 21, 2017 For Immediate Release


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May 21, 2017
Contact: Dr. Bruce Carvell, CVSL Artistic Director
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Collegium Vocale of St. Louis Performs
For the New World: Music from the Guatemala City Archives

ST. LOUIS, MO, – The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is proud to present “For the New World: Music from the Guatemala City Archives,” featuring eighteenth-century music from Central America, on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be presented at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 5418 Louisiana Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. Admission is free. Parking is available on the adjacent church lot.

1534 saw the founding of Guatemala City, now called Antigua, Guatemala, and the construction of the first Cathedral de Santiago there. Along with Mexico City, this became one of the most important centers of sacred music in New Spain. Latin American music composed during the colonial period has become more available in the past twenty years and has been described as the “new frontier in music history.” The Collegium Vocale program presents music by several composers, including the Italian-born Ignatio de Jerusalem, Mexican-born Manuel de Zumaya and Gregorio Soberanis, and Guatemalan-born Manuel de Quiròs and Rafael Castellanos. All of these pieces have been newly edited for this concert and will be heard for the very first time in St. Louis. We hope you will join with us in experiencing this fascinating and beautiful music in the architectural splendor of St. Cecilia’s.

About The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis:

Founded in 1997, The COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS is an ensemble devoted to presenting historically informed performances of a diverse and wide-ranging repertory of 17th- and 18th-century music for voices and instruments.

Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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