Chicago a cappella's "Fiesta Coral Mexicana"
Chicago a cappella’s exciting new concert, “Fiesta Coral Mexicana,” is coming this February! Celebrate the colorful and dynamic music of Mexico at this vibrant concert! We’ll sing Baroque masterworks from Puebla Cathedral, traditional folk music, luminous contemporary works, and popular favorites like “La Bikina” and “Besame Mucho.” Artistic Director Jonathan Miller undertook research in Mexico as part of a cultural exchange project, and his discoveries include works by contemporary composers Jorge Cózatl and Jorge Cordoba as well as works stretching back to the 17th century. Audiences will also hear three pieces commissioned for Chicago a cappella by Rodrigo Cadet, Novelli Jurado, and Julio Morales as part of the ensemble’s ¡Cantaré! Chicago composer-in-residence program. Prepared by guest music director Benjamin Rivera, this dazzling concert will shine a light on a spectacularly varied and brilliant musical world.