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Coro Hispano Brings Visiting Choir from Uruguay to the Mission

Asociación Coral PROCANTUS of Montevideo Uruguay is undertaking an extended concert tour of Canada and the Western United States through the month of September, and will complete its tour with a concert in San Francisco on Wednesday evening, September 26,at 7:30 P.M., Mission Dolores Basilica.

The Coral was founded in 1988, and has participated in many choral festivals throughout Europe and Latin America. This tour marks their first appearance in the United States.

Directed by Maestro Alejandro Guillermo, the group has gathered international acclaim for its artistic focus and special repertory. In addition to interpreting choral masterpieces from standard repertoire, this celebrated mixed choir specializes in the choral music of Uruguay and Latin America; several works on their program will be receiving their West Coast premiere performances on this tour.

As local sponsor, Coro Hispano de San Francisco is happy to extend its welcome to the sister choral ensemble from Montevideo. Requested donation to help cover costs is $20 general, $15 seniors/students; all youth 18 and under are always invited free. Tickets available at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Mission Dolores Basilica is located at Dolores and 16th Streets, San Francisco. Fee parking is available in the Parish schoolyard off Church Street between 16th and 17th Streets.

Juan Pedro Gaffney R., director; Martha Rodríguez Salazar, assistant director,
with the vocal and instrumental artists of CONJUNTO NUEVO MUNDO in their21st Annual Día de los Reyes Concert Series: January 2008
( For more information, please contact the DOFA by clicking here.)

Every January since 1987 Coro has brought to the Bay Area an ever-fresh celebration in song of Día de los Reyes and the feast-days that surround it, stretching from La Noche Buena to Candelaria. As Coro’s most important concert cycle each year, this is a feast of feasts, of music new and old, from near and far, for reverie or for revelry, but always filling the heart and thrilling the soul.