Havana, April 7 (RHC)-- Cuba’s Entrevoces choir, conducted by maestra Digna Guerra, performed at the Annual Conference of the American Choral Directors Association, held online in late March.
According to the Cuban website Cuba Sí, the Cuban choir was invited by the organizing committee to perform the President’s Concert -- the event’s closing concert, along with Formosa Singers –an internationally renowned choir from China.
Entrevoces presented a pre-recorded concert, held at Havana’s Iglesia de Paula under La Rueda Producciones. The program included iconic tunes like ‘Dominus regnavit’, by contemporary Hungarian composer Levente Gyöngyösi; a choral version by Eduardo Ferraudi of the original work ‘Fina Estampa’, by composer Chabuca Granda, the piece ‘Canticum Novum’ by Ivo Antognini, and the piece ‘Londonderry air’, arranged for choir format by Peter Knight.
The program of the concert included also emblematic tunes by Cuban composers, among them ‘Chan Chan’ by Francisco Repilado, and ‘El Manisero’, by Moisés Simons, as well as a choral version of the tune ‘Cachita’ by Puerto Rican Rafael Hernández, but inspired by Cuba.
Maestra Digna Guerra, National Music Prize laureate in 2006, announced that the two choirs she directs, Entrevoces and Coro Nacional, will participate online in the activities on Cuban Son Day, which will be celebrated for the first time this year on May 8th, after being instituted by the Ministry of Culture in October of last year.