CORO HISPANO de SAN FRANCISCO
CHORAL MUSIC FROM THE CALIFORNIA MISSIONS
An AMERICAN MASTERPIECES – CALIFORNIA Project
Founded in 1975 by Juan Pedro Gaffney R, Coro Hispano de San Francisco brings together musicians from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area’s Spanish-speaking communities. Dedicated to exploring and performing choral literature of early California, Latin America, Spain and Portugal, repertoire embraces 12th - 20th century classical and folk music from all parts of the Hispanic World, and ethnic music in Amerindian tongues.
Mr. Gaffney will lead an ensemble of 32 singers and instrumentalists in the program Música Festiva de las Misiones, a celebration of historical sacred and secular repertoire from the Missions and ranchos of California's Hispano-Mexican Era. Selections from Mass for 8 Voices by Ignacio Jerusalem y Stella, Francisco del Gado’s Te Deum, and Laudate Dominum by Fray Martin Cruzelaegui will be performed.
April 4-6, April 11-13, 2008
AMERICAN MASTERPIECES – CALIFORNIA, funded by the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Western States Arts Federation.