3/26/2012

Mito Daini Chorus Club Concert at Sant' Agnese in Agone Church on March 28 at 6 pm

70 young talented singers from the Ibaraki Prefectural Mito Daini Senior High School Chorus Club are presenting a concert of classic music for Women's Choir at the beautiful church of Sant' Agnese in Agone on Piazza Navona in Rome this Wednesday. The Japanese cultural organisation MCEC International (http://www.mcec-inter.com/) has brought this outstanding choir to Italy and the Vatican.

Concerto di Coro - 70 raggazze giapponese presentano un concerto alla Chiesa di Sant' Agnese in Agone questo Mercoledi alle ore 18. Cantano musica classica di varie compositori.




3/20/2012

Iphone pictures and videos from the WRA concert in Lisbon

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Western Reserve Academy presents highlight concert in Lisbon today at Palacio Foz


What a magical venue for the last formal concert of the 2012 Western Reserve Academy Choir and Ensemble Performance tour to Spain and Portugal: Under the direction of Mrs. Margaret Karam and Mr. Edward Wiles, the students from Hudson, OH will be performing at the beautiful Mirror Hall of Palacio Foz in Lisbon on Tuesday, March 20, at 8:00 pm.
The neo-classical Palácio Foz was designed by the Italian architect Francisco Xavier Fabri and built shortly after the great earthquake in 1755, for the Marquês de Castelo Melhor. It was purchased by the Marquês de Foz in 1886 when it received the first of many facelifts. It now houses, among other things, the Headquarters of Lisbon’s Tourist Information centres and an art gallery. It is magnificently decorated on the inside and the ballroom features outstanding paintings by Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro (1857-1929), one of the leading painters of his generation and a master of realism in Portugal.

3/19/2012

Impressions and student reports from the WRA visit and performance at La Rabida Monastery in Huelva, Spain

Peter Thewissen: "Today we went to the monastery where the cross in the chapel came from. We listened to a beautiful Spanish church service and talked with a monk about the history of our cross. We had free time in Sevilla, and finished with a dinner of the tradicional spanish dish, tapas."
Alex Eliopoulos: "Hola!Today we sang in a monastery in Huelva; the same monestary that James Ellsworth got the cross that is currently hanging in the Chapel.  It was absolutely beautiful.  The sun was out, and the sky was bright blue all day. We had some free time downtown, and there was a medieval fair. It was very fun, and incredibly lively. Next, we spent some time in Sevilla, and got a little shopping done. It was also incredibly beautiful. Sevilla is definitely my favorite city in Spain."


Simon Boes" "Today we sang in the monastery where Christopher Colombus prayed for money before he departed. After posing with a monk for some pictures, we spent the next hour at a medieval festival! After that we returned to Seville and spent the next three hours wandering around the city. It was absolutely stunning!"



3/13/2012

Western Reserve Academy en Espana

CORO Y CONJUNTO WESTERN RESERVE ACADEMYGIRA ESPAÑA Y PORTUGAL 2012 PRIMAVERA: DEL NUEVO AL VIEJO MUNDO 
Una celebración de música, tradiciones y amistad
De: Hudson, Ohio, EEUU Directora Coro: Dña. Margaret Karam Director Conjunto: D. Edward Wiles


RESEÑA SOBRE WESTERN RESERVE ACADEMY CHOIR AND ENSEMBLE
Western Reserve Academy es un Colegio de Enseñanza Secundaria e Internado Mixto cuya fundación data del año 1826. Situada en elHudson histórico, en el estado de Ohio, (EEUU), Western Reserve Academy cuenta con estudiantes provenientes de 17 países, y de 25 estados diferentes dentro de los Estados Unidos.
Casi la mitad de los estudiantes son miembros de los conjuntos del Programa de la Escuela de Música: Coro, Orquesta, Symphonic WInds y Jazz Band, de los cuales se compone el CORO Y CONJUNTO WESTERN RESERVE ACADEMY.
Estos artistas presentan una serie de conciertos amplia y variada cada año, colaborando con frecuencia en la interpretación de obras maestras de gran formato.
Entre sus actuaciones más recientes cabe destacar el Réquiem de Mozart, La Creación de Haydn, Carmina Burana de Orff, Las CuatroEstaciones de Vivaldi y de modo anual, el Mesías de Sing. Muchos antiguos miembros continúan actuando en algunas de las mejoresuniversidades y conservatorios en los EE.UU. El Coro y Conjunto de la Academia ha actuado en escenarios de todo el mundo, incluyendoel Conservatorio de Pekín, San Charleskirche en Viena, Basílica de San Marco de Venecia, o la Basílica de San Pedro del Vaticano, y ha realizado giras por toda Europa y China.
Los estudiantes de Western Reserve Academy escogen esta institución para sus estudios tanto por su excelencia académica en el arte, como por el compromiso de la escuela con un conjunto de valores fundamentales: la excelencia, la integridad y la compasión. La Directora del Coro, Doña Margaret Karam, es asimismo la Directora de la Misión Social, y Catedrática de Artes Interpretativas y Bellas Artes en la Western Reserve Academy.
ACTUACIONES
·       Miércoles 14, Toledo, Iglesia de San Pedro Mártir, Concierto a las 7,30 pm..
·       Viernes 16, Córdoba, Auditorio del Conservatorio Profesional de Música, Concierto Conjunto con la Orquesta del Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Córdoba, a las 7,30 pm
·       Domingo 18, Huelva, Monasterio de la Rábida, Misa Coral y Concierto, a la 1 pm.
·       Martes 20, Lisboa, Palacio Foz, Concierto a las 8 pm.
Acompañamientos en la celebración de la Misa:
Miércoles 14 marzo, Catedral de Toledo, 10,30 am.
Sábado 17 marzo, Iglesia del Salvador, Sevilla, 8 pm.
Domingo 18 marzo, Monasterio de la Rábida, Huelva, 1 pm.

3/12/2012

Our 2012 Concert Season is about to begin: Incantato Tours welcomes the Western Reserve Academy Choir and Ensemble in Spain

What better way to start our 2012 Incantato Performance Tours Season than with dear friends. It is a great joy for all of us at Incantato Tours to welcome the Western Reserve Academy Choirs and Ensemble from Hudson, Ohio in beautiful Spain and Portugal. The singers and musicians from WRA in Hudson, OH start their journey in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, March 13. What makes this journey even more special for all of us is that Incantato has been granted the second opportunity to work with and for the groups under the direction of Mrs. Margaret Karam and Mr. Edward Wiles; and it is already the third time that Incantato Tours co-founder Sandra Weinacht gets to work with and for Western Reserve Academy. The talented high school ensembles will be singing and playing in Toledo, Cordoba, Sevilla, Huelva and Lisbon. Here is a first look at their concert poster and a link to the actual WRA tour blog where our team shares daily updates and in-depth coverage of the journey.