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Viva La Musica De Argentina

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center


Saul Zaks, Guest Conductor
Martín Palmeri: Tango Credo (WORLD PREMIERE)
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Ariel Ramírez: Misa Criolla
Cuerda y Voz; George Hemcher, Piano
Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Cuerda y Voz, Guest Artists
Atahualpa Yupanqui: Camino del Indio
Éber Lobato: Malambo 
Rafael Rossi: Viva Jujuy
Alfredo Zitarrosa: Doña Soledad
Pocha Barros & Enrique N. Farias Gomez: El Huajchito

Also Featuring:

Carla Filipcic Holm, Soprano

Daniel Binelli, Bandoneón

Participating Groups

Conjunto Coral "San Sebastian" (Antequera, Spain) and Coro del Conservatorio de Lucena

Coro Bocconi

Edmund Rice Choir

Coral Pilar St. John's

The Brearley Singers


Deanery choir "Collegium vocale Kirchberg"

Waimea Community Chorus

East Forsyth High School Madrigals and Caprice

Sinfonischer Chor Greven

Ploener Kantorei

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium Choir

Special Guests

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Jonathan Griffith

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Saul Zaks

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Cuerda y Voz

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Martin Palmeri

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Carla Filipcic Holm

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Daniel Binelli

Participating Group Directors

Conjunto Coral "San Sebastian" (Antequera, Spain) and Coro del Conservatorio de Lucena
Esther Sanzo
Esther Sanzo has a M. Mus. in Choral Conducting and M. A. in Orchestral Conducting at Royal School of Music. London. As a tenured teacher at Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla (Spain), Esther Sanzo teaches Choir Conducting, and currently conducts the following choirs: School Music Choir and  Chamber Choir at “Manuel Castillo” High Music School, Coro del Conservatorio de Lucena (Lucena) and Conjunto Coral “San Sebastián” (Antequera). She has been awarded with numerous prizes and distinctions in the field of choral music. She has worked as artistic director of the Early Music festival “Ars Musika” (Antequera) as well as for the First International Choral Meeting “Polifonias”
Founded in 1990 by its current conductor, Esther Sanzo Herrera. Conjunto Coral San Sebastián has successfully performed demanding musical works such as Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart Coronation Mass, Miserere, by Ocón, Carmina Burana, Faure Requiem, Bach Cantata BWV 67, Schubert Mass No 2 in G, Schütz: Christmas Story, Pergolesi Magnificat, Caldara Stabat Mater and Missa Dolorosa, and  Martín Palmeri Misa Tango. The choir has been distinguished with the first prize  in the 4th National Contest of Polyphonic Music and Habaneras «Cuevas del Almanzora» (Almería, 2003) and in the Fifth Festival of Choral Sea Music (Benalmadena,  2004)

“Coro del Conservatorio de Lucena” began its musical activity in May 2013, under the leadership of teachers of the Department of Music Theory at  Maestro Chicano Muñoz Professional Music School in Lucena.The choir welcomes faculty teachers, students and parents. Successful performances include numerous demanding musical works, accompanied by prestigious soloists and always under the baton of choral director Ms. Esther Sanzo Herrera.  Its repertoire includes works by  Palmeri, Antonio Caldara,  Schütz , Mozart, and Purcell. The choir has also explored modern choral music such as Habaneras songs and choral renditions of  pop hits of all times: Elvis, The Platters, and  Queen, among others.

Coral Pilar St. John's
Rodolfo Diorio
Maestro Rodolfo Diorio born in Bs. As., Is Professor of  Music and Piano graduated from the National Conservatory, he began his studies in 1977 Choral Conducting with Maestro. Antonio Russo. Fellow couple traveling Germany in 1980, the city of Munich to study technique Choir with Prof. Karl Richter in the Hochschulle für Musik also pursuing a specialization seminar in the German Baroque).

He has been invited to various training courses as an active participant among which stand out the National Seminar for Choral Directors made in. He completed the course taught by Dr. Helmuth Rilling in Bs. As. directing Gäginger Kantorei and Bach Collegiun Stuttgart. He completed his higher education, updating and analysis with Maestro. Alberto Balzanelli. In 1995 he made the International Course of Orfeó Lleidatà address in Spain, studying with Prof. Christian Grubbe.

Since its founding in 2001 has developed an uninterrupted activity having a group of nonprofessional singers aimed to recreate works of different styles made for vocal music. Choral has given many concerts in major concert halls and auditoriums of Buenos Aires, inside and outside the country. Invited by different institutions has participated in several festivals in the cities of Puerto Iguazu (Misiones); San Martin de los Andes (Neuquén) and La Cumbre (Córdoba), Pinamar, Mendoza. In other opportunities in Colonia (Uruguay), Foz do Iguacu (Brazil), Ciudad del Este (Paraguay). Choral singing regularly meetings organized by various institutions.
In the symphonic-choral repertoire they have made the Mass Solemnis W. A. ​​Mozart in the Cathedrals of San Isidro, Pilar and San Miguel with a memorable criticism as A. Vivaldi's Gloria. And, closing the year 2015 played John Rutter's Magnificat with the Symphony Orchestra of the University of El Salvador. 

Pablo Quinteros
Choral Conductor, singer and musical arranger, he studied choral direction on the “Conservatorio Provincial Juan José Castro” of Buenos Aires, orchestral
conducting with Mtro. Jorge Fontenla, opera conducting with Mtro. Antonio Russo, singing with Maestros Ricardo Catena and Ricardo Yost, composition and
arrangements with Juan “Pollo” Raffo (NYU) and Daniel Camelo (Berklee).

Artistic Director of the “Programa COROS PORTEÑOS”, from the ""Dirección General de Promoción Cultural"", Culture Ministry of
Buenos Aires City Government, dedicated to the promotion of the socio-cultural life of Buenos Aires city through choral music.
Under this special program, he conducts the “Choir of Employees of Buenos Aires City Government” and the “Agrupación Coral Porteña”.
As choral director and arranger, he leads the ITMC CHOIR, CORAL ALMAVIVA, Cheek to Chicks! and VOCAL A LA CARTA.

Coro ITMC- Instituto Tecnológico de Música Contemporánea
The ITMC choir was born as an study ensamble, form by the students of the singing career and another musicians of the school. Was created in 2009 and directed by Mtro. Pablo Quinteros, and it has performed concerts in many Halls and theaters of Buenos Aires City. Actually 25 singers participates in the “Argentinian
Proyect”, a repertoire of argentinian composers (Piazzola, Moruja, Palmeri, etc). The ITMC ensamble participated in the 20th anniversary concert of the ""Misa a Buenos Aires""composed by Martin Palmeri wich was held on April 17, 2016 at Carnegie Hall.

Deanery choir "Collegium vocale Kirchberg"
Deanery Master of Music Daniela Werner
The Conductor, Deanery Master of Music Daniela Werner, learned to play the organ, the accordion, the piano and the flute traverse as a child and adolescent. After graduation in school she studied „Master of Music for instrumental and singing paedagogy“ as well as „Special concert studies“ for the accordion in Wiesbaden and Wuppertal with a very successful graduation in 1996. After teaching pupils, playing in different ensembles and conducting various choirs and orchestras as a freelancer for a while she studied „Master of Music in church“ at the „University of music and performing arts“ in Frankfurt/Main from 2001-2006. Still studying she began to take over some scopes of duties at her actual job, where she now selectively works with children-, youth-, church- and projectchoirs as well as the deanery choir „Collegium vocale Kirchberg“ and plays her instruments and sings during services, in solo performances as well as in chamber music formations and bands. She loves the great variety of music and therefore her range reaches from classical pieces of all centuries to the field of big productions of Musicals with her youth choir, popular music and latin. Additionally to her job she conducts the choir „Voice Factory“. For further information look at                
The deanery choir "Collegium vocale Kirchberg" comes from the rural district of Gießen which is situated approximately 70 kilometers north from Frankfurt/Main in Hessen, Germany. The actual number of 80 choirmembers live in 17 different communities in the deanery Kirchberg and it’s neigbourhood. Since 2003 the ensemble that was founded in 1994 is conducted by Deanery Master of Music Daniela Werner. The Repertoire of music sung in the annual concerts reaches from Oratorios, Masses and Requiem masses from baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary composers to theme orientated programs with songs a capella or accompanied by the piano from all centuries. In 2011 the choir visited the Lake Garda and in 2015 the singers went to Southern England with performances at the Dome of Milan, Garda church, the Arena di Verona as well as Bath abbey, Wimborne Minster and the Minack Theatre. After performing the Misatango successfully in concerts in 2012, the Choir is looking forward to two highlights with tango music from Martín Palmeri in 2017 – the active participation in the Misatango Festival in Vienna in February as well as the world premiere of Tango credo in New York.                

Sinfonischer Chor Greven
Harald Meyersick
Harald Meyersick (pianist/keyboard player) masters several music styles. After pursuing a broad international concert career he founded the Musik Akademie (1996). In 2003 the Musik Akademie was turned into a non-profit cultural institution. Next to his musical career he was lecturing at the Federal Academy for Musical Youth-Education in Trossingen, where he developed the curriculum for electronic keyboards for the Verband Deutscher Musikschulen (VDM). He continued publishing and writing for various publishers in order to spread his musical know-how on a global scale. The following years were filled of own compositions, e.g. children musicals ("Die Zauberflöte, Emil der kleine Elch", etc.) and several pieces for choirs. His passion for choral music was highlighted by the founding of the pop-choir "chor'ken". Followed by a huge success of the performance of the Requiem by W.A. Mozart he dedicated himself to classical symphonic choirs. Thus, in 2006 the "Symphonic Chor of the Music Academy" was founded.

The „Sinfonische Chor der Musik Akademie“ (Symphonic Choir of the Music Academy) has been launched as a project choir under the direction of Harald Meyersick in January 2005. The intention of the choir is the development and performance of large symphonic choral works with orchestra. Following this intention the choir publicly performed for the first time in 2006 with the Requiem by W.A. Mozart. The response was overwhelming am motivated H. Meyersick to start another project. The Christmas Oratorio by. J.S. Bach came to stage in 2008. And again the reviews were full of praise so that the choir, now including up to 30 singers, tool up an ever bigger challenge: The Great Mass in C minor by W.A. Mozart! A highlight in in the Vita of the choir was also the performance of Carmina Burana by Carl Off at the 5th anniversary of the city „Greven an die Ems“ with the Kaliningrad State Symphony Orchestra. With a performance of The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins the choir presented again its enormous potential to an enthusiastic audience. Still under the unforgettable impression of this concert H. Meyersick choose another poignant choral work and brought Stabat Mater of Welsh Composer Karl Jenkins to the stage. Another milestone was the performance of Misa Tango by Martin Palmeri in spring 2015. A further highglight ist the invitation to Misa Tango Choir Festival 2017 in February in Vienna.

Ploener Kantorei