El Coro Latinoamericano, founded in 1997, is a non-profit organization and Latin American choir. Their mission is to “build bridges among the Americas” through choral expression, cultural education and good will. Their repertoire includes romantic songs, boleros, tangos and valses from 17 different countries. On Saturday, December 10, 2011, they will present a holiday concert at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland (map). The concert begins at 7:30 PM and will be led by choral conductor Dr. Meredith Malone Armbrust.
Soloists and guest artists will include:
- Tone/Overtone (Rachel Rue, flute, Keith Cochran, accordion)
- Undertones (Barbara E. Johnson, Richard Johnson, Michele Rothert, Ernesto Contenti)
- Pianist Aida Olarte of Bogotá, Colombia
- Coro Latinoamericano Juvenil de Pittsburgh (Latin American Youth Choir) led by Founder/Music Director Rachel Matos
Come celebrate the season with a performance of a variety of carols and other selections with lyrics in Spanish and Portuguese. Additionally, there will be a presentation of their annual COROLA Award. The award is given to an outstanding member of the community who has contributed to the cultural enrichment and well being of Pittsburgh.