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Bolivian choir to star in York
5:07pm Friday 6th July 2012 in Video
AN award-winning South American choir will be on song in York on Saturday night.
The Arakaendar Bolivia Choir will join forces with Ashley Solomon’s internationally- renowned ensemble, Florilegium, to perform a programme entitled Bolivian Baroque as part of the York Early Music Festival.
The concert, which will be recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3, takes place 7.30pm at St Michael le Belfrey Church, in High Petergate.
Delma Tomlin, administrative director of the festival, said: “We are thrilled to join in the Olympic celebrations with an exciting festival which brings some of the world's finest early music specialists from Europe, Spain and South America together in York.
“Many will present programmes that are based on music which was created in Europe, carried by missionaries to the Americas and then developed by the indigenous community into something unique for each country. “We are particularly delighted to share Ashley Solomon's passion for and interest in music from the archives of the former Jesuit missions in Bolivia.”