UNCG’s University Chorale, in collaboration with the Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble, will highlight Argentine tango and its crossed-path with Jewish culture, partly through compositions of the first generation of Argentine-Jewish composers.
This collaboration is the culmination of a project initiated by Dr. Lorena Guillén, Dr. Carole Ott Coelho notes. The Associate Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor, she directs the University Chorale. It has been immersed in these pieces throughout the rehearsal process, which included lessons in tango dancing and singing in yiddish. The compositions have been arranged for choir by Dr. Alejandro Rutty.
The concert will also feature UNCG Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Welborn Young, who is director of Choral Activities and Professor. The Chamber Singers will perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Unicorn, The Gorgon, and The Manticore: a Madrigal Ballad.