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    Christmas music for double chorus (Es ist ein Ros’) by Cary Boyce will be performed with the following ensembles. Click on links for directions and more info:

    California Bach Society’s In Dulci Jubilo concert
    Paul Flight, conductor
    December 1-3 

    The Oakland Symphony Chorus
    Lynne Morrow, conductor
    December 1 and 2

    University of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel, "Advent Vespers: The Woman Clothed with the Sun," James Kallembach, conductor, Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 5 pm in a tribute to the Virgin Mary, with medieval to modern music including Ave Maria by Cary Boyce , Psalm 24 by Boulanger, Chants by Hildegard von Bingen, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from the Second Service by Leighton. Donations accepted. For more information, call 773-702-7059.

    The South Bend Chamber Singers, Nancy Menk, conductor, present
    "Christmas at Loretto," beautiful New Music for the Season, with David Eicher organist. The concert will feature the world premiere of a new work by Stephen Paulus, and works by Cary Boyce (Es Ist ein Ros'), Eleanor Daley, Jocelyn Hagen, Anne Heider, David Mooney, J. David Moore, Karen Olson, Arvo Part, and James Sclater. Sunday, December 17, 2006, 7:30 p.m., Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.

    Bells of Leopardi

    Aguavá New Music Studio is currently working on The Bells of Leopardi DVD. Release date to be determined.

    Cantata Criolla

    On August 9 and 12, 2006, the prestigious Grant Park Music Festival of Chicago under the artistic direction of Jim Palermo produced a concert of Latin American masterpieces under the baton of Carlos Kalmar, and with choral preparation by Christopher Bell. Aguavá New Music Studio's Music Director Carmen Helena Téllez consulted with Maestros Kalmar and Bell in the preparation of La Cantata Criolla or Florentino, The One Who Sang With The Devil. Aguavá's associated artists Ulises Solano and Nelson Martínez performed the central roles of Florentino and the Devil. The program also included Villa-Lobos's extraordinary Choros No.10, and Ariel Ramírez's beloved Misa Criolla. Read the Chicago Tribune review.

    See the Soloists.


    Sun-Dogs posterAguavá New Music Studio Music Director Carmen Helena Téllez helped engineer the commission of a new work by Scottish composer James MacMillan. She conducted the Choral Department and the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in the world premiere of Macmillan's Sun-Dogs, for large chorus a cappella, part of the Jacobs School of Music Summer Festival, Sunday, August 6, 2006 in Auer Hall.

    Sun-dogs is a setting of a poem by Michael Symmons Roberts. The text is richly allegorical, iconographic with a deep well of Christian symbolism. The metaphors are complex, evoking a range of emotions and images, dark and terrifying one minute, radiant and ecstatic the next.

    MacMillan was present at the premiere, participating in a Colloquium in Honor of Thomas Dunn, Professor Emeritus of Choral Conducting.

    Carmen and James MacMillan
    Carmen and Scottish Composer James MacMillan
    discuss the score to Sun-Dogs.

    Read the Review by the Herald-Times.

    Library of Congress

    Many thanks to the Library of Congress for our appearance there in March, 2005. The Washington Post called Aguavá "brilliant ... thrilling, and immersing."

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