Portrait of the chorus
Upcoming Public Performances:
Friday September 4, 2015
Misa Criolla de Chabuca Granda and much more!
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley CA 94705

8:30 pm

Come hear the beautiful songs of "Misa Criolla de Bodas" written by Chabuca Granda, Peru's great singer and song writer, sung by the Chorus along with soloists and instrumentalists including Marina Lavalle, Rosa Los Santos, José Roberto Hernández, Daniel Zamalloa, Peta Robles, Gabriela Shiroma, and Fernanda Bustamante.

Plus many other songs by our Peruvian friends, Huaranguito Youth Ensemble, and our own Lichi Fuentes in celebration of Chabuca's 95th birthday (Sept. 3, 1920).

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

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Saturday October 17, 2015
La Peña Community Chorus Presents "La Vida Vence a la Muerte"
St. John's Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave., Berkeley CA 94705

8:00 pm

Come hear the Chorus perform a beautiful cantata commemorating the triumph of life over death in this moving tribute to two young people, Rodrigo Rojas de Negri and Carmen Gloria Quintana who were tortured by the military in Chile in 1986 during the years of the military dictatorship. This work was written in 1987 by our Chilean friends Fernando "Feña" Torres and Leo Cereceda and has only been performed a few times before, in the 1980s.

It is timely because 25 soldiers who were responsible for this heinous crime were arrested in Chile on July 19th of this year.

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