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North Central Conference: Schola Cantorum de Mexico

During the 2014 North Central Division Conference, ACDA will present . . .
       Schola Cantorum de Mexico was founded in 1980 by conductor Alfredo Mendoza. Since 1993, the choir has been established as one of the performing groups representing this university, whose purpose is the dissemination of choral music written for treble voices and the training of young singers to interpret works of different styles and periods.
       The choir has performed at gatherings and festivals for children and youth groups in Mexico, United States, Canada, France, and Cuba, as well as in symphonic and choral concerts with all the major orchestras in Mexico City.
       In 2001 the group’s director, Patricia Morales, received the Mexican Union of Writers of Music and Drama award. He was invited to participate in les couleurs du Monde Amiens (Amiens, the colors of the world). The choir traveled to this French city to premiere and record Gargantua, cantata for narrator, children’s choir, and orchestra under the direction of Mario Lavista Catalan Edmon Colomer. He represented Mexico in the Songbridge project, which brought together leading choirs and composers from different latitudes during the American International Choral Festival Cantat IV, held in Mexico City in 2004. One of the most recent activities of the group in Mexico was the premiere of Le Paradis des chats (Paradise for cats), a musical production for narrator, soloists, children’s choir, and orchestra by the Bulgarian composer Vladimir Kojoukharov.
The ACDA North Central Division Conference will take place March 18-22, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa.  You can register NOW.