Open Voices Community Choir will celebrate latin rhythm, song, and choral beauty this month with performances by virtuoso Chilean guitarist, composer and singer Mauricio Montecinos plus Eccentric Vocal Ensemble.
Mauricio Montecinos offers audiences an exciting “intercultural fusion” of North American jazz and blues with Brazil’s Bossa-Samba rhythms, Afro-Caribbean Mambo dance beats, Guajira, Pop Reggae, Merengue, and Cha-cha. His voice and classical flamenco guitar create an inviting atmosphere for audiences of all ages to celebrate the sizzle of Afro-Latin and World beat rhythms.
Mauricio was born in Chile and moved to Canada in 1993. He continues to perform in Canadian festivals, concerts, and broadcast media.
His performance with Open Voices Community Choir in Kingston will feature his original compositions including the title track from his “Baila Conmigo” (Dance with me) album.
There will be two shows for the public to enjoy on Saturday, January 27 at Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church. The first show begins at 1:30 pm and the second at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $15 each – $5 for those under 18 or who are under-employed – and can be purchased at Novel Idea, Tara Foods, Long & McQuade, Brian’s Record Option, and online at openvoices.ca/tickets.
Eccentric Vocal Ensemble features 16 of Kingston’s professional music educators, performers, and choral musicians from The Kingston Symphony Orchestra, Kingston Chamber Choir, Cantabile Choirs, Kingston Choral Society, Kingston Capital Men’s Chorus, The Limestone Chorale, She Sings! and Craig Jones & The 20th Century Band. Members include Jim Biagi, Julien Bouchard, Alan Bronskill, Darrell Bryan, Clare Gordon, Val Hamilton, Ian Juby, Kristen, Kathy Lee, Stephanie Lind, Frank Poce, Colleen Renihan, Andy Rush, John Sedgewick, Hollie Stewart, Mary Sutherland, Shirley Wildenbeest, and founder John Rosseel.
Check out Mauricio Montecinos singing “Bossa Samba” at CGF 2013
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