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Date(s) - 01/12/2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
Echo Women's Choir; Alan Gasser and Tahirih Vejdani, conductors; Las Brujas del Barrio
Echo Women’s Choir offers a rousing and inspiring alternative to holiday season fare in its December concert). Special guests are the Latin American band Las Brujas del Barrio (The Witches of the Neighbourhood). The program features stirring marches, anthems and songs of determination and encouragement in the struggle for rights and justice.
With its spirited guests, Echo sings Volver a los 17 (Returning to 17) by the legendary Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra, and more. Other program highlights include the civil rights classic Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ’Round, Tom Waits’ quietly determined version of the Italian anti fascist hymn Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful), and What Happens When a Woman? by Alexandra Olsavsky of the vocal trio Artemesia. On the gentler side are a Georgian lullaby, a 2019 song Fire In My Heart by Canadian-English singer-songwriter Emily Roblyn, and more.
Las Brujas del Barrio (www.facebook.com/pg/lasbrujasdelbarrio/posts) also entertains with a set of its own. The band is a music project of Chilean born musicians and singers Valentina Harper, Alejandra Alvarado D’Eath and guitarist Daniel Saavedra. It aims to unite the music of Latin America under one umbrella of Latin American unity.
Tickets, $25 at the door; $15 for seniors, children and underwaged, may also be ordered in advance from EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/when-she-wont-back-down-echo-womens-choir-december-2019-concert-tickets-75305746515).
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