Music Without Borders: a choral collaboration featuring American, German and Sephardic music
Posted 6/27/2015

Coro Hispano-Alemán BerlinAngelica, a New York-based women’s chamber choir, is thrilled to welcome Coro Hispano-Alemán Berlin to New York this summer. The two groups will present collaborative concerts celebrating their unexpected shared love of medieval Sephardic music.

This growing musical friendship was born on a bright Sunday morning in the picturesque hill town of Lonigo in Italy’s Veneto province--all thanks to a broken-down bus.

Angelica participated in the Verona Garda Estate Choral Festival last summer, which took place in some of the most exquisite sacred spaces in the Veneto province in northern Italy. Angelica performed in the centuries-old churches of Montichiari, Pozzo, Altavilla and Lonigo. Sixty choirs from around the world participated in this five-day festival. More...

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