Past Concerts and Events

A Cuatro Voces: Cantigas’s 25-Year Farewell Celebration

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

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River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation 
6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD  20817

Guest Artists: Javier Farías, composer and classical guitarist; Orlando Cotto, Puerto Rican percussionist; Francesca Dugarte, American ballet dancer; The Strings Avenue Quartet

After 25 exceptional years of enriching local and international audiences with the exquisite Latino choral repertoire, Cantigas and its Founder and Artistic Director Diana Sáez bid farewell with a grand celebration.  Cantigas presents the world premiere of La sangre derramada, a composition for mixed choir and classical guitar by Chilean composer Javier Farías, commissioned for this 25th Anniversary.  The composition is based on Federico García Lorca’s poem Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías.  Cantigas also performs excerpts from Romancero Gitano composed by Castelnuovo Tedesco for chorus and classical guitar, also based on poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca.  Mr. Farías will accompany Cantigas in the guitar in the performance of his own composition and in Romancero.  This grand finale also features songs for choir and string quartet: El Tren by Puerto Rican composer Jorge Figueroa, commissioned by Cantigas in 2013; and El viento en la isla composed in 2014 for Cantigas by tenor and composer Terrance Johns. Other favorites include Libertango and Adios Nonino by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla.

After the show, join us in a farewell reception to celebrate Cantigas’s extraordinary journey of cultural ambassadorship and musical excellence.

Crossing Borders: On Our Way To Cuba

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 7:00 pm, at First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC  20001

Guest Artists:  Anamer Castello, Puerto Rican mezzo-soprano & Carlos Feliciano, Puerto Rican tenor

A Christmas Festival: Latin Songs & Beltway Brass

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Saturday, December 5, 2015, at 7:00 pm, at Bethesda United Methodist Church
8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD  20814

Guest Artist:  Beltway Brass Quintet

Based in the contagious rhythms of the Caribbean parranda and the Mexican posada that are part of the 12-day Epiphany celebrations. The concert features Sonia Morales’s Christmas song Brillará una Estrella, for choir and brass quintet; popular bilingual sing-alongs; and American classics with The Beltway Brass Quintet.  

Rhythm & Song: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Cantigas presents diverse musical traditions from Latin America with entertaining sing-alongs to delight the whole family.  Enjoy Cantigas’s Hispanic Heritage Month.  Admission is FREE.

Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 pm, at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Public Library 

269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD 21403

Rhythm & Song: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

Cantigas presents diverse musical traditions from Latin America with entertaining sing-alongs to delight the whole family.  Enjoy Cantigas’s Hispanic Heritage Month.  Admission is FREE.

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 4:00 pm, at the Harvest Moon Festival

Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD 20910

Latin America in Two Voices

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 4:00pm

With Amazonia Vocal Ensemble and Coral Cantigas. 

At the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
1 Westmoreland Circle
Bethesda, MD 20816

Free admission, donations accepted. 

Rhythm & Song: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 4:30pm

Cantigas celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a family concert of traditional songs from the Latin American experience, and sing-along songs for audience participation.  In collaboration with GALA Theatre, the concert will feature puppets from Wit’s End Puppets that will delight children and grown-ups.  Enjoy Cantigas’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in Washington, DC or Maryland.

Rhythm & Song: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

Cantigas celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a family concert of traditional songs from the Latin American experience, and sing-along songs for audience participation.  In collaboration with GALA Theatre, the concert will feature puppets from Wit’s End Puppets that will delight children and grown-ups.  Enjoy Cantigas’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in Washington, DC or Maryland.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00 pm, at GALA Theatre
3333 14th St., NW, Washington, DC  20010

Celebrate the Holidays with Cantigas at Strathmore!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
 
Strathmore Mansion, at 7:30 pm
10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852
 
Tickets and Information: www.strathmore.org

Joy of Christmas Concert - Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, 2013
 
Collaboration with Cathedral Choral Society 
Joy of Christmas Concert 
at Washington National Cathedral, 4:00 pm
3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW Washington, DC 20016
 
Tickets and Information:  www.cathedralchoralsociety.org

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