GUEST COMPOSER 2019 WITH THE UNIANDES CHOIR
UNIANDES CHOIR 2019
During 2019, RODRIGO VALDEZ HERMOSO will be GUEST COMPOSER with the UNIANDES CHOIR in order to compose "El cielo y el mar eran una misma cosa de ceniza", a choral homage to renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.
This collaboration is made possible by the generous support of IBERMÚSICAS and the Department of Music at the University of the Andes, UNIANDES. Bogotá - Colombia.
Through this work, VALDEZ HERMOSO will continue with a series of interesting collaborations with leading Colombian musicians as well as with important cultural institutions of that country. These colaborations started back in 2009 when the composer was appointed by the Colombian Ministry of Culture as ARTIST IN RESIDENCE and as GUEST COMPOSER by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia.
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ANDES CHOIR, nowadays under conduction of DMA. CAROLINA GAMBOA HOYOS, is a group of 70 undergraduate and graduate students from all the university departments joined by a great love for singing. The choir’s repertoire ranges from a-cappella pieces to choral-symphonic music of diverse genres and styles, from the 16th century to the present.
The Uniandes Choir is renowned for presenting an annual season of innovating programming, singing different types of choral repertoire and presenting masterpieces of the choral symphonic literature.
In 2011, the University of the Andes Choir celebrated its fiftieth anniversary of artistic activity. In May-June 2012, the Uniandes Choir travelled on concert tour to China.