Open Workshop: Misatango

Martín Palmeri, Misa a Buenos Aires - Misatango

Led by highly experienced choral director and vocal coach
Christine Gwynn with pianist Tim Smith

Our special workshop provides a rare opportunity to spend a day singing this fascinating and gloriously colourful choral work that infuses the Latin Mass with the sounds and spirit of Tango.

Martín Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires – Misatango is scored for mezzo soprano soloist, choir, bandoneon, piano and strings. The mass was first performed in Buenos Aires in 1996 and has since been performed across South America, in the USA and Israel and widely in Europe. 

Palmeri writes: “my objective in this composition was to maintain the harmonic language, rhythms, melodic designs, and all of the characteristics of tango within the orchestral score, thus allowing the chorus to have full liberty to just ‘sing the mass’. Latin gives the work a reserved, esoteric quality which, from my point of view, has much to do with tango—especially progressive tango.”

Saturday 22 January 2022
10.30am to 4.30pm
10am registration and coffee

£22 (£10 for full time students and benefit holders)
Includes loan of the vocal score plus hot drinks at all breaks.

To get the best from the day participants should have some experience of part singing and music reading

Observers are also welcome.

Advance booking essential. 

There are two alternative ways to enrol:

St Mary’s Church
High Rd
South Woodford E18 2PA

10-15 mins walk from South Woodford tube (Central Line)
Nearby free parking.
The venue is fully accessible for wheel-chair users.  There are a few parking places on-site for disabled drivers.  Please let us know if you would like to request one of these. 

St Mary’s Woodford travel information

Valentine Singers will be performing this work on Saturday 19 March 2022
St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook
London E12 5HH

More information on this and other concerts can be found here