|6th Annual Melodia! South American Music Festival Brings One More Year of Glorious Music Making|
Annual Brazil and Argentina Festival is the Best of Its Kind
Melodia! 2011 at Candelaria Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Melodia! South American Music Festival concluded with great success! Youth Singers of Calgary, Young People's Chorus of New York City, Toronto Children's Chorus and Voices of New Zealand performed exciting concerts on their own as well as with orchestra under the baton of guest conductor and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship Recipient, Francisco Núñez in diverse venues from Brazil to Argentina. Francisco Nunez with Samba School studentsClassical Movements believes this festival is a way to bring young people together and learn about the astonishing culture of Brazil and Argentina while singing to groups who are appreciative and eager to listen. They experience traditional food by enjoying Argentinean steakhouses and authentic Brazilian Fejoada (rice and bean) meals cooked by local ladies! A huge effort is made to take the choirs to greatly contrasting economic areas, from less affluent communities to great and impressive venues. Groups listen to other choirs, enjoy workshops with local specialists and get an authentic dose of Argentina's famed tango and Brazil's samba.
Melodia! performance at Igreja N.S. de Paz in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"At the final concert, we all rocked the house. The crowd was cheering, and we were all feeling the music as we sang the songs together. The acoustics of the church allowed all of our voices to flow beautifully all around and the feeling was great. It felt like a huge accomplishment on how we had fun, interacted with the audience, and sounded great."
Christine Lim - Chorister, Young People's Chorus of New York City
Melodia! choirs perform to an overflowing crowd at Iglesia del Rosario in Argentina
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