On day 22, we are with Siglo de Oro, a vocal ensemble which brings unusual and neglected music to life. They are performing In Bethlehem Above, an original composition by Yshani Perinpanayagam which features in Volume 3 of Multitude of Voyces’ Anthology of Sacred Music by Women Composers. Yshani Perinpanayagam is a multi-genre pianist and music director, and has performed at venues ranging from West End theatres to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
Siglo de Oro is one of the leading vocal ensembles of its generation, praised for its golden tone, seamless blend, and innovative programming. The group made its professional debut in 2014 at the Spitalfields Festival, of which the Financial Times said: ‘Siglo de Oro, under the assured direction of Patrick Allies, performed with vivacity and poise’. Since then, the group has given concerts at St John’s Smith Square, Stour Music and the Barber Institute, performed live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, and taken up invitations to give concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Malta.
Their next performance is a New Year's Eve Gala concert at Wigmore Hall, where they will present their already acclaimed recorded repertoire conjuring up a 17th- century musical Christmas in Mexico.
Thank you to Kaupo Kikkas for the photograph of the choir.
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