FROM READERS: Columbia Chorale to present Cinco de Mayo concert

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

Kim Naguit is a Columbia Chorale member and head of the publicity committee.

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (in a non-alcoholic fashion) than to partake in some of the best choral music Central and South America have to offer?


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On Saturday, May 5, the Columbia Chorale will proudly present their last concert of the 2011-2012 season, "Latin Accents." Conducted by artistic director Marci Major, the performance features the MU World Percussion Ensemble and MU Graduate Guitar Duo. Selections include "Mi Caballo" (Chile), "Chanflin" (Dominican Republic), "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Salmo 150" (Brazil), "Un Beso y Una Flor" (Costa Rica) and "Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia" (Venezuela). For a special treat, the concert will also showcase the world premiere of an arrangement of an Argentinian folk song penned especially for this show.

The concert is at 7 p.m. in the second floor multi-purpose room of the Missouri United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Ninth and Locust treets in downtown Columbia. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at, or can be purchased at the door for $20. All student tickets are just $10. All guests are welcome to stay afterwards for refreshments.

For more information, please contact your favorite chorale member, or the chorale's Facebook page at ¡Gracias y Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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