Camerata Vocal Música Áurea UK Tour 2012 CD and double DVD

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Camerata Vocal Música Áurea, a stunning 14-piece world class choir from Cuba came to the UK for a 5 week visit in 2012. They blew away audiences in Sheffield, York, Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham and London at sell-out gigs, receiving standing ovations.

Gracias y adios to Camerata Vocal Música Áurea.

Please visit Watch Aurea perform to hear how amazing they are.

“WOW! The young 14-member acapella Cuban choir came described as 'stunning'.You can believe it - they are and more. This…performance was jaw-dropping at times as they negotiated vocal intricacies that would have 9 out of 10 choirs breaking out in a cold sweat. …Fabulous vocal blend, impeccable rhythmic and dynamic control; everything seamlessly sung with meaning, personality and a winning sense of spontaneity.”

Bernard Lee, Sheffield Telegraph 21st June 2012.

Camerata Vocal Música Áurea is a choir from the city of Santiago in Cuba. They sing classical pieces, from Monteverdi to the 'Flight of the Bumblebee' in multi-part harmony as well as Cuban music from the typically amorous boleros to modern folk songs with vibrant Cuban rhythms. Members of Sheffield Socialist Choir first met up with Música Áurea at the biennial choral festival in Santiago in 2003 and again in 2009. The purpose of the 'Voces de Cuba' project is to bring Música Áurea to the UK in the summer of 2012. Sheffield City Council and Sheffield University have formally invited the choir to the city and we have organised workshops and performancese with schools, youth choirs, classical and community choirs. Música Áurea will also be visiting our partner choirs in Edinburgh, Leeds and Bradford, York and Nottingham and performing in London. Further detail is available on this site. Voces de Cuba is supported by the Arts Council and linked to Music Fund for Cuba

Oscar Mesa Menzies

1955 - 2013

Oscar Mesa Menzies died on January 30th 2013. Oscar was a friend to countless people in the UK. He often knew more people at gatherings in this country than the people who live here and made lasting friendships with people from all over the world. He was warm-hearted and welcoming, and had an irresistible personality. He was inherently unable to stop himself from trying to help people.

Oscar liked to think of himself as a 'backing musician' working in the background to facilitate the success of others. In this regard his contribution to the Voces de Cuba project was indispensable. It couldn't have happened without him. He added so much to the experience of many visitors to Santiago de Cuba. Oscar was passionate about his work, the arts, his friends, his community and most of all his family. Our thoughts are with his wife, Saily and his daughter, Iwona. Santiago and Cuba have lost one of their finest ambassadors and we have all lost a real friend.

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