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Ensemble Villancico (Dir: Peter Pontvik) – Ecuador Baroque

Photo: Erik Ask-Upmark

Photo: ©Santiago Avellaneda

Sunday 9 June 2013 18:30 The German Church

Baroque music from Ecuador is not something you hear everyday. The pieces for choir from the 1680's found in a convent in Ibarra are quite a sensation. Ensemble Villancico presented this world premiere in 2010.

The combination of colourful, rhythmical early Latin American music and dance repertoire with a vocal/instrumental ensemble trained in the Swedish tradition has led Ensemble Villancico to a a world-wide reputation and a leading position in the genre.  

The concert is opened with a pre-Colombian Inca ritual, presented by the Ecuadorian musicians and artist Santiago Avellaneda, together with musicians performing on traditional instruments from the Andes.

Please note that the concert is without interval.