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UTFSM presents its Chamber Choir at Reñaca Parish

Federico Santa Maria Technical University's Chamber Choir, directed by Felipe Molina, will offer a free concert at the Parish Santa Maria de los Angeles in Reñaca on Tuesday, December 6, at 8:00 pm, the presentation of which ends the USM 2016 Chamber Art season.

The group will offer a concert on Tuesday, December 6, at 8 pm with free entry to all The repertoire chosen for the occasion includes works such as Anima Christi, by Marco Frisina; Weep, O mine eyes, by John Bennet; The Crown of Roses, by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky; Abendlied, by Joseph Rheinberger; Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo; Il est bel et bon, by Pierre Passereau; Rocío, by Eduardo Zamorano; Secret, by Gustavo Becerra.

The USM Choir will also perform Adeste fideles, by John Francis Wade; It has come Jesus and Gloria cantad, by Georg Friedrich Haendel; Silent Night, by Franz Grüber; Carol of the Bells by Mikola Leontovich; I wonder as I wander, a traditional carol, to end with Spiritual by Elijah Rock and The Battle of Jericho.

USM Choir

Federico Santa María Technical University's Chamber Choir was founded in August 1951. During its 62-year history, it has performed an extensive repertoire including the most relevant periods of Western music since the Middle Ages up to the current-day avant-gardes. Its founder and first director was a student of Engineering of the university, Demóstenes Penna, who had his first performance in the academic year closing ceremony, in December 1951 in the present Theater Aula Magna.

Following this tradition, various teachers such as Silvio Olate, Mauricio Pergelier and Eduardo Silva took over the group, its current director being Felipe Molina Lavandera.

Throughout its long history, the Choir has offered countless concerts in the fifth region, at home and abroad. Its members are mostly regular students of the different careers offered by the university, forming a chorus of mixed character of inestimable value for the city of Valparaiso.