Misa Criolla by Ramirez and Vivaldi Magnificat, presented by Coro Amici. Classical and Latin American instrumentals and much more!

The last Saturday in May sees a concert with a difference in the magnificent Wakefield Cathedral.  The first half of the concert features various classical pieces including Vivaldi’s Magnificat. The second half showcases Latin American music including the exciting Misa Criolla by Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez – a short compelling Spanish mass set to the traditional sounds and rhythms of South America. Expect choral singing, solos, instrumentals and dancing!

However, what is unusual, is how the concert has been put together.  It is the brainchild of inspirational, Yorkshire-based Music Director Jane Hobson.  Jane set up “Coro Amici” a 50+ strong choir that comes together to rehearse and perform different musical projects. This time however, instead of rehearsing over several months, no notes will have been sung until the weekend before the concert, as the whole choir are going away to spend 3 days rehearsing in Durham. In addition to the choir there is a small group of instrumentalists and soloists, including Justin Lavender, an operatic tenor who has performed with many of the world’s major orchestras and opera companies.

The instrumentals include a small string orchestra and authentic, Latin American instruments – the charango (a stringed instrument), bombos legueros (Argentinian Drums) and panpipes. Amazingly Jane found players of these authentic instruments right on her doorstep. To complete the authenticity, the Latin American programme will feature Argentinian tango dancers!

It is set to be an exciting, quality performance of some unusual exhilarating works.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

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Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 1HG