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It is with great regret that, due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and following Government’s updated advice on 16 March, we have taken the decision to postpone the Bolivian Passiontide Early Music Concert until further notice.

Friends of Bolivia thank you for your understanding. 


Friends of Bolivia are proud to present

Yyai Jesuchristo – Bolivian Passiontide Early Music Concert

Vocal Quartet El Parnaso Hyspano offers a passiontide performance of beautiful Bolivian vocal liturgical music from the Baroque. This includes music published in the anthology “Musica de Moxos” edited and prepared for modern performance by Piotr Nawrot, mainly from the 16th -18th Century. The vocal pieces include solos, duets, trios, and quartets. These works have never been performed in the UK before.

El Parnaso Hyspano also sing the musical piece in Quechua Hanac Pachap Cusicuinin and Baroque works written and performed in Bolivia in the colonial times for the Passiontide; also pieces of Spanish renaissance composers and Mexican and Peruvian baroque, and there will also be interludes for solo organ.

El Parnaso Hyspano are:

Kate Smith – Soprano
Verónica Chacón – Mezzo Soprano
Rafael Montero – Tenor
John Sloboda – Bass

Katarzyna Kowalik – Harpsichord & Organ
Robert Gutierrez – Quena (Andean flute)

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