South American music with our 10-voice professional choir
Time & Location
17 Jul, 11:00 – 12:30
St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LT, UK
About The Event
St Marylebone has deep-rooted connections with the Spanish community, and some of the South American ‘Liberators’ of the early nineteenth century, many of whom lived in the parish, thanks to the presence of the Spanish Embassy in Manchester Square (where the Wallace Collection is now housed), and of course our neighbouring St James' Spanish Place. The key ‘local’ players in the South American liberation were Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), who lived at 4 Duke Stree, José de San Martín (1778-1850), who lived at 23 Park Road, and Francisco de Miranda (1750-1816), Venezuelan military leader and revolutionary, who lived at 58 Grafton Way.
Hear music that charts this chequered history, throughout the week, beginning with our Festival Eucharist led by our 10-voice professional choir and members of The London Tango Orchestra. The centrepiece to this service will be Martín Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires better known as MisaTango