SOTOGRANDE (Pres release) On December 3, Saturday, a concert featuring the first part or Christmas section of Handel’s Messiah will be presented at the Sotogrande Church at 8:00 pm. The concert is sponsored by the Cultural Association CODA of Jimena de la Frontera. The main choir for the occasion will be the Camerata Singers of Sotogrande which will be reinforced by members of the Jimena CODA Choir, Coral Portus Albus of Algeciras and other individual guest singers. The augmented choir will be accompanied by a Chamber Orchestra made of principally the musicians from the Jimena CODA Choir and orchestra plus some invited instrumentalists. The four soloists are stand outs in their profession, having performed in various concerts, operas and zarzuelas in many theatres. They are Esmeralda Espino (Madrid), soprano, Yvonne Edge Higginbottom (Jimena), contralto, Damian del Castillo (Madrid), baritone and Luis Ma. Pacetti (Málaga), tenor. The concert-director is David Higginbottom of Jimena.>>>
The collaboration between the Camerata Singers, the Jimena Choir and Orchestra, and the Coral Portus Albus of Algeciras dates back for a number of years now. The joint performance started with the Carol Service in 2001 and continued with bigger works with orchestra, like the Mozart Requiem in 2006, the Vivaldi Gloria and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in 2009, and finally in Handel’s Messiah, Second and Third Parts in 2010.
The Cultural Association of Sotogrande is collaborating in promoting this concert, together with its main sponsor the CODA Cultural Association of Jimena de la Frontera.