Monday, March 14, 2011

Making Music with Magda

By: Maddie Mechem, Concert Choir

In the last two weeks before winter break, we had the privilege of working with Magda Albarracín, a choir director from Venezuela. She was teaching us two songs, Pata Pa’ca, and Acto del Árbol from Opereta Ecología. Both songs are in Spanish and have a percussion line with a complicated series of claps, snaps, and stomps. It was hard to figure out, but extremely fun. Unfortunately, Magda had to go back to Venezuela. But however short it may have been, that was definitely an experience to remember, and Pata Pa’ca should be extremely fun to perform.

Here is a video of Concert Choir working with Magda - please leave a comment to let us know what you think! We hope you'll come see the final product at our performance on April 9th at Old South Church, featuring another Venezuelan, Conductor-In-Residence Maria Guinand! For detailed information on this concert, please visit our website:

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