By John Redmond
The Camarata Music Company (CMC) will present the Korean premiere of David Fanshawe's cultural masterpiece, "African Sanctus," on May 10 at 7 p.m. at Chungdong First Methodist Church in Jeong-dong, central Seoul.
Under the direction of Ryan Goessl, the Camarata Chorale, accompanied by a rock band, African drums, authentic indigenous African music tape loops and multimedia, will be joined by a Korean children's choir.
"Sanctus" marks the eighteenth production in CMC's regular concert series.
"‘African Sanctus' is a universal work whose impact is immediate, whose message is simple. The driving force is one of praise and a firm belief in one music — one God. It informs both listener and performer about African music and its relationship to Western polyphony and captures the eternal and spiritual soul of music. It is an event, a celebration of power and energy, both visual, aural and multi-cultural, now performed live all over the world. For David Fanshawe there are no musical barriers," states a press release.
Tickets are 20,000 won in advance and 30,000 won at the door.
Advance tickets can be purchased from CMC Chorale members or via bank transfer at Camarata Music Company, Shinhan Bank account number 140-008-898378.
After transferring funds, please send an email (name, amount transferred and number of tickets) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets may also be purchased via credit card by visiting the Camarata Music Office in Yongsan-dong 2-ga. For this option, please visit email@example.com.
CMC is a non-profit organization that provides collaborative performance opportunities to musicians of multiple nationalities residing in Korea.
A portion of concert proceeds supports CMC's local outreach, providing concerts and interaction for hospitals, churches, orphanages and centers for the disabled.
For more information, visit www.camaratamusic.com, or contact 010-2067-5003 (English, Korean, Chinese), or 010-9806-8655 (English), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.