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BARD COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHORUS PRESENT BACH'S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard College Community Chorus, with members of the Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir and Orchestra, will present their annual December concert on Sunday, December 5, at 8:00 p.m. The concert, free and open to the public, will be held in Olin Hall.
The chorus, under the direction of Luis Garcia-Renart, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Luis Garcia-Renart was born in Barcelona, Spain, and studied at the Music School of the National University and the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico. From 1951 until 1956, his studies were supervised by Pablo Casals. He has appeared in solo performances in Europe, the former Soviet Union, Israel, and in North and South America. Prizes awarded Garcia-Renart include the Casals International Contests in Paris in 1956 in Xalpa in 1959, and in Israel in 1961. Garcia-Renart, professor of music at Bard College is also on the faculties at Vassar College; the Piatigorsky seminars at the University of Southern California; and the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. He is music director of the Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir and Orchestra. He performs frequently as a soloist in recitals and chamber music both here and abroad.
For further information about the concert, call 914-758-7520.
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