The following excerpt is from the press release:
The Concord Ensemble makes its Portland debut with a program set in the New World after Cortez overthrew the Aztec empire in 1521. Hear music in European style alongside processionals where Spanish, Indian and African cultures were allowed to mix. The program will include 16th- and 17th-century music for six male voices from Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Portugal and Spain, including a complete Passion from the manuscript at the Convento del Carmen in Mexico City.
The award-winning Concord Ensemble came together in 1997 and specializes in early and contemporary music. The Concord Ensemble’s versatility reached new heights when they appeared with pop star Sting and Bosnian lutenist Edin Karamozov to sold-out audiences at Disney Hall in Los Angeles.