Canciones de Luz - Songs of Light

Presented by Pacific Edge Voices

PEV's holiday concerts explore and celebrate music of the Spanish diaspora, as well as other seasonal delights. The program opens in candlelight and features Basque and Mexican works in Spanish and Indigenous languages from across the Americas and beyond, and the music will include drums, guitar, harpsichord and more. The centerpiece is Ariel Ramirez' lively Misa Criolla, a folk mass in Spanish, featuring soloists, traditional melodies and percussion. Also featured is a PEV-commissioned work Oración: Salvamè for baritone and piano by Paulino Contreras, who will perform the work with PEV music director Ash Walker as soloist. It will be a lively and joyous musical experience for everyone!

City: Berkeley
Price Range:
$15 - $50

Program Items

Ariel Ramirez Misa Criolla
Frank LaRocca Aue Maria from Mass for the Americas
Jacobus Gallus Handl Jerusalem Gaude
Josu Elberdin Gaur Akelarre
Ruben Federizon Gabaq An
Ken Lampl Adon Olam
Traditional spirituals, carols


Ash Walker conductor, baritone
Paulino Contreras piano, harpsichord
Claudia Landivar mezzo-soprano
Isaac Perez tenor
Ellie McKee soprano
Richard Flores guitar

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States