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St. James Concerts present The Berkeley Choro Ensemble

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Date(s) - 05/05/2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

St. James Episcopal Church

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The Berkeley Choro Ensemble (pronounced “shoro”), is a group of world-class musicians from the SF Bay Area that made its debut in January, 2010, at the Berkeley Public Library. The group celebrates the music, culture and history of Brazil, with a special emphasis on the Choro genre, a style of music which emerged in the 1800’s in Brazil, fusing the music of Brazil’s European immigrants and the native music of Brazil’s indigenous and African-Brazilian population. In particular, the choro sound is somewhat akin to a combination of European classical music, ragtime, and blues. Historically, the choro style influenced Brazil’s most famous classical composer, Heitor Villa Lobos, to compose some of the world’s most hauntingly beautiful music, the Bachianas Brasileiras. Our repertoire also includes samba, bossa nova, jazz, and the music of Northeast Brazil.
Tickets are $20/adults and $6/students 18 and younger. Tickets will be available at the Mountain Book Shop or the door at the concert. You may also call 209-532-1580 to reserve tickets. Please visit our web site at for further information.