Kellogg Community College will partner with The Gilmore this month to host Minnesota-based choral group Border CrosSing for a free concert celebrating Latin American music.
The concert event, titled “Border CrosSing in Concert: A Community Celebration of Latin American Song,” will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the auditorium of KCC’s Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.
The Border CrosSing concert program will use vocals, keyboards and traditional instruments to explore 500 years of Latin American music, including classical masterworks, contemporary works and folk songs, with lyrics sung in Spanish and indigenous languages. Group leader Dr. Ahmed Anzaldúa, a recognized authority in Latin American and Spanish music, will introduce each piece in both Spanish and English to provide history and context.
The event is free for all ages and is open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are encouraged. To reserve free tickets for the event, contact The Gilmore box office at 269-35-7311 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.thegilmore.org/concerts-events/ticket-info.
Border CrosSing was founded in 2017 with the goal of creating a more open and accessible classical music culture, connecting people through musical initiatives including multilingual concert series, educational programs and partnerships with cultural organizations. For more information about the group, visit bordercrossingmn.org.
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