CBSO members in Mexico project; MUSIC.
MEMBERS of the CBSO's celebrated Chorus are to travel to Mexico City next month to take part in a large-scale performance project with a massed Mexican chorus and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The CBSO Chorus members will participate in the project as part of the 2015 Dual Year of the UK and Mexico, a year-long celebration of cultural, educational and business exchange between the two nations.
The project, which will be led by the CBSO's Chorus director Simon Halsey, will see Chorus members travel to Mexico's capital where they will be joined by British and Mexican soloists for seven days of rehearsals and two performances of Mahler's Second Symphony at the Palacio de Belles Artes and Auditorio Nacional.
Mr Halsey said: "The Chorus is uniquely positioned as one of the leading forces in this particular work, having most recently performed it with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic.
"This is simply an outstanding opportunity for us to share our excellence that has been made over 40 years of choral tradition in Birmingham. I'm delighted we have been invited to travel to Central America for the first time in the Chorus' history to partner in this very special event and look forward to it immensely".
The CBSO Chorus is an internationally renowned ensemble of non-professional singers who perform regularly in concerts at home, in the UK and abroad.