Crossing the Andes

  • May 26, 2023
  • Times: From: 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
  • Location: Christ Church Cathedral
  • Address:
  • 690 Burrard St
  • Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
  • Admission: Regular $36-$75; Ages 35 & under: receive 35% discount; $10 Student Rush Tickets at the door based on availability
  • Phone: 604.732.1610

Featured artists: Constantinople directed by Kiya Tabassian; Federico Tarrazona, charango; Jonatan Alvarado, voice and guitar

This concert explores the juxtaposition of indigenous South American musical traditions with the ‘new’ repertoire introduced by the European colonizers in the 16th to 18th centuries. The two main sources used to explore this repertoire are The Trujillo Codex from Peru and the Codice Luz y Norte published in Madrid but written in Mexico. The charango and pan flutes featured in this concert are played by virtuoso Federico Tarazone from Peru. The charango is a small guitar with five double strings that looks like a Spanish bandurria and is one of the most popular Andean musical instruments. Its resonator, which is rounded, is made from the shell of an armadillo. It has many names and is also known as tatú, atatou, quirquincho, querú, cabasu, piche, mulita, toche, mataca. The Argentinian singer Jonatan Alvarado, specialist of South American repertoire whose passion is to revive the tradition of self-accompanied singing, will join the ensemble to recreate this colourful journey. They are accompanied by Constantinople under the direction of Kiya Tabassian

Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

May 26, 2023

Crossing the Andes
690 Burrard St