Chamber choir performance showcasing Latin American culture set for Sept. 21

Students, faculty and community members will soon get to experience a night of Latin culture on Trevecca’s campus when Core Ensemble presents Tres Vidas on Sept. 21. The performance, held in the Zelma Waggoner Performance Hall in the Jackson Center for Music and Worship Arts, will begin at 7 p.m.

The free event is sponsored by Trevecca’s School of Music and Worship Arts.

Prior to the show, guests are invited to a Latin food tasting on the front lawn of the Jackson Center. The organizers of the event hope the tasting, which will feature a wide variety of Latin foods, will be a fun introduction to a show filled with Latin culture.

They also hope the event will help bring greater awareness of diverse cultures.

“God’s kingdom is all different, and that’s something to embrace,” said Sarah Comer, administrative assistant for Trevecca’s School of Music and Worship Arts. “The School of Music and Worship Arts decided to partner with Student Development, student government, and the diversity groups on campus to make sure that students have a well-rounded understanding of the different cultures of music.”

Core Ensemble is a chamber choir group that performs around the world. Comprised of musicians and actors, the ensemble includes several smaller teams that perform different original pieces. Some of the shows include Of Ebony Embers, Los Valientes, and Ain’t I a Woman.

Tres Vidas is a chamber performance that features vignettes from the lives of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. The show is approximately 50 minutes long and will also include a wide variety of music that showcases popular music from Mexico, El Salvador, and Argentina as well as pieces written specifically for this show.

“This is a show that was designed to be intriguing,” Comer said. “It’s going to be a night that people won’t want to miss on campus.”

The pre-show food tasting will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn, followed by the performance at 7 p.m. in the Zelma Waggoner Performance Hall.

Learn more about the event.

About Core Ensemble

Founded in 1993, Core Ensemble has been acclaimed for the development of a new genre of chamber music theatre works, as well as a long history of commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music. The ensemble maintains a deep commitment to reaching the a wide range of audiences in formats ranging from formal performances to informal lectures and educational residency programs. Learn more at

By Rhiannon Peterson
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