Brazil (August 2014)

This tour marked the conclusion of an exciting joint project between researchers at Cambridge and the University of São Paulo, aimed at exploring cross-cultural perspectives on our two distinct yet similar traditions.

The tour included concerts in the São Paulo area and also in Rio de Janeiro. A samba lesson, rhythm workshop and visit to a samba bar in Rio helped with our performance of dance-based music, and it was a pleasure to meet and sing with the choir members of the Communicantus Chamber Choir at the University. We also collaborated with a youth-project for young musicians in the city, and performed at St Paul’s school. Our schedule in Rio naturally left just enough time for cocktails on the beach.

Wednesday 27 August

Workshop with pupils from St Paul’s School, São Paulo and ACER drummers

Concert at St Paul’s School

Thursday 28 August

Mosteiro de São Bento, São Paulo (Cultura Artistica concert series)

Performing at the Mosteiro de Sao Bento, Brazil

Friday 29 August

British Cultural Centre, São Paulo

Sunday 31 August

Christ Church, Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday 2 September

Joint workshop with the University of São Paulo Chamber Choir (Coro de Câmara Comunicantus)

Wednesday 3 September

Mosteiro de São Bento, Vinhedo