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Listen: Ahmed Anzaldúa and Border CrosSing join the Minnesota Orchestra for 'El Mesías'

Ahmed Anzaldúa led the vocal ensemble Border CrosSing and the Minnesota Orchestra in 'El Mesías' on Friday Dec. 9Courtesy of the artist

December 12, 2022

On Friday Dec. 9, Border CrosSing and artistic director Ahmed Anzaldúa joined the Minnesota Orchestra in El Mesías, a bilingual Spanish-English cross-cultural combination of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah and Navidad Nuestra, a Christmas cantata by Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez. Together with the vocal soloists and choir, the unique combination of Andean instruments and the Baroque orchestra blured the lines between Western classical and South American folk traditions. Listen to the concert now!


Minnesota Orchestra
Ahmed Anzaldúa, conductor
Border CrosSing, chorus and Andean ensemble

ARIEL RAMÍREZ Navidad Nuestro
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah [Part I and Hallelujah chorus]

For program notes, visit the Minnesota Orchestra’s official website.

This activity is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment‘s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.