Jazz Icon Gilbert Castellanos to perform with the San Diego Children’s Choir

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jazz artist and award-winning trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos will showcase “An American Tapestry” with the San Diego Children’s Choir.

The San Diego Children’s Choir and jazz icon and award-winning trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos will showcase “An American Tapestry,” a performance of the musical history of our nation at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 2 at Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall at 750 B Street in downtown San Diego.

Choristers ages four to 18 will take guests on a musical journey of the indigenous people of Southern California and Mexico and progress through two significant waves of immigration representing European and East Asian cultures. San Diego Jazz icon and award-winning trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos will join the choristers in the second half of the program when the focus widens to a broader picture of our nation’s music. Quintessential genres of Americana, Spirituals, and Jazz will be highlighted. A highlight will be Duke Ellington’s, “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” featuring Castellanos.

“We are excited to be taking guests on a retrospective of our musical history,” said Carrie Cottriall, executive director of the San Diego Children’s Choir. “The lyrical and melodic beauty of our diversity will be performed by more than 230 enthusiastic choristers from throughout the county and jazz trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos.”

The San Diego Children’s Choir has six ensembles and two introductory programs for children in kindergarten and pre-kindergarten and for low-income youth. All six ensembles will be performing.

For more information, visit sdcchoir.org, or call (858) 587-1087.

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