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Sunday 9 July 2017, 3pm

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Rio Amazonas - Hertfordshire Chorus

Rio Amazonas - Hertfordshire Chorus

Presented by Saffron Hall

Hertfordshire Chorus

This will be the world premiere of Rio Amazonas, an exuberant, exciting and thought-provoking mix of jazz harmonies, Brazilian grooves, baroque counterpoint and symphonic architecture which combine to provide a new category of contemporary music: classical music with a groove.

Composer and pianist Roland Perrin was commissioned by Hertfordshire Chorus to write this piece inspired by the Amazon River and region; its topography, its multitude of insects, the mystery of its remote tribes, and the experiences of the different people arriving from afar. Performed by a heady mix of jazz trio, massed choirs, and string orchestra - Rio Amazonas should leave audiences reflecting on the need for humanity to learn to dance with the natural world rather than trample it underfoot. This event also features some classic Brazilian songs from A C Jobim, Rosa Passos and Ivan Lins, arranged for jazz trio and choir by Roland Perrin.

Hertfordshire Chorus gratefully acknowledges the support of the PRS Foundation for this concert.

This concert will finish at approximately 4.45pm

Performance information

Booking information


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

10 for 10

This event is not part of our 10 for 10 scheme.

Information for your visit

Sunday 9 July 2017, 3pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Additional information


For this event, drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

Booster seats not available

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