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The event is this Sunday starting at 5 p.m. in the Pablo Casals Symphonic Hall at the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in Santurce.

As a prelude to their trip to Ireland as invited participants in the Cork International Choral Competition, in the city of Cork itself, Coralia — the Concert Choir of the Río Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico — will offer a gala concert this Sunday, March 24th, at 5 p.m. in the Pablo Casals Symphonic Hall of the Luis A. Ferré Center for the Performing Arts, in Santurce, under the direction of its founder, Dr. Carmen Acevedo Lucío.

This historic competition was established 69 years ago and is recognized as one of the most important in Europe. Coralia is one of 10 participating choirs and will compete alongside choirs from Norway, Finland, England, Estonia, the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United States in the competition, which will take place between April 29th and May 7th.

The repertoire to be offered this Sunday will include works by composers such as Levente Gyöngyösi, Heinrich Schütz, Ángel "Cucco" Peña, Felix Mendelssohn, Roberto Valera, and Eric Whitacre, as well as the traditional Irish song "Danny Boy." Special guests, the Caribbean Tenors, will join.

Founded in 1982 by its director, Dr. Acevedo Lucío, Coralia has participated and competed in festivals and international events in countries such as Spain, Italy, France, the Czech Republic, Poland, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Cuba, among others.

"For Coralia, it is an immense honor to participate once again by invitation in an international competition of such high caliber and to share the stage with choirs of the highest quality," says Dr. Acevedo Lucío. "These events have become a regular part of Coralia's annual agenda, and we have consistently shown ourselves to be on par with the best choirs in the world, with several first-place awards, always demonstrating the best attributes that distinguish our university and Puerto Rico. We go to Ireland with great enthusiasm, aiming to add another triumph to our history. We infinitely appreciate the support that countless individuals have provided us to make this trip possible, and the gala concert this Sunday is a way to reciprocate that solidarity and affection."



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