As a community choir, Amazonia opens its doors to any and all members, encouraging them to connect and understand the culture and musical repertoire of Latin America and the Caribbean through musical practice as choristers or instrumentalists. People from different backgrounds and different levels of musical expertise meet at Amazonia through a transformative musical experience, connecting and forming bonds of friendship and cooperation through the power of music.
Community concerts are the core of Amazonia’s musical activity, as they are an effective tool in spreading and promoting the cultural heritage of Latin America.
Every year, Amazonia holds approximately 8 to 10 performances at venues where music can reach people from a diversity of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds throughout the Miami Dade and Broward counties. With the mission of building a community through the promotion of its musical heritage as the topmost priority, Amazonia offers most concerts of its concerts no cost, or at an accessible fee that covers venue rentals and transportation expenditures.
Performance venues to date:
Miami Dade County:
● Ana G. Méndez University System South Florida Campus ● Barry University, Miami Shores
● Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Miami
● Curator’s Voice Art Project, Miami
● Divine Savior Academy & Church, Doral
● Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami, Coral Gables
● Harmony Health Center at Greenbriar, Miami, FL
● Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami
● New Professions Technical Institute, Miami
● Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Doral
● St. Anne's Nursing Center, Miami
● St. Dominic Catholic Church, Miami
● St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and School, Coral Gables
● The Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Miami
● Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami
As a community choir consisting of volunteer members, Amazonia Vocal Ensemble has reached a level of artistic excellence that has earned it the invitation to be the voice of South Florida’s hispanic community in important cultural venues nationally:
● Casa de España, Puerto Rico
● National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC
● Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, as part of the Distinguished Concerts International Chorale, performing Alberto Grau’s “La Doncella”
● Columbia University, New York, NY
Amazonia believes in encouraging a permanent dialogue between tradition and academia, and is committed to expanding its horizons. To this end, Amazonia has collaborated closely with emerging choral conductors and composers from the most prominent schools in the region to incorporate their work and academical training with their cultural background, serving as a talent incubator for the next generation of Latin American musicians.