Yo te diera, mi bien, por tus amores hasta la sangre que hierve en mis arterias.

If love makes one feel deep pain
And condemns one to live in misery
For your love, I would give you, my dear
Even the blood that boils within my veins

If it is the fountain of mystic grief
And makes men drag long chains
I swear to you I will drag them across
The infinite and black seas of my sorrows.

Have we caught your attention? Above is a translation of Juramento (Matamoros, arr. Silva), one of the many songs we are singing in our concert. Get ready for an exciting evening dedicated to Latin American composers and poets! In case you’re not intrigued enough, the rest of our program will feature songs about:

  • Nighttime descending upon the tree of the lonely soul
  • A prayer, asking for mercy in times of strife
  • The lament of the guitar and how it incessantly longs for something lost
  • Killing off the darkness within us
  • The life and times of a cat (yes, you read that correctly: a cat)

By the way, it’s in two days! Plus, we will be sharing the stage with Ballard High School’s Chamber Choir (under the direction of Courtney Pelavin), as well as the University of Washington’s Chamber Singers: their program about stars will surely make this a cosmic evening. We hope to see you all there!


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About University of Washington Chorale

The UW Chorale is a premiere undergraduate choral ensemble at UW and is known for its highly expressive performances and technical abilities. Entrance is competitive, and is based upon the following factors: strong vocal technique, strong sight-singing skills, expressive depth, a solid work ethic, and the willingness to work communally with others to reach the highest possible standards. UW Chorale plays an active role in promoting the UW music department through frequent performances and community appearances, as well as a yearly tour and/or CD recording.