By Margot Thomas
MIROSLAVA HERRERA, lead singer and song writer with Afrodisíaco, winners of the top award at Latin America’s most prestigious music festival, will be performing at the 6th annual Carols By Candlelight concert .
Afrodisíaco won the Silver Seagull at the Viña del Mar in Chile over competition from across the continent.
The Carols charity event organized by the CanadaPLUS Foundation, will be at the Mirador del Pacifico amphitheater at the Fish Market end of the Cinta Costera on. Saturday December 3.
The concert begins at 6.30 pm.
Herrera joins four choirs that will be presenting a medley of Christmas classics, and inviting the candle waving audience to join in the singing of a well-known carol after each presentation.
The words are in a bi-lingual illustrated book, distributed free through retail outlets across Panama city.
The participating choirs are: El Colegio de Panama, directed by Meryelis Florez, making their second appearance; Angelito de Matrimonios en Victoria, directed By Ana de Watt: King’s College directed by Vanessa Wade, which has performed at every event since 2011); Coro JP II, Directed by Danny Gonzalez appearing for the fifth time.
Herrera will be a solo performer and will lead the combined choirs for the finale.
She will also combine with Karlita Delegado to MC the show which will be stage managed by Sarina Claes.
The concert is free if you want to bring your own stool or cushion and sit on the perimeter of the amphitheater.
To ensure that you are part of the action, you can obtain souvenir candles at $5 and $10. (The $10 LED candles with replaceable batteries last for 50 hours or more).
For a more comfortable perch nearer to the stage you can reserve a seat which includes a souvenir candle for $20 (silver) or $25 (gold).
All proceeds go to the CanadaPLUS Foundation’s fund raising programs for Hospital Santo Tomas, and Vision of Hope, an innovative program, training blind and disabled Panamanians to make jewelry and become incoming earning members of the community.
For reserved seats or candles Call 6619-6890 (English) or 225-3860 (Spanish).
A seat at the event makes an excellent Mothers’ Day gift.
And you might want to consider buying extra candles for distribution to less fortunate members of the community.
Your order along with illustrated by-lingual Carols’ books will be delivered to your home or office.