Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: UC Law celebrated its 133 years with a music concert for all time

The Aula Magna Manuel José Irarrázaval was the scene of the celebration of the 133 years of life of the Faculty of Law with the UC 2021 Law Concert: Music for all times, which was preceded by a discussion where the complexity was analyzed from different perspectives of interpretation of choral music and the musical history of the composers, space that was directed by the dean of the Faculty of Law, Gabriel Bocksang , and the choral director and professor of the UC Institute of Music , Felipe Ramos.

After the discussion, attendees were able to enjoy musical works such as Alleluia pascha nostrum by Léonin; Nymphes des bois by Josquin des Prés; Unus ex discipulis meis, H.114 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Credo 8 by Luigi Cherubini; Quant jái ouy le tabourin, L 99/2 by Claude Debussy; Ronde, M 69/3 by Maurice Ravel; In the woods of Sylvia Soublette; and Introduction to the Angel by Astor Piazzolla.

The musical meeting reflected one of the objectives of UC Law which is to promote in the academic community an active commitment towards an integral development of the arts and sciences.

The concert was attended by the vice-dean of the UC School of Law, Carmen Elena Domínguez, the academic secretary, Cristián Villalonga, the director of Student Affairs, Elisa Amenábar, the president of the Student Center, Santiago Ruiz-Esquide, and the Faculty Advisor, María Paz Cortesi, as well as teachers, officials, students and relatives of the musicians.

The musical meeting reflected one of the objectives of UC Law which is to promote in the academic community an active commitment towards an integral development of the arts and sciences.

“For the faculty, a genuine university life implies a commitment to the highest manifestations of culture and to the joy of sharing and meeting in community. For this reason, this celebration of the 133 years of existence of UC Law fully responds to our constant vocation of service to Chile and the Church, also marking an important milestone in the return to presence that we have decisively promoted in our faculty ”, he stated Dean Bocksang.

“For the faculty, a genuine university life implies a commitment to the highest manifestations of culture and to the joy of sharing and meeting in community” – Dean of Law Gabriel Bocksang

Regarding the performance of the choral ensemble, where after each presentation the audience applauded with enthusiasm and gratitude the professionalism of the interpreters, the highest UC Law authority assured that “we are happy to have been able to offer our community and the country a concert of choral works with an interpretation of international level by the teacher Felipe Ramos and his ensemble. In particular, I am very happy that UC Law has been able to premiere in Chile the Credo for eight voices by the Italian composer Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842), a work that required very long and careful preparation from the musicians. I would also like to highlight the interpretation of a work by Sylvia Soublette (1923-2020), a distinguished Chilean composer closely linked to our university and recently deceased ”.

“The musical works presented have an undoubted universal legacy for the message they deliver and for the development of the composition for vocal groups, which spanned more than 800 years” – Director of the Ensemble of the Student Choir, Felipe Ramos


Regarding the vision of the musical legacy of the composers honored yesterday, the director of the Ensemble of the Student Choir Felipe Ramos, assured that the musical works presented have “an undoubted universal legacy due to the message they deliver and the development of the composition for vocal groups. , which spanned more than 800 years. That legacy is very current. It is the art of the past that is heard with current ears. That is what we try to do in each concert, that today’s listeners can appreciate and know the oldest music and the newest music, but always with current ears ”.

Regarding the close relationship with UC Law and re-directing a choral ensemble for the faculty, Ramos said that “there is always a lot of emotion. I am very grateful for the welcome and breadth that the faculty offers. I agree with Dean Bocksang that this is an excellent way to do university, flooding each space of university life with our different tasks, sharing what we like to do the most, which is music. UC Law greatly values ​​the musical art and is always willing to listen to the new and the old from the hands of choral singing, which is a tradition of the University ”.

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