The Choral Scholars Perform Carlos Colón’s Requiem

Requiem, “Las Lamentaciones de Rufina Amaya”

I was honored to work with The Choral Scholars from Grand Rapids, Michigan. They are a professional group that has recorded some of the most representative choral music. I recommend that you visit their website, and buy their recordings.ChoralScholars

I am thankful for an excellent performance, with an exquisite interpretation, and fidelity to the score.  You can hear my Requiem, “Las Lamentaciones de Rufina Amaya” here. The composition starts on minute 5:30. An MP3 audio file is also available, upon request.

Contact the composer to receive a sample of the score. Mr. Colón is also available for conducting his music. As a refugee from the Salvadoran conflict, he is also an ambassador for peace and good will.

Here are some samples of the full score:





Spreading Peace and Hope Through Music in El Salvador

For about 10 years, I have partnered with Neftali Valiente in a music education program in El Salvador. This program includes participating in liturgy, music lessons, and music camps or retreats by both local and visiting musicians and church groups. We have worked with more than 25 young people, none of whom have joined a gang, and most of whom are going to college–including one who is graduating as a medical doctor!

We have decided to expand this program in El Salvador to a couple more locations. There we will provide faith-based music education, grounded in the virtues and the Gospel of Peace.  We will intentionally instill a culture of nonviolence and generosity in our children, encouraging them to be kind with others and not to withhold their talents and resources.

We want to help the current immigration crisis by providing opportunities in El Salvador. Our passion is to create programs in El Salvador to empower our people so they do NOT have to leave their country. In the upcoming days, I will share with you about  forming young people in El Salvador in the arts, music, and a culture of peace.

Please contact me if you would like to hear about ways you can help us alleviate the immigrant crisis by reaching children through music and the Gospel.

Thank you for your help and goodwill as you help immigrants in the USA. Please continue to do so as God enables you to alleviate suffering here at our borders.

Maestro Neftalí Valiente with some of his students.

TVCC Performs Carlos Colón’s Requiem

Thanks to Rebecca Replogle for a great performance of my concert Requiem, “Las Lamentaciones de Rufina Amaya” on June 9 with Treasure Valley Community College Choirs and Treasure Valley Chorale; Rebecca Replogle, director.



e, in Ontario, Oregon. You can also hear the Sanctus here:

Maestra Replogle writes:

” I am so happy to report that our presentation of your Requiem last Friday on concert was so well received by our audience.  And you now have a town full of “fans” here in the Treasure Valley (eastern Oregon / west Idaho) among the musicians who made up our choir and chamber orchestra. Thank you again for sharing this wonderful music with me so that I could share it with this community.”