KUP taldea will take part in the World Symposium on Choral Music

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2017-07-21

The 11th World Symposium on Choral Music will be held in Barcelona, from 22nd to 29th July 2017, where the Basque Country will be represented by KUP taldea, under the baton of their conductor, Gabriel Baltes. This one-week event will see Barcelona become the only place to be for singers, conductors, amateur and professional musicians, publishers and for all lovers of choral music. For seven days, there will be conferences, workshops, master classes, concerts, new pieces to be presented and performed and much more, offered by conductors, professionals and internationally-renowned choirs.

The 11th World Symposium on Choral Music will be held in Barcelona, from 22nd to 29th July 2017, where the Basque Country will be represented by KUP taldea, under the baton of their conductor, Gabriel Baltes. This one-week event will see Barcelona become the only place to be for singers, conductors, amateur and professional musicians, publishers and for all lovers of choral music. For seven days, there will be conferences, workshops, master classes, concerts, new pieces to be presented and performed and much more, offered by conductors, professionals and internationally-renowned choirs.

The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) is responsible for organizing this symposium, which takes place every 3 years, and for this 11th edition they have chosen 24 ensembles from all over the world, including KUP taldea. The 24 choirs who make up the final list have had to undergo a rigorous selection process, as well as being able to provide the Federation with past evidence of high-level performance. For this reason, we can say that the groups chosen to perform in Barcelona are choirs that have achieved great success and recognition in recent years on an international scale.

The theme of the 2017 symposium is “The Colours of Peace”. This will be reflected in the programmes chosen by each choir, which will be performed at different venues around the city of Barcelona. These venues include the Palau de la Música Catalana (a Catalan Art Nouveau building and UNESCO World Heritage Site), L’Auditori (Barcelona’s most recently created music venue and home of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra), the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi and the Sagrada Familia among others. One of the programas of KUP taldea will be in euskera, created by 6 Basque musicians: Javier Busto, David Azurza, Eva Ugalde, Junkal Guerrero, Xabier Sarasola and Josu Elberdin.

It is with great pride that all the singers of KUP taldea, together with our conductor, will take the opportunity to represent choral music of the Basque Country at such a prestigious event as the World Symposium. For more information, or to see the full list of the participating choirs: http://www.wscm11.cat/#!choirs/c1bh2

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