PERFORM IN SPAIN

Voces Blancas,White Voices

We are proud to announce that this Spring season 2018 we will have some of the most prestige children´s choirs touring in Spain and Portugal. Early next week we have the visit of the Copenhagen Royal Chapel  Choir under the direction of Ebbe Munk and with the harp of Helen Davis Mikkelborg  will be singing  at the Church of the Monastery of San Jeronimo next Wednesday April 25 at 17 h their first concert before continue towards Salamanca´s Catedral Vieja ( Old Cathedral) where they  will sing on Saturday 28 at 20.30 h. The third concert will take place at the Iglesia Colegial del Divino salvador on Monday April 30 at 21 h and the final concert  at Malaga Cathedral on Tuesday May 2nd at 21 h. All concerts will be admission  free and limited seats. They will continue then to the United Kingdom where they will sing  with the King´s College Choir before ending their European tour.  This will be the third time they toured with us and  we cold only say that the past tours they received the best  reviews  and  were acclaimed by large audiences so we do hope this one will be outstanding. The program under the title of Choir Sounds of Joy and reflexion ( Cantos de Alegria y Reflexion ) will include the  works of known composers as Felix Mendelsshon, G.P Palestrina and  scandinavian composers as Sven David Sandström, Palle Mikkelborg and Carl Nielsen and a the beautiful  piece for harp , Ave Maria by Sergej Rachmaninov.

Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir at Parroquia de San Jerónimo de Madrid- - Ebbe Munk, Director May 2014- Photo by Juanlu Vela

Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir at Parroquia de San Jerónimo de Madrid- – Ebbe Munk, Director May 2014- Photo by Juanlu Vela

 

Always proud to  welcome  again  to an old friend, Georg Stangelberger conducting the Phoenix Boys Choir and the Men´s Choir. It was almost “yesterday” when he came with his choir to Spain almost 15 years ago and since then they falled in love with the venues and audiences. On their past  second tour , few years ago they sang  almost 17 concerts in 20 days across  the Iberian peninsula including both countries and the area of Lisbon. This early June they will start  touring across the Northern  Spain,  probably the richest area  in Spain about choral music tradition with churches and monasteries along the coast that were following the old pilgrimage roads to Santiago. From mystical Galicia they will drive towards Porto and Coimbra where they will sing before entering in Salamanca and then Madrid and Andalusia. We  will keep you update the  during the next days. George Stangelberger conducted the Viena Boys Choir before he moved with  his family to Phoenix (Arizona, USA) where he had been teaching  and trainning the children´s voices for over a decade building what is consider among the best Children´s Choirs in North America. The Phoneix Boys Choir will be singing in Gijon(June1st), Santiago de Compostela( June 3rd), Porto ( June 4th), Coimbra ( June6-7 TBC), Salamanca(June 8th), Alcala de  Henares ( June 9th), Madrid( June 10th) Sevilla( June13th)Jaén(June15) and  the final concert in Malaga (June16).

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The last Children Choir  this season in Spain is the New York Children Chorus that will be  on tour at the end of June and will sing in Valencia, Granada and Madrid  between June 23-28. Directed under Mary Wannamaker Huff will  sing an excellent repertorie from the classics (Mendelsshon, Schubert) to contemporary (Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin),  but also African American Spirituals and Traditional American choral music as well.  For  any updates of these choral concerts and fresh daily information about our season, we suggest to follow and visit our FB page

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Summer Concerts & Festivals in Spain 2017

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Once we are in mid July and after a break before start working on next year season, it is time to look back to the past months of May and June as one of the most productive concert seasons we did organize over the past years. 26 concerts happened in  two weeks. From choral to jazz, from wind to symphony. Over 10,000  audience welcomed their concerts. Music  spread from Lisbon to Barcelona, from Bilbao to Puerto de Santa Maria, from Salamanca to Ubeda, from Valencia to Reus all over the Iberian peninsula.

 

The WUC performed in Barcelona, Montserrat, Bilbao, Salamanca, Madrid and Alcala de Henares, while the LCCB played in Madrid , Valencia, Puerto de Santa Maria and Ubeda, while the UCBSO played in Ubeda, Granada, Valencia and Reus and while the  different ensembles of the Pacific University performed in  Setubal, Lisbon, Madrid, Valencia, Castelldefells and Barcelona.

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There were some special days for us,  as Saturday 27 May, as  when the choir were singing in  Bilbao under the direction of Mark A. Hafso works of Palestrina , Victoria, Tichelli, David Brunner or Randall Stroop ;  at the Festival  Internacional de Musica de Ubeda, the UCBSO were playing works of Debussy, Cindy Cox, Amadeus  Regucera and Berlioz, and  in  Cullera, a town near Valencia that  has one of the oldest and  better Sociedades Musicales, the Luther College Concert Band  under Joan de Alburquerque, were playing with the Youth Wind Band  works of Rossano Galante, Andre Waignen, Bach , Turrin or Bernstein.

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On Tuesday 30, while the choir were singing at the Catedral de Salamanca, the UCBSO were playing at the Palau de la Musica de Valencia and amazing concert in front  of 1000  warming audience, where they  played three encores.

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The day after, was the Atlantic Day, where two of the Pacific ensembles combined two programs of jazz and symphonic music   at the main venue in Setubal, the Forum Luisa Todi in front of  +500 people. At the same time in Puerto de Santa Maria (Cadiz) the LCCB where playing in front of 700 people who   enjoyed each piece and clapped standing up  on “flamenco” rhytms.

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Thursday June 1st was another big day with  four concerts at the time. While the  WUC were singing at the Catedral de  Alcala near Madrid, the UCBSO were playing south of Barcelona, the LCCB  were playing at the Festival de Ubeda and the Pacifc Jazz ensemble were playing on top of the  city of Lisbon.

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Two days after the Pacific arrived into Madrid where  both the wind and the symphony played in the bullring on a small town near Madrid while Real Madrid  soccer team where playing the  European championship vs  Juventus Milano. After Real Madrid victory the Jazz Ensemble played at the main Plaza almost after midnight!!

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While most of the bands  were  flying back home the Pacific continued from Madrid to Valencia and Barcelona where they finished their tour with  open air concerts near Barcelona and  a final symphonic concert  at one of the nicest gothic churches in Barcelona.

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Now, it is time to rest and charge the batteries for the coming season, but also  to meet early September with over 20 different bands of  jazz, blues and rock coming from Texas to take part  on the second Pueblos Blancos Music Festival.

Want to thank to all musicians, audiences, local  sponsors and partners who  helped us  on this wonderful adventure of music throughout the years and specially during the 2017 season.

We hope to work together in the near future and wish you all a nice summertime!

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