No music is as human and universal as a cappella vocal music, freed from the intervention of a sonorous artefact. It directly springs from human beings. Choirs thus symbolise the link between a people and their roots and ancestors. This explains why almost all traditions and festivities have made use of the human voice to represent a nexus with the transcendent. This series explores different sides to choral singing, including operatic, classical and folkloric repertories, as well as examples from the Catholic and Orthodox liturgies.
Concerts in this series
- Coro Intermezzo del Teatro Real, Miguel Ángel Arqued and Andrés Máspero
Around twilightCoro de la Comunidad de Madrid and Pedro Teixeira
Spanish Polyphony for Holy WeekEnsemble del Coro Nacional de España and Héctor Guerrero
Polyphonies from GeorgiaEnsemble Basiani and George Donadze