Every year the International Polyphony Meetings “Ciudad de Tomares” and “Coral del Atlántico” take place in Seville and Huelva. The artistic quality made these Meetings events of prime international musical relevance. This has been possible due to the excellence of the choristers and soloists participants from all over the world i.e. Argentina, Bulgaria, P.R. China, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, France, Gibraltar, The Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Venezuela, as well as from elsewhere in Spain. This October 2017, in coincidence with the X edition of the “Ciudad de Tomares” and XXXI of “Coral del Atlántico” International Polyphony Meetings, the choirs “Polifónica Tomares” (Seville, España) and “Polifónica Isla Cristina” (Huelva, España) will organize this big International Festival for Choirs and Vocal Ensembles “CANTA EN ANDALUCÍA 2017”.
CANTA EN ANDALUCÍA is not a competitive festival, the idea of the festival is well summarized in Gabriel Gracía Márquez cite “singing just for feeling alive” and this will be our reward. Nonetheless, there will be lovely surprises for all participants.
CANTA EN ANDALUCÍA will take place in auditoria and theatres in Seville and Huelva provinces and participation will be limited to 12 assembles. The festival will start on a Thursday and each group will participate in a minimum of 2 concerts depending in the final number of participants and venues. CANTA EN ANDALUCÍA 2017 will be closed on Saturday with a gorgeous farewell party-dinner with all chorals and vocal ensembles together.
We believe that the social aspects as well as culture promotion in relation with tourism are important. In fact, Seville is “The Opera City” being central in over 150 operas, some of them universal productions by prime authors i.e. Beethoven, Bizet, Donizetti, Haendel, Mozart, Rossini, Scarlatti, Verdi. “Carmen”, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, “Don Giovanni”, “La Favorite”, “Fidelio”, “Le Nozze di Figaro”, “La Forza del Destino”…. are some of the operas inspired by Seville with locations, many of them real, that participants will have the opportunity to visit and enjoy.
During and between rehearsals, concerts and other activities programmed within CANTA EN ANDALUCÍA there will be enough time to enjoy Andalusia and its culture, as well as to socialize and start intercultural relations with other national and international participants.
Here we warmly invite you to actively participate in the International Festival for Choirs and Vocal Ensembles “CANTA EN ANDALUCÍA” and to help each other in feeling alive though our sings next fall 2017.