SATURDAY 24
8.30 p.m.

BAEZA
Cathedral

SCHOLA PUERI CANTORES OF GRANADA CATHEDRAL
Héctor Eliel Márquez, conductor
ESCOLANÍA OF JAÉN CATHEDRAL
CEMMEC ENSEMBLE
Cristina García de la Torre, conductor
MUSIC CHAPEL OF SEISES OF EL SALVADOR
María Jesús García Sánchez, conductor

 

Europe: Concert of Nations

Three choirs of children join their voices in a trip throughout four European countries, which coincides with the structure of the program: Spain, England, Germany and Italy. This is not only a geographical journey, but also a voyage through time, beginning in the Renaissance, with Morales and Guerrero, and ending in the Baroque age, with great pieces such as Bach’s Cantata Christ lag in Todes Banden (with a special text adaptation for this concert) or the well-known but not often performed Miserere by Allegri. Contemporary repertoires from the English context are also included in the program.

PROGRAM

FIRST PART

I. SPAIN – SEISES OF  EL SALVADOR1
Cristóbal de Morales (c.1500-1553)
Motet Inter natos mulierum (4vv) (1543)

Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Mass Simile est Regnum Caelorum
(Missarum Liber Secundus, 1582)
Kyrie (4vv)
Sanctus (4vv)
Benedictus (4vv)

Anonymous (16th c.)
Motet Aquella boz de Cristo tan sonora (4vv)
(Cancionero Musical de la Casa de Medinaceli)

Francisco Guerrero
Villancico Niño Dios d’amor herido (4vv)
(Canciones y villanescas espirituales, 1589)

II. ENGLAND – ESCOLANÍA OF JAÉN CATHEDRAL & CEMMEC ENSEMBLE
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63
“Sing for joy!” (3vv)2

Theodora HWV 68
“Angels, ever bright and fair” (3vv)3

John Rutter (n.1945)
The Peace of God (1v)

The Lord Bless you (2vv)

Bob Chilcott (n.1955)
All for love of one (2vv)

Irish Blessinig (2vv)

Can’t you hear me (2vv)

 

SECOND PART

III. GERMANY – SCHOLA PUERI CANTORES OF GRANADA CATHEDRAL & BAROQUE ENSEMBLE
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cantata Christ lag in Todes Banden BWV 4 (1707)4
Symphony
Versus I: Choir (4vv)
Versus II: Choir (2vv)
Versus III: Choir (4vv)
Versus IV: Choir (4vv)
Versus V: Choir (4vv)
Versus VI: Soprano and Tenor
Versus VII: Soprano and Choir (4vv)

IV. ITALY – THE SEISES OF EL SALVADOR, ESCOLANÍA OF JAÉN CATHEDRAL & SCHOLA PUERI CANTORES OF GRANADA CATHEDRAL
Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
Miserere (9vv) (1638)

Duration: 90’

Transcriptions and arrangements:
(1) Transcriptions by Nancho Álvarez and Miguel Querol Gavaldá
(2) Arrangement by Linda Spevacek
(3) Arrangement by Robert Sieving
(4) Text partly adapted by Héctor Eliel Márquez

 

COLLABORATION WITH THE EXCMO. CABILDO DE LAS CATEDRALES DE JAÉN Y BAEZA

 

Chapel Music of The Seises El Salvador
Jesús del Valle, Alejandro Copado, Francisco Cruz, Daniel Moreno, Adrián Moreno, Javier Sánchez, Ana Ruiz AND Marta Ruiz, sopranos
Ignacio Valenzuela, Juan de la Cruz Moreno, Alberto Martínez, Juan Francisco Suárez, Carlos Sánchez and David Sánchez, altos
Antonio Díaz, José Ruiz, Sergio Suárez, Manuel Ventura, Andrés Vega, Valentín Zafra and Antonio Zafra, tenors
Sergio Muñoz, Juan José Barbero, José Díaz and Luis Arriaga, bassos
Emilio José Alejo, organ

María Jesús García, conductor

Escolanía of Jaén Cathedral
Sara Asensio, Diego Ayas, Lucas Borrego, Alberto Buitrago, Noelia Buitrago, Cristina Castro, Cristóbal Cobo, Elena Colmenero, Paula Fernández, Valeria Fernández, Celia Garrido, Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Claudia de las Heras, Victoria de las Heras, Marta Lara, Carmen Liébana, Pilar Liébana, María López, Nazaret Martínez, Sofía Martínez, Daniela Merino, Alfonso Juan Morales, José Pareja, Marco Peñas, Carmen Rodríguez, Sara Sánchez, Ana Trigo, Inés Vallecillo, Lina Vallecillo, Mariola Vallecillo, Julia Vico and Adriana Zabala

Cemmec Ensemble
Alicia Ocete Merino, Maribel Talens Palomo, María José Fernández Moya, Olga Barbería Ardanaz, Justo Gámez Ledesma and Ignacio Pedro Ruiz Merino

Juan Alberto Buitrago García, piano
Cristina García de la Torre, conductor

Schola Pueri Cantores of Granada Cathedral
Mª Carmen Borrego, Ana Calín, Marta Pilar Carrasquilla, Inés Carvajal Romero, Guillermo Cepero, María Luisa Chaves, África Collado, Beatriz Cuevas, Izadora Dias, Rocío Gallegos, Ana García, Clara Garófano, Violeta Garrido, Alejandra Granados, Elvira Iañez, María Marín, Lucía Valeria Márquez, Lucía Márquez, Paloma María Martínez, Ana Belén Pérez, Beatriz Ramos, Elena Rubio, Carmen Rubio, Ángela Salerno, Alicia Triviño, Clara Triviño*, Cecilia Fernández, María Carolina Ibáñez, Carmen Jaramillo, María Martín, María Mata, Alejandro Vicente and Laura Villafáfila, sopranos
María Mercedes Barragán, Marina Fernández-Casas, Denise Adela Gallego, Ignacio García, Adela Iniesta, Juan Marín, María del Rocío Martínez, Eva María Martínez, Carmen Martos, Araceli Martos, Miguel Ángel Ávila, Jorge Ávila, Marina García, María Jaramillo and Candela Martínez, altos
Pedro Alcalá-Zamora, Carlos Alcalá-Zamora, Alejandro Calero, Francisco Javier Lara*, Diego Martínez and Juan Aguilera, tenors
Nikita Dashchynskiy, Alfredo Iniesta and Pablo Ramos, basses

* Soloists in Cantata BWV 4

Baroque Ensemble
María del Mar Blasco, violin I
David Gómez, violin II
Mario Cabeza de Vaca, viola I
Luis Iglesias, viola II
Araceli Castro, violoncello
Rosa María Pérez, organ

Héctor Eliel Márquez, conductor

María Jesús Sánchez, directora de los Seises de El Salvador_María Jesús García Sánchez, conductor. Certificate in Flamencology and Piano. She is currently concluding her studies in Choir conducting in Seville, and obtained a master degree in piano performance (UNIA) and a Certificate in Advanced Studies (DEA) in Music, Visual Arts and Education (Universidad de Córdoba). From 2008 she is working as a Flamencology teacher in the conservatory “Rafael Orozco” in Córdoba and teaches the Seises (choir children) of the Sacra Capilla of El Salvador in Úbeda. She is also a member of the Agrupación Coral Ubetense (from 1999) and the assistant conductor of this group (from 2012).

Capilla musical Los Seises of El Salvador. This is a mixed choral formation, consisting of both children’s and adults’ voices, directed by the chapel master María Jesús García and by Emilio José Alejo, an organist. The history of this group dates back to Christmas Day 2008, and a group including men and boys was formed in 2014, as a consequence of a meeting of former members of the choir, with the purpose of recreating the Renaissance style choir.

Seises El Salvador_

Cristina García de la Torre, conductor. Degree in Choral Conducting, The Royal School of Music, London. She also holds the titles of Piano and Solfeggio Professor from the conservatory of music “Victoria Eugenia” in Granada, and studied History and Sciences of Music at the University of Granada. She was awarded with the Andalusian Woman Entrepreneur Prize 2017 and the II Courage Prizes, granted by the Union of Professionals and Workers of Andalusia (UPTA). She teaches at the Secondary School “Pedro Poveda” in Jaén, and is the director of the private conservatory and music school “Maestro Cebrián” in Jaén (CEMMEC).

Escolanía of Jaén Cathedral. This group of white voices created by the Cathedral Chapter was founded by Cristina García de la Torre, its current artistic director, in February 2008. The purpose of this foundation was to provide the main liturgical celebrations of the Cathedral with solemn music, as well as to promote sacred and choral music, and to offer the singers a high-level music training. It is integrated by thirty boys and girls who are between 8 and 15 years old and show extraordinary musical and vocal skills.

Escolanía S. I. Catedral de Jaén

Héctor Eliel Márquez, directora de la Schola Pueri CantoresHéctor Eliel Márquez, conductor. He was born in Granada, where he studied piano, organ, composition and law, after which he completed a Master with Edoardo Torbianelli (fortepiano) at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland). He currently teaches at RCSM Victoria Eugenia de Granada and is conductor of the OCG Choir and Youth Choir, of the Schola Pueri Cantores de la Catedral de Granada, member and arranger of the vocal octet Sietemásuno, musical director of the opera company La Voz Humana, founder and conductor of Numen Ensemble and recently won the award for the best choral direction in the Choral Contest of Ejea de los Caballeros (2017).

Schola Pueri Singers of Granada Cathedral. Founded in November 2006, it belongs to the International Federation of Pueri Cantores, and in this context has participated in conventions in Stockholm, Rome, Granada (where they were hosting the meeting) and Paris. In June 2013 they recorded their first CD, entitled Rosa sine spina (Iberia Classical). It is currently integrated by two children choirs (conducted by Patricia Latorre) and another youth group of mixed voices; the global project, directed by Héctor Eliel Márquez, includes lessons in vocal technique, choral conducting and improvement of musical language. They have their own orchestra and a parents’ choir.

Schola Pueri Cantores. Catedral de Granada

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Instituciones organizadoras    Patrocinadores privados

Ayuntamiento de Úbeda

Ayuntamiento de Baeza
 
Instituciones colaboradoras

Obispado de Jaén

Cabildo Catedral de Jaén