CAMPILLO DE ARENAS
Parish Church of the Encarnación
Jerónimo Marín, guest conductor – Héctor Eliel Márquez, piano and chief conductor
Rebeca Cardiel, soprano – Juan Manuel Morales, countertenor – Francisco Díaz, tenor – Víctor Cruz, bass
Manuel García “sacred”: Mass No. 2
The well-known singer, composer, traveler and businessman Manuel García (1775-1832) is a legend in European Romanticism. Although his operatic production is now gradually becoming known, he also composed four masses in 1818, all for soloists, choir and piano, for the Chapel of the Bavarian Embassy in London, a true refuge of Catholic culture. None of them have received attention to be performed in our days, nor do we have any of them recorded. Written in the triumphant operatic bel canto style of the moment, including elaborate cadences for soloists and virtuosic singing, we invite you to the premiere in modern times of the Mass No. 2 in F major in this new facet of the ‘sacred’ Manuel García.
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Petite messe solennelle
Manuel García (1775-1823)
Mass No. 2 in F major*
* Ms. autograph : Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS 8320 (copy of Charles M. Baetens, 1859, held in Boston Public Library).
Transcription: James Radomsky
This concert would not have been possible without the knowledge and generosity of Andrés Moreno Mengíbar, who provided information and put Jerónimo Marín on the track of Manuel García’s sacred repertoire. For this, we should like to express our heartfelt thanks
COMMEMORATION OF THE BICENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF PAULINE VIARDOT GARCÍA, DAUGHTER OF MANUEL GARCÍA (1821-2021)
COLLABORATION OF THE BISHOPRIC OF JAÉN AND THE TOWN COUNCIL OF CAMPILLO DE ARENAS
Rebeca Cardiel, soprano
Juan Manuel Morales, countertenor
Francisco Díaz, tenor
Víctor Cruz, bass
Carmen Callejas, Rebeca Cardiel*, Ruth Obermayer and Elena Simionov, sopranos
Conchita Cortés, Juan Manuel Morales*, Rosa Plata and Maribel Rueda, altos
Luis Arance, Francisco Díaz*, Juan Blázquez and Samuel Higueras, tenors
Víctor Cruz*, Pablo Guerrero, Rodrigo Navarro, Luis Ortega and Francisco Ruiz, basses
Héctor Eliel Márquez, chief conductor and piano
Jerónimo Marín, guest director
Héctor Eliel Márquez, chief conductor and piano. Professor of the RCSM Victoria Eugenia de Granada, he is native of this same city, where he graduated as a Profesor superior de piano and carried out higher studies of composition, after which he finished a postgraduate degree with EdoardoTorbianelli (fortepiano) at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland). As an accompanying pianist he has extensive concert experience; and has worked in various international singing courses, accompanying the classees of renowned teachers such as Gerd Türk, Nancy Argenta, Janet Williams, Carlos Chausson, etc. He is director of the Coro de la OCG, 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, and founder and conductor of Numen Ensemble.
Jerónimo Marín, guest conductor. Director of the Coro Fundación GSD. He is currently assistant conductor of the Orquesta de la Universidad Carlos III. He has debuted as an opera director with El Pájaro de dos colores by Conrado del Campo in January 2020. He has been assistant director of Guillermo García Calvo and Miguel Ortega. Profesor superior in oboe and singing. Degree in FilologíaHispánica and Degree in Historia y Ciencias de la Música. Secondary music and chess teacher at the IES Juana de Castilla. Professional baritone for ten years in the Coro del Teatro Real. Baritone of Aftershave Quartet (Medalla de Oro in theNational Competition of 2015 and 2017).