Canta al mar - Festival Coral Internacional

33 choirs, 20 nations, 100 percent excitement

INTERKULTUR welcomes choral singers to Catalan choir competition for the 6th time

While the Asia Pacific Choir Games in Colombo, Sri Lanka are making the whole city resound in these days, also the Spanish coast will be fulfilled with choirs and music this week:

Benvinguda a Calella – welcome to Calella! October 25 marks the opening day of “Canta al mar 2017”, which begins with a colorful choir parade starting at 16:00 at the Riera Capaspre, leading to the picturesque park Pati de l'Ós, where afterwards the Opening Ceremony is being held. This first eventful day closes with the Opening Concert at 21:00 at the Església de Santa Maria i Sant Nicolau with performances of groups from Estonia, China, South Africa and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

On October 26 a Friendship Concert at the Plaça de l’Ajuntament at 11:00 begins the first competition day of Canta al Mar. From 14:30-16:00 Mixed Choirs compete at the Sala Mozart where afterwards also the categories Jazz and Pop will take place until 17:15. Until 20:00, when the Folklore competition starts, impatient choral music lovers have the chance to listen to two further Friendship Concerts at 17:00 and 19:00. The Gala Concert “Music and Light” at Església de Santa Maria i Sant Nicolau will mark the final highlight at 22:00.

The next day calls the singers onto stages in Calella and Barcelona. At 11:30 Children’s and Youth choirs get ready to put their choral skills to the test at the Sala Mozart. At 21:00 another Gala Concert focuses on “Pop and Jazz” at the same venue – and all those, who wish for more examples of international choir music, may eavesdrop the three Friendship Concerts taking place at 11:00, 17:00 and 19:00. In Barcelona however Sacred Choral Music can be heard at Santa Maria del Pi from 18:00 until 20:00 and afterwards Chamber Choirs will appear for the victory in their category. But first of all a Friendship Concert will carry the audience off to Barcelona’s Gothic Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia at 16:00.

Female and Male Choirs will welcome their audience at the Església de Santa Maria i Sant Nicolau from 11:00 until 12:30. After two further Friendship Concerts at 11:00 and 13:00 at the Plaça de l’Ajuntament and the Plaça di Iglesia the Award Ceremony at 17:00 at the Fabrica Llobet will announce and honor the top choirs of Canta al mar. Afterwards at 19:00 all singers will make Calella resound for the last time, when “Calella sings” begins in the inner city. And with the great Fiesta de la Amistad for all singers at 20:00 at the Platja Gran, Canta al mar will end on a high note.

Pati de l'Ós, Calella © INTERKULTUR

If you want to experience the singers from all parts of the world live in Calella, join competitions and concerts for free! You get more information about Canta al mar 2017 at the official event website. For more updates and news please follow the event on Facebook!