5 times in a row!
Youth Coral Santa Maria of Pineda de Mar is Calella’s most faithful participant
Canta al mar – Festival Coral Internacional faces its sixth edition in Calella this October. Again represented this year will be the Spanish group “Youth Coral Santa Maria of Pineda de Mar” – for the fifth time in a row!
The choir’s home town Pineda de Mar is a nearby city of Calella. Since 2013 the group has participated every year in the choir festival “Canta al mar” that is regularly taking place in October.
The Youth Coral Santa Maria of Pineda de Mar was founded in October 2010 with 7 singers, and nowadays there are 26 members in the choir! They participated in many concerts and on several occasions they have appeared singing live on Spanish television station TVE 2.
The group also had the pleasure of singing at the altar of Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey following the world famous boys’ choir "Escolania de Montserrat”, the abbey’s official choir.
In 2011 the council of their town selected them to perform the traditional Christmas concert of Pineda. And the choir also went abroad already: In July 2013 they participated in the international choral meeting “Pueri singing” in Paris and also performed in world renowned places like the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Youth Coral Santa Maria of Pineda de Mar is accompanied at the piano by Georgina Chilavert and their conductor is Elisa Pereira.
At Canta al mar 2017 they will compete in front of the jury joining the Children’s Choirs category. Among others, they will present a piece from their home: the traditional Catalonian song “Per tu ploro”, arranged by Pep Ventura.