Foro Coral Americano 2019 has ended
No less important has been the fraternal atmosphere that impregnated the numerous attendance of directors, singers, students, scholars, publishing houses and choral institutions. Important representations of American countries gathered in San Juan, from north to south and from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean; we have united our voices, our hearts and shared our identities through choral music.
Coro Arturi Beruti highlights and appreciates the generous and sustained support received from the Government of San Juan through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Without their support, this Forum and Symposium would not have been possible.
Our gratitude is certainly extended to the Catholic University of Cuyo, which will publish the papers, to the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) represented by its Executive Director Dr. Tim Sharp and by the Director of the International Exchange Program Dr T.J. Harper.
We are proud and grateful for the generosity and professionalism of each participant. For them our special applause.
Of equal importance has been the permanent participation of Christian Barandica Ruiz (technical assistance) and with him, the members of the Arturo Beruti Choir, organized in various commissions.
We also thank the authorities and staff of the Bicentennial Theater and the Juan Victoria Auditorium, privileged spaces that opened their doors to this transcendent continental production.
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Concert tour to China
It was undoubtedly a milestone in the artistic career of the choir for the magnitude of the tour from the point of view of the number of performances, the diverse scenarios, the extraordinary concert halls impressive for their acoustics and architecture, the contact with the local culture including millennial ethnic groups and exchange with choirs from around the world.
Coro Arturo Beruti was the only South American choir invited and, at the end of its tour, it received a cultural Ambassador recognition for the offered concerts and the repertoire, which included mainly original music and Argentine choral arrangements, as well as Latin American music.
The tour included participation in four international festivals:
- 2018 China Inner Mongolia International Choral Week Belt and Road in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia
- 14th China International Chorus Festival and IFCM World Choral Education Conference in Beijing
- The International Choral Festival in Shenyang
- The International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM Voices Conference in Kaili.
Participating choirs included groups from Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, New Zealand, Russia, Spain. United Kingdom, USA, Thailand and the select World Youth Choir (Session 2018), among others.
Along with these outstanding international groups, local choirs such as the Mongolian Youth Choir and numerous choirs of children, young people, adults and adults from various regions of the People's Republic of China performed. Without a doubt, a multitudinous international event.
The Arturo Beruti Choir also had the privilege of being chosen for the opening ceremonies of two international festivals: in Hohhot Inner Mongola held at the Wulan Theater and in Beijing at the Wukesong Gymnasium before an audience of 18,000 spectators.
It is also important to mention the magnificent concert halls and cultural spaces where the choir had the opportunity to perform. Including China Musical Hall of Inner Mongolia; Concert Hall of National Library in concert shared with Moran Choir of Israel, Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center offering in concert shared with the World Youth Choir (Session 2018), Zeng Xianzi Auditorium of Eastern Campus, China Agricultural University in Beijing; Lang Lang Piano Square, Concert Hall of Shengjang Grand Theater; Concert Hall of Shenyang Conservatory of Music in Shenyang and Kaili Cultural Palace of Nationalities; Zhaoxing Dong Village, Liping; Luanli Tourist Service Center Theater, Congjiang of the Kaili region.
Some images of the tour:
We returned happily for having spread our music in the East before so diverse and qualified audiences that appreciated with great interest our interpretations.