Foro Coral Americano

A NEW SPACE FOR AMERICAN CHORAL INTEGRATION

A NEW SPACE FOR AMERICAN CHORAL INTEGRATION

I AMERICAN CHORAL FORUM

SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA

November 16th and 17th, 2015

Performed activities:

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Final concert of the “Sings of the Soul” project
Guest conductor: Dr. T. J. Harper. Coro Arturo Beruti. Guest choir: Coro de la Universidad Católica de Cuyo.

National panorama - Panel: Present and future of the Argentine choral activity.Participated:

Reading sessions: songs from different countries by guest conductors - Participants:

Round of dialogue: "The professionalization of the Choral Conducting in Latin America" With the participation of the choral conductors present.

Business round / Showcase

Choral exhibition in the hall of the Eloy Camus Hall. Opportunity to meet, personal contacts and exchange of information.
  • Choirs
  • National and international festivals and competitions
  • Choral and cultural organizations
  • Composers, arrangers, publishers
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Choral Concert at the Juan Victoria Auditorium
Coro de la Ciudad de Mendoza - Conductor: Ricardo Portillo

The international perspective

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Reading sessions - South America and the Caribbean
"Choral practice as a reflection of cultural idiosyncrasy" Participated:
  • ACDA (American Choral Directors Association - USA) Dr. T. J. Harper
  • ACORDELUR Uruguayan Choral Association - Olga Gabus and Esteban Tashdjian (president and vice president)
  • ALACC Latin American Choral Singing Association: Ruth Godoy Peralta
  • Haití / USA: Choral music and cultural awareness by Sydney Guillaume
  • Voce in Tempore, choral activity in Mexico - Ana Patricia Carbajal
  • El Sistema de Coros Infantiles y Juveniles de Venezuela - Lourdes Sanchez

Lectures:

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"The Financing in the Arts"
Fondo Nacional de las Artes - President: Lic. Virgilio Tedin Uriburu.
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"Directory and Choral Resources from Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives"
Dr. José Rivera (Puerto Rico - USA)

Reading sessions - North America. Participated:

The international perspective (continued)

"Transnational projects: towards global networks"
Participated:

Outdoor concert - San Juan says goodbye to its illustrious visitors

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Ballet folklórico: Estampas argentinas.
Ballet San Juan Nuestro Tiempo.

Misa Criolla, de Ariel Ramirez.
Coro Arturo Beruti, Coro de la Universidad Católica de Cuyo, Germán Navarro y Fernando Popi Tejada (solistas) e instrumentistas invitados. Directora: María Elina Mayorga.
The repertoire reading sessions were supported by Franco Páez (piano) and students of the Chair of Choral Conducting (Prof. Mg. Mónica Pacheco) of the Faculty of Arts and Design of UNCuyo (Mendoza)

They included a wide and attractive selection of Argentine, Chilean, Venezuelan, Haitian, Canadian, Mexican, Uruguayan, Puerto Rican, Brazilian and American compositions that were published strictly for educational purposes.
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