2017 is the year of the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music that will be held in Barcelona, from 22nd to 29th July.
We are working together with the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) so that the 11th International Symposium of Choral Music will be an unforgettable event. The Symposium has as its slogan: “The Colours of Peace”. The colours symbolise the diversity of international choral life in the building of a world at peace. The Symposium wants to give you a new opportunity for this noble goal.
During WSCM11, some of the selected choirs will premier new compositions of 15 renowned composers: Ēriks Ešenvalds, Javier Busto, Bob Chilcott, György Orbán, Bernat Vivancos, Jaako Mäntyjärvy, John Pamintuan, Andrea Venturini, Peter Louis Van Dijk, Hideki Chihara, Guido López Gavilán, Jocelyn Hagen, Xabier Pagés, Josep Ollé and Josu Elberdin.
Elberdin has written “Lord Make me and instrument of your peace” and will be performed by renowned Toronto Children´s Chorus, and its artistic director, Elise Bradley. It consists of three a capella voices with divisi, using a lineal structure, long and paused phrases, and a gleaming harmony. A romantic and colourful composition, it successfully entwines the contrasting elements of Francis of Assisi’s Prayer for Peace in seeking humanity’s ultimate goodness through the pathway of peace.
Moreover Kup Taldea Basque Choir reference has been selected to participate in the symposium. In one of their programs they have decided to premiere music by Basque composers: Xabier Sarasola, Eva Ugalde, Junkal Guerrero, David Azurza, Javier Busto and Josu Elberdin.
For the concert Elberdin has written “Gutariko Bakoitza“, with texts by Kirmen Uribe, reflecting on what we were and what we will be.
More info about the Symposium: http://www.wscm11.cat/inicio