ESPAÑOL

SAN JUAN CANTA

International Choir Competition, Grand Prix and Festival

San Juan, Argentina

June 18 - 22, 2020

 

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

 

The applications to San Juan Canta 2020 are now open. Register here.

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

María Elina Mayorga, founder and Artistic Director of San Juan Canta, has also been founder and Artistic Director of other choral events of great national and international prestige in which she has assessed a vast experience that now, together with the Arturo Beruti Choir, is set service of the organization of San Juan Canta.

 

Among the most outstanding events, undoubtedly San Juan Coral and Ansilta occupy a prominent place. Both have had common axes of action that are also held in San Juan Canta currently:

 

1) the projection of the event in the community through the performance of innumerable concerts in schools, museums, churches and other cultural spaces of San Juan to share the song with the entire provincial community,

2) the organization of workshops and conferences by prestigious invited professionals, to offer participants and other interested parties the opportunity to study and improve on various topics related to universal choral singing.

3) the gala concerts at the Juan Victoria Auditorium, the main venue for the festivals. This Auditorium is one of the most important concert halls in Latin America for its excellent acoustics and modern design, with capacity for 1000 people, it constitutes an important attraction and an artistic delight for the participating choirs and the public present.

 

No less important has been the careful programming of a demanding and diverse repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, including commissioned works and first auditions in San Juan. Folklore, traditional music and traditional costumes have also been present reflecting the traditions and identities of the participating choirs.

 

The sublime acoustics of the Juan Victoria Auditorium allowed the choirs to explore different formations and subtle dynamic ranges taking advantage of the amplitude of the stage optimizing the interpretation of their repertoire.

 

Social gatherings where friendship, music and dancing, typical foods, delicious wines of the region and the new affections of the friendly coral atmosphere magically closed each event.

 

Nine editions of San Juan Coral and four editions of Ansilta, among other projects, have made the choral activity of San Juan a point of great attraction and international recognition.

Welcome to SAN JUAN CANTA!

 

  • SAN JUAN CORAL, International Choir Festival

 

We invite you to enjoy the concerts of SAN JUAN CORAL through its YouTube channel

 

The first edition was in August of 1998 and the following were made in the years 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

 

The following choirs have participated:

 

Argentinean choirs

Chamber grouping "Ars Viva". Director: J. A. Ruiz (Córdoba)

Coral Association Lorenzo Perosi- Director Osvaldo César Manzanilla (Ituzaingó - Province of Buenos Aires)

Camerata de la Luna - Director Francisco Pablo Mensa (Villa Mercedes - San Luis)

Coral Ars Subtilis. Director: H. Schvartzman (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Coral of the Rábida. Director: F. Moruja (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Female Choir of San Justo. Director: R. Saccente (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Coral New Voices. Director: R. Mansilla (Mendoza, Argentina)

Choir "Vox Antiqua". Director: L. Waisman (Córdoba, Argentina)

Arturo Beruti Chamber Choir. Director: M. E. Mayorga (San Juan, Argentina)

Chamber Choir of San Nicolás. Director: G. Martín (Buenos Aires - Argentina)

Chamber Choir Tucumán. Director: R. Steinsleger (Tucumán, Argentina)

Choir of the Municipality of Morón. Director: G. Tesone (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Choir of the Catholic University of Cuyo. Director: M. E. Mayorga (San Juan, Argentina)

Stable Choir of Rosario (Rosario, Santa Fe) Director: Cristian Hernández Larguía

Stable Choir of the Knowledge Center - Missions - Director Emilio Rocholl

Youth Female Choir Domingo Zípoli, Director Natalia Vadillo (Córdoba, Argentina)

Municipal Choir of Córdoba. Director: G. Báez (Córdoba, Argentina)

National Polyphonic Choir of the Blind "C. R. Larrimbe." Director: O. Manzanelli (City of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

University Choir of the National University of San Juan. Director: G. Tesone (San Juan - Argentina)

University Choir of Mendoza. Director: S. Vallesi (Mendoza, Argentina)

University Choir of Missions. Director: E. Rocholl (Misiones, Argentina)

Vocational Choir of the National University of San Juan Director: J. Petracchini (San Juan, Argentina)

Mendoza Vocal Ensemble. Director: E. Fernandez (Mendoza, Argentina)

 

Foreign choirs

Ave Chamber Choir. Director: A. Hauptman (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Coral Camerata of the University of Veracruz. Director: E. Sleziak Kandora (Xalapa, Mexico)

Collegium Cantorum Academic Polytechnic Chestochowskiej. Director: J. Siadlak (Chestochowa, Poland)

Coral Canto em Canto Director: E. Lakschevitz (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Choir Béla Bartók. Director: T. Lakner (Pécs - Hungary)

Choir Collegium Medicum University Nicolaus Copernicus, Director Janusz Stanecki (Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Contemporary Choir of Campinas, Director Angelo Fernandes (Campinas, Brazil)

Chamber Choir of the Music Academy of Bydgoszcz. Director: J. Stanecki (Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Chamber Choir of the University of Playa Ancha. Director: C. A. Hernández Silva (Valparaíso, Chile)

Chorus of the Catholic University of Chile. Director: V. Alarcón (Santiago, Chile)

Choir of the Catholic University of Lublin. Director: G. Pecka (Lublin, Poland)

Choir of the National Conservatory of Music. Director: D. Arontes Reyes (Mexico City)

Coro Drakkar (Uruguay) - Director Chiara Danielle Schol

Chorus Chamber Group Chile. Director: M. Baeza Gajardo (Santiago, Chile)

Chorus Iuventus Svitavy. Director: V. Buresová (Svitavy, Czech Republic)

Madrigalista Choir of the Metropolitan University of Education Sciences. Director: R. Godoy Peralta (Santiago, Chile)

University choir of Sant Yago. Director: P. de Luis y Alba (Valencia, Spain)

University Choir of Santiago. Director: P. Carrasco (Santiago, Chile)

Vocal Group KEA, Director Enrique Azurza Aramburu (Tolosa, Spain)

Madrigal Musicanto de Itajubá. Director: A. Fernandes (Itajubá, Brazil)

Maulbronner Kammerchor - Director Jürgen Budday (Germany)

Peninsula Women's Chorus (female choir, USA) - Director Martín Benvenuto

Periphery Vocal - Buenos Aires - Director Pablo Piccinni

South China Normal University Choir - People's Republic of China - Director Mrs. Su Yanhui

Studio Coral - Female Voices. Director: M. A. da Silva Ramos (Sao Paulo - Brazil)

The Stony Brook Camerata Singers. Director: T. Mount (New York, USA)

 

Workshops and improvement activities:

The Gregorian chant and its projection in the polyphony of the Renaissance, by the Mtro. Claudio Morla (Buenos Aires - Argentina)

Hungarian choral music, by Prof. Lilla Gábor (Budapest, Hungary)

Polish contemporary choral music, by Dr. Pawel Lukaszewski (Poland)

The Marian Music during the Viceroyalty Mexico, by the Mtro. David Arontes Reyes (Mexico City - Mexico)

The musical pedagogy: Zoltan Kodály, by Prof. Lilla Gábor (Budapest, Hungary)

New sounds in Chinese choral music, by Master John Winzenburg (from Hong Kong)

Singing Workshop by the Licentiate in Song Silvia Nasiff (National University of Cuyo, Mendoza)

American Choral Music Workshop, by directors and invited professionals: Canada, by Elaine Quilichini; Argentina, by Antonio Russo; Brazil, by Andreia Anhezini; Chile, by Ruth Godoy Peralta

Trends in the Brazilian Choral Repertoire since the end of the 19th century, by Mtro. Dr. Marco Antonio da Silva Ramos and Prof. Susana Igayara (Sao Paulo - Brazil)

Choral Study Workshops oriented to the symphonic-choral repertoire under the direction of Maestro Antonio Russo and Alejo Perez

 

Other invited artists:

Silvina Sadoly (soprano), Silvia Nassif (mezzo), Gloria Lopez Sandmann (contralto), Carlos Ullan (tenor), Marcelo Zelada (tenor), Fernando Lazari (baritone), Sergio Carlevaris (bass) and Federico Ciancio on piano and organ, among others.

With the permanent sponsorship of the Government of San Juan / Ministry of Tourism and Culture /

Ministry of Culture

 

  • ANSILTA, Contest and Choir Festival

 

We invite you to enjoy the concerts of ANSILTA through its YouTube channel

 

Following the general programming already described, the first edition of ANSILTA was made in August 2007, immediately followed by a second one (only festival, without the competitive instance) in 2008.

 

In 2010 a special edition was held in adhesion to the Bicentennial of the May Revolution that had important celebrations throughout Argentina.

 

In 2012 ANSILTA was suspended, due to the performance, also by the Arturo Beruti Choir, of the great interreligious artistic meeting called MUSICA SACRA IN SAN JUAN held in November 2012. (See: http: //musicasacra.coroberuti. com.ar/)

The program of ANSILTA is resumed in August 2014, the year from which it is redesigned in the current event: SAN JUAN CANTA.

 

The following choirs have participated:

 

Agrupación Coral de Rojas - Director: Alberto Perassolo (Province of Buenos Aires)

Coral Association Lorenzo Perosi- Director Osvaldo César Manzanilla (Ituzaingó - Province of Buenos Aires)

Camerata del Sol - Director: Ricardo Ochoa (San Juan)

Camerata Vocal Arsis (Río IV - Province of Córdoba) - Director Juan Ignacio Noroña

Cantoría de la Merced (Córdoba) Director: Santiago Ruiz

Coral de un Tiempo (Province of Buenos Aires) Director: Paula Yanina Artigas

Coral Mediterráneo, Director Cristina Gallo (Villa María, Province of Córdoba)

Coro Cámara XXI, Director Miguel Angel Pesce (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires)

Chamber Choir AMICANA (Mendoza) - Director Monica Pacheco

Arturo Beruti Chamber Choir. Director: M. E. Mayorga (San Juan, Argentina)

Youth Choir Allegro, Director Francisco Espinoza Lamatta (La Serena, Republic of Chile)

Chorus of the City of Mendoza, Director Ricardo Portillo (Mendoza, Province of Mendoza)

Choir of the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities National University of Córdoba (Province of Córdoba) - Director Hernando Varela

Choir of the Faculty of Psychology - National University of Córdoba, Director Santiago Serna (Córdoba, Province of Córdoba)

Choir of the Catholic University of Cuyo. Director: M. E. Mayorga (San Juan, Argentina)

Choir of the Balcarce Adventist Institute (Balcarce - Province of Buenos Aires) -Director Daniel Biaggi

Choir of the Adventist Institute of Missions, Director Daniel Biaggi (Missions, Province of Misiones)

Choir of the Higher National Institute of Technical Professors, National Technological University (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires) - Director Martín Pittaluga

Choir of the Singing Seminar of the San Martín Theater (Córdoba) Director: Hugo de la Vega

Stable Choir of Rosario (Rosario, Santa Fe) Director: Cristian Hernández Larguía

Youth Female Choir Domingo Zípoli, Director Natalia Vadillo (Córdoba, Argentina)

Municipal Choir of Children and Youth (Pergamino - Province of Buenos Aires) - Director Hugo Adrián Ramallo

Coro Musiké (La Plata - Province of Buenos Aires) - Director Andrés Bugallo

University Choir of Mendoza. Director: S. Vallesi (Mendoza, Argentina)

Comahue University Choir (Río Negro) Director: Daniel Costanza

Coro Villicum (San Juan) Director: Salvador Costanza

Vocal Ensemble Ethos, Director Mariano Peralta (Mendoza, Province of Mendoza)

Coral Meridies Studio (Santa Fe) - Director Virginia Bono

MusicQuantica, chamber voices (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires) - Director Camilo Santostefano

Rosario Musica Verbali (Rosario, Province of Santa Fe) - Director Ramiro Chinetti

Tous Ensemble, chamber vocal group (La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires) - Director: Emiliano Linares

Vocal Florida, Director María Fernanda Ferronato (Florida, Province of Buenos Aires)

Vocal Animæ Vocal (Buenos Aires) Director: Santiago Cano.

 

The following prizes were awarded:

 

CHOIRS AWARDED IN ANSILTA 2007

 

FIRST PRIZE "ANSILTA", offered by the Government of San Juan for the CHOIR UNIVERSITY OF MENDOZA, directed by SILVANA VALLESI.

SECOND PRIZE, offered by the Government of San Juan for CANTORIA DE LA MERCED (Province of Córdoba), directed by SANTIAGO RUIZ JURI.

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY to the Seminar Choir of the San Martín Theater (Province of Córdoba), directed by Hugo de la Vega, in recognition of his excellent artistic performance.

"REVELATION" PRIZE awarded by the NATIONAL FUND OF ARTS for SANTIAGO RUIZ JURI, director of CANTORIA DE LA MERCED (Province of Córdoba)

PRIZE TO THE "CHOIR MAS VOTED BY THE PUBLIC" granted by FUNDACIÓN BANCO SAN JUAN for CANTORIA DE LA MERCED (Province of Córdoba), directed by SANTIAGO RUIZ JURI.

 

CHOIRS AWARDED IN ANSILTA 2010

 

FIRST PRIZE "ANSILTA", offered by the Government of San Juan for TOUS ENSEMBLE - Vocal Chamber Group, Director: Emiliano Linares

SECOND PRIZE, offered by the Government of San Juan for MUSICAQUANTICA - Voces de Cámara, Director: Camilo Santostefano

SECRETARY OF CULTURE OF THE NATION PRIZE for STUDIO CORAL MERIDIES, Director Virginia Bono for the best interpretation of Argentine coral music

"YOUNG DIRECTOR" PRIZE awarded by the NATIONAL FUND OF THE ARTS for Camilo Santostefano director of MUSICAQUANTICA - Voces de Cámara

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY to CAMERATA VOCAL ARSIS, Director: Juan Ignacio Noroña in recognition of his excellent artistic performance.

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY to ROSARIO MUSICA VERBALI, Director Jesús Ramiro Chinetti for the interpretation of Sleep, by Eric Whitacre

AWARD "THE BEST ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE" instituted by ADICORA (Association of Directors of Choirs of the Argentine Republic) to Director Emiliano Linares

BANCO SAN JUAN FOUNDATION AWARD to the choir most voted by the public to TOUS ENSEMBLE - Chamber vocal group, Director Emiliano Linares

OFADAC AWARD (Argentine Federated Organization of Choral Activities) for TOUS ENSEMBLE - Vocal Chamber Group, Director: Emiliano Linares

 

CHOIRS AWARDED IN ANSILTA 2014

 

First Prize Government of San Juan for the CHOICE OF THE CITY OF MENDOZA directed by RICARDO PORTILLO

Second Arturo Beruti Prize for ENSAMBLE VOCAL CÁMARA XXI directed by MIGUEL ÁNGEL PESCE

Third Prize for CORAL MEDITERRANEO directed by CRISTINA GALLO

Award for the best interpretation of Argentine Music, awarded by the Municipality of the City of San Juan for CHOICE OF THE CITY OF MENDOZA directed by RICARDO PORTILLO

National Arts Fund Award for Young Directors for SANTIAGO SERNA

Choir Award most voted by the public, awarded by Fundación Banco San Juan, for CHOIR OF THE FACULTY OF PSYCHOLOGY - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CÓRDOBA

directed by SANTIAGO SERNA

 

Conferences and Study and improvement workshops

 

The Body and the expressive voice. Course-workshop. Try to explore the body and the personality through voice, by Aixa Belén González García (Argentina)

The Festivals and choral competitions in San Juan: its evolution and importance in the Argentine coral life and in the dissemination and appreciation of the universal and Argentinean choral repertoire in particular, by Antonio María Russo and María Elina Mayorga (Argentina)

Sharing experiences: The National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, by Lourdes Sanchez (Venezuela)

North American Choral Repertoire: Singing our stories, by Marian Dolan (USA)

Brief history of choral music in the United States that led to the development of a systematic approach to the study of choral music and choral conducting in institutions of higher education, by Todd J. Harper (USA)

The choral repertoire in Brazil. Main authors. Original compositions and arrangements. Analysis and audition of repertoire. Choral reading session by - Eder Camuzis (Brazil)

In adherence to the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the May Revolution, the "Workshop on three choral arrangements of Argentine music (interpretation, analysis and advice for its writing)" was organized by Néstor Zadoff (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Jephte Galaadites, biblical episode for 4 hands piano, percussion, mixed choir and eight vocal soloists, by Maestro Antonio Russo (composer of this work)

Chapel Masters of the Cathedral Basilica of Puebla, Mexico (1606 Pedro Bermúdez - 1821 Manuel de Arenzana) Two hundred years of Cathedral Coral music, by Miguel Angel Mendoza Bermúdez (Puebla, Mexico)

Taller de Canto, by Lic. Silvia Nasiff (Mendoza, Argentina)

American Choral Music Workshop by Ruth Godoy Peralta (Chile), Elaine Quilichini (Canada) and Marco Antonio da Silva Ramos with Susana Igayara (Brazil)

Music in Israel: Lecture and workshop by Naomi Faran (Israel)

* "The sources of Israeli culture"

* "Folk songs from Israel - invitation to sing together"

 

With the permanent sponsorship of the Government of San Juan / Ministry of Tourism and Culture / Secretariat of Culture.

 

 

Gallery of other previous events also created by María Elina Mayorga:

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