PREVIOUS EDITIONS

2022 EDITION:

SAN JUAN CANTA 2022

NATIONAL EDITION

AUGUST 11 TO 15, 2022

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS:
FESTIVAL VIDEOS - FULL PLAYLIST:
Closing concert:
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In the Closing Concert, by all the choirs of SAN JUAN CANTA 2022 conducted by Maestro Ricardo Portillo, the following works were performed:

1. "For the Beauty of the Earth", by John Rutter
2. Gloria, from "Misa Kenya", by Paul Bassler

More about Maestro Portillo >
Meeting with Maestro Roberto Saccente
Open to conductors, singers and the general public, it was an open dialogue with this great personality of Argentine choral music. We had the invaluable opportunity to talk with him, learn about his experiences with such a long and exceptional international career.


The Arturo Berut Choir, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture or San Juan and the Red Coral Argentina are proud to have called for this activity within the framework of the Festival.

More about Maestro Saccente >
Gallery:
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2021 EDITION:

SAN JUAN CANTA 2021

VIRTUAL EDITION

JULY, 2021

OPENING CONCERT
SECOND CONCERT:
CLOSING CONCERT:
LECTURE BY DR. ETHAN SPERRY:
WORKSHOP BY DR. PEARL SHANGKUAN:
2020 EDITION:

SAN JUAN CANTA 2020

VIDEO-CELEBRATION OF CHORAL SINGING

JUNE, 2020

2018 EDITION:

SAN JUAN CANTA 2018

INTERNATIONAL CHOIR COMPETITION, GRAND PRIX AND FESTIVAL

AUGUST 16 TO 20, 2018

FULL PLAYLIST:

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS:

Host choir:
Coro Arturo Beruti. Conductor: María Elina Mayorga. San Juan, Argentina.

COMPETITION

  • Agrupación Coral Ad Libitum. Conductor: María del Luján Perotti. Rosario, Argentina
  • Coral Gloriana. Conductor: Rodrigo Asselborn. Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Coro del Colegio Santísimo Redentor. Conductor: Débora Maccarone. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • GICBA, Grupo de Interpretación Coral de Buenos Aires. Conductor: Juan Martín Picarel. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba, Argentina
  • Pneuma Coral Femenino. Conductor: Paula Elgueta Sierra. Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • The Portland State Chamber Choir. Director: Ethan Sperry. Portland, Estados Unidos
  • Vocal Consonante. Conductor: Eduardo Ferraudi. Buenos Aires, Argentina

FESTIVAL:

  • Camerata Vocal Córdoba. Conductor: José Rodrigo Varillas. Córdoba, Argentina
  • Coro Femenino Cantares. Conductor: Éder Camuzis. Brasilia, Brasil
  • Vox Populi Project. Conductor: Julio César Morales Pineda. Xalapa, Veracruz, México
  • Vox Prima - Ensamble Vocal. Conductor: Ricardo Portillo. Mendoza, Argentina

WINNERS:

COMPETITION - Universal Choral Repertoire Category:

  • First Prize GOVERNMENT OF SAN JUAN: Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba Argentina.
  • Second Prize ARTURO BERUTI: The Portland State Chamber Choir. Conductor: Ethan Sperry - Portland, Oregon, USA.

COMPETITION - Popular, Folk and / or Traditional Choral Music Category:

  • First Prize CAMARA DE DIPUTADOS DE SAN JUAN: Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba, Argentina.
  • Second Prize: The Portland State Chamber Choir. Conductor: Ethan Sperry - Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • ADICORA Award (Association of Choir Conductors of the Argentine Republic) for the best artistic performance, open to all participating conductors: Eduardo Ferraudi.

GRAND PRIX:

  • First Prize GRAND PRIX SAN JUAN CANTA: Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba, Argentina.
  • Second Prize GRAND PRIX SAN JUAN CANTA: The Portland State Chamber Choir. Conductor: Ethan Sperry - Portland, Oregon, USA.

Prize for the choir most voted by the public, awarded by the Banco San Juan Foundation:: Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba, Argentina.

Additionally, the Jury awarded two special mentions:

  • To Eduardo Ferraudi for his contribution to Latin American choral music through his choral versions.
  • To Paula Elgueta Sierra for her successful selection criteria of repertoire.

The Jury invited, in recognition of their extraordinary performances, to participate in the Gala Concert to:

  • Vox Prima Ensamble Vocal. Conductor: Ricardo Portillo (Mendoza, Argentina).
  • GICBA Grupo de Interpretación Coral de Buenos Aires. Conductor: Juan Martín Picarel (Universal Choral Repertoire Category).
  • Vocal Consonante. Conductor: Eduardo Ferraudi (Popular, Folk and / or Traditional Choral Music Category).

International artistic incentive award:

The winners of the first and second prizes will enjoy an additional artistic prize: they will have their participation with accepted entrance insured in the competitions associated with San Juan Canta. More info >

EXTENSION CONCERTS:

Performed at schools, museums and cultural spaces of the City and surroundings.

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCE:

  • Hugo de la Vega: "Argentine musical geography"
  • Julio César Morales Pineda: "The Choral Arrangement Through Popular Mexican Music"
  • Guillermo Pellicer: "The Choir in the Classroom"

JURORS:

Dr. T. J. Harper (President, USA) - Joshua Haberman (USA) - David Ramírez (Costa Rica) - Felipe Ramos Taky (Chile) - Lourdes Sánchez (Venezuela)

PROFESSORS:

Hugo de la Vega (Argentina) - Julio César Morales Pineda (México) - Guillermo Pellicer (Argentina)
2016 EDITION:

SAN JUAN CANTA 2016

INTERNATIONAL CHOIR COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL

AUGUST 11 TO 16, 2016

FULL PLAYLIST:

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS:


COMPETITION:

  • CAMERATA DE LA LUNA (San Luis, Argentina) Conductor: Francisco Mensa.
  • CORO DE LA ESCUELA UNIVERSITARIA DE MÚSICA (Montevideo, Uruguay) Conductor: Ana Laura Rey.
  • CORO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE GUAYAQUIL (Grupo mixto y femenino - Guayaquil, Ecuador) Conductor: Fernando Gil Estrada.
  • EVU - ESTUDIO VOCAL UNIVERSITARIO (Mendoza, Argentina) Conductor: Guido Vacca.
  • IPSUN ENSAMBLE (Talca, Chile) Conductor: Máximo Díaz.
  • VOCAL CANTIGAS (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Conductor: Maria Fernanda Ferronato.

FESTIVAL:

  • SEIBO GRUPO VOCAL (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • CORADICTOS (Mendoza, Argentina) Conductor: Gonzalo Villalba.
  • CORO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CUYO (San Juan, Argentina) Conductor: María Elina Mayorga.
  • CORO ARTURO BERUTI (San Juan, Argentina - Organizer and host) Conductor: María Elina Mayorga.

ANANKÉ, Grupo Vocal Femenino (Chubut, Argentina) Conductor: Leo Balistrere Godoy. They participated in the category of promotion of new choral groups.

WINNERS:

Female and male voices category:

Second Prize ARTURO BERUTI : VOCAL CANTIGAS (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Conductor: Maria Fernanda Ferronato.

Mixed choir category:

First Prize GOBIERNO DE SAN JUAN: CAMERATA DE LA LUNA (San Luis, Argentina) Conductor: Francisco Mensa.
Second Prize ARTURO BERUTI: ESTUDIO VOCAL UNIVERSITARIO (Mendoza, Argentina) Conductor: Guido Vacca.

Special mentions of the Jury:

Special mention of the Jury for Ana Laura Rey: best artistic performance.
Special mention of the Jury for Coro de la Universidad de Guayaquil for its performance of Calle 13's "Latinoamérica".

EXTENSION CONCERTS:

Performed at schools, museums and cultural spaces of the City and surroundings.

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES:

  • “The edition of choral repertoire, new possibilities and technological resources”, by María Luisa Vega Amado
  • “Meeting with the composer”, with Javier Busto
  • “Making coral music shine through impasto and balance”, by T.J. Harper
  • "Singing and vocal technique", by Sergio Carlevaris.
  • “Joint Reading: an experience with Brazilian repertoire”, by Marcia Hentschel.
  • “The international experiences of the Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir”, by Lourdes Sánchez.

JURORS:

Dr. T. J. Harper (President, USA) - Javier Busto (Spain) - Naomi Faran (Israel) - Marcia Hentschel (Brazil) - Lourdes Sánchez (Venezuela)

PROFESSORS:

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SAN JUAN CANTA meets the quality standards established by IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music)
and
CFN (The Choral Festival Network) for International Choir Festivals and Competitions.

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