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SAN JUAN CANTA 2023

June 15 to 20, 2023

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SAN JUAN CANTA 2023, International Choir Competition & Festival, was held in San Juan, Argentina, from June 15 to 20, 2023.

Its main venue is Auditorio Juan Victoria, Avenida 25 de Mayo 1215 oeste (San Juan)

It was a festival and choral competition for adult, mixed, female, male, and chamber choirs. Children's and youth choirs are also welcome.

A circuit of concerts was prepared in the Juan Victoria Auditorium and in various concert halls, museums and other cultural spaces in the city and neighboring departments.

The participants have been selected by the Organizing Committee based on the demos and information sent in the registration. They registered in the two modalities (festival and contest) and in the two contest categories: 1. Universal choral repertoire and 2. Popular, folkloric and/or traditional choral music.

Full playlist:

CHOIRS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THIS EDITION:


WINNERS:

UNIVERSAL CHORAL REPERTOIRE CATEGORY:

• First Prize Government of San Juan: VOCAL ENSEMBLE CHAMBER XXI - Director: Miguel Angel Pesce.
• Second Prize Arturo Beruti: CAMPINAS CONTEMPORARY CHOIR - Director: Angelo Fernandes.


POPULAR, FOLK AND/OR TRADITIONAL CHORAL MUSIC CATEGORY:

• First Prize Government of San Juan: VOCAL ENSEMBLE CHAMBER XXI - Director: Miguel Angel Pesce.
• Second Prize Arturo Beruti Choir: TOUS ENSEMBLE - Director: Emiliano Linares.

SPECIAL MENTIONS:

• TO TOUS ENSEMBLE, for their outstanding interpretation of "Oiga compae" by César Alejandro Carrillo.
• A CAMARA XXI VOCAL ENSEMBLE, for its outstanding interpretation of "Occhi del mio cor vita" by Carlo Gesualdo.

RECOGNITION:

• To the QUODLIBET VOCAL ENSEMBLE and its director, Emilio Espinoza Alvarado, for his outstanding artistic potential.

JURORS:

WORKSHOPS:

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Two workshops were held:

"School Choirs" In charge of Prof. Liliana Sánchez and Mag. Ricardo Mansilla
"Introduction to Braille Musicography" by Prof. Eduardo J. Sasiaín Huertas

EXTENSION CONCERTS:

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SAN JUAN CANTA and Coro Arturo Beruti thank schools, museums, churches and the people involved, who generously opened their spaces to offer more than 20 extension concerts in the City and surroundings:

EPET N° 5
Colegio Secundario Cacique Angaco
Escuela Gral. Ing. E. Mosconi
Colegio Nac. Dr. O. Cabrera
Escuela Normal Sup. San Martín
Colegio SSmo. Sacramento Barrio Camus
Escuela Cap. de Fragata Moyano
EPET N° 1 de Albardón
EPET Ing. Rogelio Boero
ENERC Sede Cuyo
Nico Hidalgo Montilla
Colegio Fray Mamerto Esquiú
ClubSocial-SanJuan
Casa Natal de Sarmiento - Museo Nacional
Centro Cultural Estación San Martín
Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen-Los Berros
Cultura y Turismo Capital San Juan
María Marcela Zegaib
Stella Mas
María De Belen Montilla
Cristina Del Carmen López
Ministerio de Turismo y Cultura San Juan
Rómulo Ariel Cámpora Rey
...and the entire community of the Province.
2022 EDITION

SAN JUAN CANTA 2022

NATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL

AUGUST 11 TO 15, 2022

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS:
FULL PLAYLIST:
Closing concert:
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In the Closing Concert, by all the choirs of SAN JUAN CANTA 2022 under the direction of 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
Gallery:
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2021 EDITION

SAN JUAN CANTA 2021

VIRTUAL EDITION

JULY 2021

Despite the limitations forced by the pandemic, we wanted to be present: our contribution to keep choral activity alive, hit hard by this global crisis. Thus, we summoned choirs from different parts of the world who sent us excellent videos of their performances, in a virtual edition that we called "Treasures of the Choral World", which was widely broadcast by streaming.

We also did not want to be absent from academic activity, so we brought together two highly regarded professionals, Dr. Pearl Shangkuan and Dr. Ethan Sperry, who generously agreed to share their knowledge and experience.

Opening concert

Second concert

Closing concert

Workshop by Dr. Pearl Shangkuan

Lecture by Dr. Ethan Sperry

2020 EDITION

SAN JUAN CANTA 2020

VIDEO-CELEBRATION OF THE CHORAL SINGING

JUNE 2020

Given the impossibility of performing San Juan Canta in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have published a compilation of outstanding performances from the previous edition.
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: Maria Elina Mayorga. San Juan, Argentina

FESTIVAL:

  • Camerata Vocal Córdoba. Conductor: José Rodrigo Varillas. Córdoba Argentina
  • Cantares Female Choir. Conductor: Eder Camuzis. Brasilia, Brazil
  • Vox Populi Project. Conductor: Julio Cesar Morales Pineda. Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Vox Prima - Vocal Ensemble. Conductor: Ricardo Portillo. Mendoza Argentina

CONTEST:

  • Ad Libitum Choir Association. Conductor: María del Luján Perotti. Rosario, Argentina
  • Gloriana Choir. Conductor: Rodrigo Asselborn. Santa Fe, Argentina Choir of the Most Holy Redeemer School. Director: Debora Maccarone. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • GICBA, Choral Interpretation Group of Buenos Aires. Conductor: Juan Martin Picarel. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Incantare Women's Choir. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Cordoba Argentina
  • Female Choir Pneuma. Conductor: Paula Elgueta Sierra. Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • The Portland State Chamber Choir. Conductor: Ethan Sperry. Portland, United States
  • Vocal Consonante. Conductor: Eduardo Ferraudi. Buenos Aires, Argentina

WINNERS:

COMPETITION - Universal Choral Repertoire Category:

• First Prize GOVERNMENT OF SAN JUAN: Incantare Female Choir. Director Natalia Vadillo. Cordoba Argentina.
• ARTURO BERUTI Second Prize: The Portland State Chamber Choir. Director: Ethan Sperry - Portland, Oregon, USA

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

• First Prize CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES OF SAN JUAN: Incantare, female choir. Director Natalia Vadillo. Cordoba Argentina.
• Second Prize: The Portland State Chamber Choir Director Ethan Sperry - Portland, Oregon, USA
• ADICORA Award (Association of Choir Directors of the Argentine Republic) for the best artistic performance, open to all participating conductors: Eduardo Ferraudi

GRAND PRIXES:

• First Prize GRAND PRIX SAN JUAN SINGS: Incantare, female choir. Director Natalia Vadillo. Cordoba Argentina.
• Second Prize GRAND PRIX SAN JUAN SINGS: The Portland State Chamber Choir. Director: Ethan Sperry - Portland, Oregon, USA

Award for the Choir with the most votes by the public, awarded by the Banco San Juan Foundation:
Incantare Coro Femenino. Director Natalia Vadillo. Cordoba 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 the correct criteria in selecting her repertoire.

IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE, THE JURY INVITED THE FOLLOWING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GALA CONCERT:

• Vox Prima Vocal Ensemble, directed by Ricardo Portillo (Mendoza, Argentina)
• GICBA Choral Interpretation Group of Buenos Aires directed by Juan Martín Picarel (for the Universal Choral Repertoire category)
• Consonant Vocal directed by Eduardo Ferraudi (for the Popular, Folkloric and/or Traditional Choral Music category)

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTIC STIMULUS AWARD:

The winners of the first and second prize will enjoy an additional artistic prize: they will have their participation with accepted and guaranteed income in the contests associated with San Juan Canta. Learn more >

EXTENSION CONCERTS:

Performed in various schools, museums and cultural spaces in the city and surroundings.

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES:

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

JURORS:

Dr. T. J. Harper (Presidente, 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:

FESTIVAL:

• SEIBO VOCAL GROUP (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
• CORADICTOS (Mendoza, Argentina) Conductor: Gonzalo Villalba.
• CHOIR OF THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF CUYO (San Juan, Argentina) Conductor: María Elina Mayorga.
• CORO ARTURO BERUTI CHOIR (San Juan, Argentina - Organizer and host) Conductor: María Elina Mayorga.

In the category of Promotion of new choral formations, ANANKÉ - Female Vocal Group (Chubut, Argentina) Director: Leo Balistrere Godoy participated.

CONTEST:

• CAMERATA DE LA LUNA (San Luis, Argentina) Conductor: Francisco Mensa.
• CHOIR OF THE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC (Montevideo, Uruguay) Conductor: Ana Laura Rey.
• CHOIR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GUAYAQUIL (Mixed and female group - Guayaquil, Ecuador) Conductor: Fernando Gil Estrada.
• EVU - UNIVERSITY VOCAL STUDY (Mendoza, Argentina) Conductor: Guido Vacca.
• IPSUN ENSAMBLE (Talca, Chile) Conductor: Máximo Díaz.
• VOCAL CANTIGAS (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Conductor: Maria Fernanda Ferronato.

WINNERS:

Category female and male voices:

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

Mixed choir category:

First prize GOVERNMENT OF SAN JUAN: CAMERATA DE LA LUNA (San Luis, Argentina) Conductor: Francisco Mensa.
ARTURO BERUTI Second Prize: UNIVERSITY VOCAL STUDY (Mendoza, Argentina) Conductor: Guido Vacca.

Special mentions from the Jury:

Special mention of the Jury for Ana Laura Rey for the best artistic performance
Special mention of the Jury for the Choir of the University of Guayaquil for its interpretation of "Latinoamérica", by Calle 13.

EXTENSION CONCERTS:

Performed in various schools, museums and cultural spaces in 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”, by Javier Busto.
  • “Making Choral Music Shine Through Blend and Balance,” by T.J. Harper.
  • "Singing and vocal technique", by Sergio Carlevaris.
  • “Joint Reading: an experience with a Brazilian repertoire”, by Marcia Hentschel.
  • “International experiences of the Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir”, by Lourdes Sánchez.

JURORS:

Dr. T. J. Harper (Presidente, USA) - Javier Busto (España) - Naomi Faran (Israel) - Marcia Hentschel (Brasil) - Lourdes Sánchez (Venezuela)

PROFESSORS:

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