Dancing the Sardana & more

Oct 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Canta al mar, Choir Events, Featured Articles, Top Post
Sardana (Photo: INTERKULTUR)

Sardana (Photo: INTERKULTUR)

Choirs have arrived in Calella and yesterday they showed up together in town for the first time. They were parading through the city in the afternoon and ended in the park Pati de l’Ós for the official Opening.

There were official speeches by the second Calella Mayor Xavier Arnijas, Marc Moreno, project manager in Calella and the Artistic Director from INTERKULTUR, Ralf Eisenbeiß. Three choirs performed on stage and then all participants were teached the “Sardana”, a circle dance typical of Catalonia, Spain. The stage choir “Academy Singers” from Austria and the INTERKULTUR team set a good example on stage (even without practicing before!) and everyone in the audience followed.

The opening event closed with another highlight: Everybody sang together “Amigos para siempre”, hymn of the Olympic Games in Barcelona 1992, and the soloists were Beatrice Jiménez Marconi (Sopran) and Albert Deprius (Tenor), who is a member of the jury and the event’s Artistic Director in Spain.

In the evening there was the Opening Concert in the church Santa Maria i Sant Nicolau in Calella featuring great choirs from Sweden, Slovenia, and Norway. The church was packed with people. The atmosphere was festive and the concert by the choirs on stage was impressing due to the high performance level.

Yesterday was a successful day and we wish all choirs being successful in the competitions which start today in Calella and Barcelona.

Photos and updates from yesterday can be found on flickr and Facebook.

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