ARIMA SAKRA. New musical repertoire

This new musical repertoire of Vocalia Taldea connects three beautiful pieces of sacred music for women's choir and pipe organ.

All of the three pieces were composed for specific churches or cathedrals, or better said, they were created after the composers got to know the cathedrals and were profoundly impacted by them. Mendelssohn composed his collection of Drei Motetten op. 39 after visiting the Trinita dei Monti church in Rome and being profoundly moved by listening the singing voices of monks celebrating their religious service. Poulenc wrote his first sacred work, Litanies à la Vierge Noire, as a response to the strong impression caused in him by entering the Notre Dame of Rocamadour. Arnesen composed his Magnificat with the idea to be interpreted in the cathedral of Nidaros, the most boreal Gothic cathedral considered one of the principal historical monuments of Norway, even possessing the status of cultural icon.

Vocalia Taldea interprets this musical repertoire in collaboration with young organist Oscar Rodríguez Pastora and Bizkay soprano Nerea González.

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Basilio Astulez

He is professor of Choral Singing at the Municipal Conservatory of Leioa and founder of Leioa Kantika Korala children's choir in 2001, Kantoria the female youth choir in 2005 and the mixed SJB in 2007. This young choir school includes more than 150 vocalists from ages 7 to 25 years old and has already received numerous awards in Spanish and European competitions.

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Lumen de lumine

The Lumen de Lumine program presents a careful selection of contemporary religious music written for female choir and piano. The title alludes to a verse of the Creed of the ordinary of the Latin Mass that could be translated as light from light and establishes brightness and luminosity as its guiding thread. This program, while drawing from the Latin tradition of the sacred repertoire, aims to open horizons through the contribution of contemporary composers from three continents: Francisco Ibáñez-Iribarria from Alava, György Orbán from Romania, Tokuhide Niimi and Kentaro Sato from Japan and Gwyneth Walker from America. Download dossier


One of the priorities of Vocalia Taldea is its commitment to the creation of new music written especially for the group. Vocalia regularly commissions and debuts choral works by Basque and international authors, enriching themselves to the maximum through the creative process and direct communication with the composer.

Next concerts


Sábado, 1 de abril de 2023
Matinées de Miramon | 11:00
Donostia-San Sebastián

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