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

In mulieribus

The In mulieribus program is a proposal of choral music written by and for women. It presents a selection of works of great complexity and size, composed by four contemporary composers of great relevance in the international choral scene. The concert opens with the Ave Maria by the British author Cecilia McDowald, a beautiful motet for a female choir that highlights the brave use of dissonance and harmonic shocks. It is followed by Sanctum by the Canadian composer Sarah Quartel. This is a four-part piece that includes various Requiem texts and is dedicated to the four elements present in the landscape of the Canadian West Coast: water, mountains, wind and sky. The Stabat Mater from the Basque author Eva Ugalde was specifically composed for this project. It is a work for a female choir, piano and accordion, which in addition to the Latin text includes some Basque texts about motherhood written by the composer herself. In Mulieribus ends with Folk Mass by the Latvian, Laura Jekobsone. This is a piece with a Latin mass structure, but that from the start evokes a multitude of colours, melodies, rhythms and atmospheres of international folklore. This is a six-voice piece for an a capella choir, with great vocal demands and extension, but very friendly, close and even fun for the public. 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, 25 de septiembre de 2021 | 
Catedral de Dax | 20:30 h.
Dax (Francia)

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