The female vocal group Vocalia Taldea began its professional career in 2000. Created by the initiative of its current director, Basilio Astulez, Vocalia Taldea is a project which embodies the pursuits and musical concerns of young women from the Basque Country. The project is focused on the firm intention of creating a stable vocal group that offers a repertoire that, for reasons of musical and vocal demand, is not usually interpreted.
Vocalia Taldea currently consists of around 30 singers from Araba/Álava, Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and Navarra, with extensive experience in the world of choral performance. Their risky programming and careful staging make the group a reference in the current choral performance scene.
Vocalia Taldea preferably performs a cappella music, from classical to contemporary music, both Basque and international. Likewise, it carries out intense research work on the repertoire of the XX and XXI centuries and incorporates new musical creations thanks to the contribution of avant-garde composers, which enables innovation and expansion of the expressive potential of the group. This commitment has led Vocalia Taldea to commission and debut more than a dozen works to authors from around the world, collaborating closely with a large number of composers.
Since its inception, Vocalia Taldea has been invited to a large number of festivals and circuits in Spain and Europe (Italy, France, Ireland, Belgium, and others). Its concerts, praised by critics, define its trajectory highlighted by quality, originality and innovation.
The group collaborates frequently with diverse orchestras, soloists and cultural entities, and has received more than twenty awards in international competitions.