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The Sodre National Children’s Choir stages the Ecological Operetta

Angela Burgoa, Director of the Choir of Children and Youth of the University of Cuyo de Mendoza directs the Chorus of Children of Sodre in this work in four acts of the Venezuelan Catalan composer Alberto Grau, this Friday, June 14 at the National Auditorium of Sodre.

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From the Catalan-Venezuelan composer, Alberto Grau, the National Choir of Children of Sodre stages the Ecological Operetta, a work in four acts, which paints with rhythms and movements the different aspects of nature (wind, river, tree, sea), under the baton of the director of the Choir of Children and Youth of the University of Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina), director Angela Burgoa

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Why In Opera?

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This year 15 teenagers completed their cycle in the choir and continued their journey of learning in the National Youth Chorus of Sodre with their new voices, voices of young people.

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These changes inspired the Children’s Choir in their second concert of the 2019 season.  In Opera, on site, shows a choir in reform with a repertoire that includes these young people, who will collaborate in the assembly and maintenance of the new construction.

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With the scenic floor divided into three sectors and adding elements of scenography and projections, an actor will introduce the works and parallelize them from an architectural perspective, showing the relationship that exists between the structure of a house with concerts and works.

About the National Children’s Choir of Sodre

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The management team consists of the Mtro. Víctor Mederos as incumbent and Jhasmin Ghidone as assistant and coordinator.

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After a public call attended by almost 600 children and adolescents, the National Children’s Choir of the Sodre was composed of 120 participants from different neighborhoods and cities of the capital and interior. The ages of its members range between 6 and 15 years.

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The Children’s National Choir seeks to develop an eclectic and stimulating repertoire for the children that make it up, but at the same time interesting for the audience, while pursuing an integral conception, training its members in aspects such as vocal technique, musical literacy, auditory training, musical phrasing, good rhythm interpretation; as well as respect, responsibility, discipline, joint work and solidarity, all of these focused on a better socio-cultural development.

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Since its re-launch, the CNNS has been presented at the Adela Reta National Auditorium, where it has its headquarters, public schools and lyceums, theaters and cathedrals in the interior of the country.

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About Ángela Burgoa

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Born in Chubut, she made his first musical studies in Trelew, continuing later in the Faculty of Arts and Design of the National University of Cuyo (Mendoza) where he graduated with the title of National Professor of Music, Specialty Choral Direction.

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Among her choral experiences, her passage through the Choir of the City of Mendoza (1989-1996) under the direction of Ricardo Portillo with which she performed in theaters of our country, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil stands out. She was a member of the independent group Coral Nuevas Voces (1997-2001) directed by Ricardo Mansilla, and she participated with several competitions, recording a CD and her 1999 European Tour.

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She has completed numerous Courses in Coral Direction with diverse Argentine and foreign Masters, standing out among them Néstor Andrenacci, Josep Prats, Eric Ericson, Guido Minoletti, Werner Pfaff and Jordi Casas. From 1992 to 2001, she served as Co-Director of the Juvenile Choir of the Trade School of Maipú, directed by Gonzalo Villalba.

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In 1993, she entered the UNCuyo Boys and Youth Choir as Assistant Director of Mº Marcelo Coltro. Since the beginning of 2001 she is the current Director. In this new stage this artistic organization is conformed by the Preparatory Choir, Choir of Children and Youth Choir being the last two in charge. It has been presented together with them to date in important rooms in Mendoza, Santiago de Chile, Córdoba and Buenos Aires. It is important to mention also, the participation in the putting of Carmina Burana of C.Orff also next to the University Symphony.
She is the Founding Partner of ADICORA – Association of Directors of the Choir of Argentina – and Artistic Secretary of the Mendoza Branch.

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