Program

Conferences, workshops, panel discussions and aperitive-concerts during the day at the Faculty of Education and Psychology (University of GironaCampus del Barri Vell, Plaça Sant Domènec, 9 de Girona).

Night concerts at the Centre Cultural La Mercè (Pujada de la Mercè, 12 de Girona), except the concert of the 31th that will be at the Auditori de Girona (Passeig de la Devesa, 35 de Girona).

Concert fee 15 euros for those who don’t attend the conference (reduced price 10 euros).

 

  • MONDAY, JULY 29th

19.30h different patios of the Barri Vell (old part of the city)

Mediterranean Voices in the city

Israelite Samaritan Choir, Benyamim Tsedaka, conductor (Israel) at Patio Isaac el Cec (Centre Bonastruch ça Porta, Museu d’Història dels Jueus, carrer de la Força, 8). Free entrance.

Cor Claudefaula, Quim Bonal, conductor (Girona) at Patio de la Diputació de Girona (Pujada de Sant Martí, 5). Free entrance.

Coral Juvenil de Palma, Juan Rosselló, conductor (Mallorca) at Pati de la Casa Carles (Bisbat de Girona, Plaça del Vi, 2). Free entrance.

Free entrance

 

20.15h Bell towers of the city

The Voice of bells

Nit de Campanes” by Llorenç Barber, Montserrat Palacios, art director

Concert co-produced by Joventuts Musicals de Girona

 

21.00h – Centre Cultural La Mercè

Balcony to the sea

Cor de Cambra de la Diputació de Girona, Pablo Larraz, conductor (Girona)

Daniele Giallara and Salvatore Carboni (Sardegna)

Cor Claudefaula, Quim Bonal, conductor (Girona)

Fayha ChoirBarkev Taslakian, conductor (Liban)

Tickets 15€ – 10€   Buy your tickets here.

 

  • TUESDAY, JULY 30th

09.30h    Plenary Session I “Monodic tradition in sacred chant”. Lecture by Youssef Tannous, Dean of the Faculty of Music of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon), Juan Carlos Asensio, specialist in Gregorian chant (Spain) and Fethi Zghonda, specialist in traditional Arabic music and former conductor of the Music Department of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Tunisia) – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

11.00h    Coffee-break

 

 

11.15h    Plenary Session II “Multipart singing in sacred and secular tradition” by Ignazio Macchiarella, expert on orality and writing in Italian secular music, board member of the International Council for Traditional Music and professor University of Cagliari (Italy) – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

12.45h    Apperitive-concert: Cant de la Sibil·la, Coral Juvenil de Palma (Mallorca) at the lecture hall of Faculty of Faculty of Arts UdG.

Free entrance

 

13.15h    Lunch

 

16.00h    “Discovering Mediterranean repertoire”  Faculty of Education and Psychology (Auditorium)

FCEC Presentation (Federació Catalana d’Entitats Corals – Catalan Federation of Choirs): Carles Gumí and Josep Lluís Guzman (Catalonia)

SCIC Presentation (Secretariat de Corals Infantils de Catalunya – Catalan Children’ Choirs Federation) – Patrimoni Coral XXI, children’ traditional catalan songs arranged by mediterranean composers: Carlo Pavese (Italy), Thomas Louziotis (Greece) and Edward Touriguian (Lebanon) with live examples by Cor Claudefaula (Quim Bonal, conductor)

 

18.00h    Documentary screening: “Three religions around the Mediterranean Sea and their vocal expressions”, video documentations from the Festival Musica Sacra International, by Dolf Rabus (director del Festival Musica Sacra International de Marktoberdorf, Bavaria, Alemanya) – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

18.00h    Fringe “Mediterranean Corner” – opened to the participants to present themselves

 

19.00h    Dinner

 

21:00h – Centre Cultural La Mercè

Songs of the spirit and the earth

Israelite Samaritan Choir, Benyamim Tsedaka, conductor (Israel)

Daniele Giallara and Salvatore Carboni (Sardegna)

Novi Sad Chamber Choir, Bodgam Djakovic, conductor (Serbia)

Antonio Campos and Juan Antonio Suarez “Cano” (Andalusia)

Tickets 15€ – 10€   Buy your tickets here.

 

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 31st

09.30h    Plenary Session III “Singing in the Islands” by Ignazio Macchiarella (Sicilia and Sardinia), Jaume Escandell (Ibiza), Francesc Vicens (Majorca) and Jordi Alsina (Crete) – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

11.00h   Coffee-break

 

11.15h    Plenary Session IV “Singing for saying, improvised chant”. Lecture by Josemi Sánchez (Valencia) and Jaume Ayats, musician and professor of ethnomusicology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and director of the Music Museum in Barcelona (Catalonia) – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

12.45h    Apperitive-concert: Cants de Feina de Mallorca – Auditorium of the Faculty of Education and Psychology

Free entrance

 

13.15h    Lunch

 

16.00h    Plenary Session V “Ressons de l’Al-Andalus” (Echoes of Al-Andalus) by Xavier Puig (Catalonia) and Fethi Zghonda (Tunisia) – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

18.00h    Documentary screening: “Three religions around the Mediterranean Sea and their vocal expressions”, video documentations from the Festival Musica Sacra International, by Dolf Rabus (director del Festival Musica Sacra International de Marktoberdorf, Bavaria, Alemanya) – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

18.00h    Fringe “Mediterranean Corner” – opened to the participants to present themselves

 

19.00h    Dinner

 

21.00h   Concert at Auditori de Girona

Ressons de l’Al-Andalus i mar Bàltic – Echoes of Al-Andalus and the Baltic Sea

Cor Jove Nacional de CatalunyaXavier Puig (Catalunya) i Vytautas Miskinis (Lithuania), conductors

Buy your tickets here.

Tickets 15€ – 10€

 

  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 1st

09.30h    Plenary Session VI “Singing for praying” . Lecture by Mohammad H. Gomar (Iraq) and Bogdan Djakovic (Serbia) – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

11.00h    Coffee-break

 

11.15h    Plenary Session VII “Iberian Voices”. Lecture by Jaume Ayats, musician and professor of ethnomusicology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and director of the Music Museum in Barcelona (Catalonia) – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

12.45h    Apperitive-concert: La Nova Euterpe  – traditional polyphonies  (Catalonia) and Mateu Matas “Xurí” (Mallorca) – Auditorium of the Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

13.15h    Lunch

 

16.00h    “Discovering Mediterranean repertoire” by Carlo Pavese (Italy), Edward Touriguian (Lebanon) and Barkev Taslakian (Lebanon) with live examples by Fayha Choir (Lebanon)  – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

18.00h    Documentary screening: “Three religions around the Mediterranean Sea and their vocal expressions”, video documentations from the Festival Musica Sacra International, by Dolf Rabus (director del Festival Musica Sacra International de Marktoberdorf, Bavaria, Alemanya) – Faculty of Education and Psychology – Faculty of Education and Psychology

 

18.00h    Fringe “Mediterranean Corner” – opened to the participants to present themselves

 

19.00h    Dinner

 

21.00h    Closing Concert at Centre Cultural la Mercè

Mediterranean Voices 

La Nova Euterpe (Catalunya)

The Iraqi Maqam Ensemble, Mohammad H. Gomar, conductor (Iraq)

Gruppo Spontaneo Trallalero (Liguria, Italy)

Josep Antoni Aparicio “Apa” and Josemi Sánchez (València)

Mateu Matas “Xurí” (Mallorca)

Carles Belda (Catalunya)

Tickets 15€ – 10€   Buy your tickets here.

 

English is the official language of the conference. Occasionally, it can be change to French.

 

 

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