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Schola Cantorum de Venezuela

  • Vocal Ensemble

Biography

With different choral and symphony-choral programs, the Schola Cantorum of Caracas has participated at the most important Music Festivals worldwide and also in well-known Auditoriums, such as: José Félix Ribas and Ríos Reyna Hall of the Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas), Tanglewood Music Festival (Massachussets), The Ravinia Music Festival (Chicago), Orange County Eclectic Festival (Costa Mesa, California), music programs of the Expo Sevilla 92 and Hannover 2000, Foro de la Rábida (Huelva, Spain), Concertgebow and Royal Carré Theatre (Amsterdam), Royal Festival Hall, (London), Nexahualcoyotl Hall of the UNAM (México, D.F), Memorial Auditorium (Stanford University); Centennial Hall, (Tucson, University of Arizona); Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (University of Illinois, Urbana); Howard Gilman Opera House del Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York), Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia). Lincoln Center (New York), Barbican Theatre (London), Casa da Musica (Porto), Beethovenhalle (Stuttgart), Sant Ambroggio Basilica (Milan), Teatro Comunale (Ferrara) y Sala Santa Cecilia of the Parcco de la Musica (Roma), the Canary Islands’ Music Festival (Canary Islands, Spain).
As a specialized ensemble and with a particular way to arrange and perform an also especially select repertoire, it has recorded up to today 25 albums with its very vast repertoire.
Likewise, it has made known in Venezuela and under world-class conductors many symphony-choral works and masterpieces of universal contemporary polyphonic music. Ana María Raga and María Guinand are the titular directors. Since 2005, the Schola Cantorum of Venezuela was formed as a distinguished choir of the Schola Cantorum Foundation in order to expand into new styles and repertoires.