This weekend Auditorio de Tenerife’s Coro Juvenil  is taking part in the IV Semana Canaria de la Música Coral [4th Choral Music Week] with two concerts in Gran Canaria.  Forty-two choirs are taking part in the festival, which also features eighteen shows that started in Agüimes on 1 November and end on Sunday, the 17th with a closing concert in which eight groups will premiere works that received awards at the 2nd Concurso de composición coral de Canarias [Canary Islands Choral Composition Competition]. The Tenerife choir, conducted by Roxana Schmunk, will perform Arrorró, newly arranged by Beatriz Corona.

Prior to their participation in the closing concert, the Coro Juvenil will participate in an event that is taking place on Saturday, the 16th in Santa Lucía de Tirajana. The venue is Casa de la Cultura de Sardina del Sur and the show, that also features Coro Infantil de la Escuela de Música de Santa Lucía and Coral Flor de Oroval, will start at 8:00 pm.  The repertoire chosen for the occasion includes some of the pieces that received awards at the European Choir Games last August, like The Music’s always there with you by John Rutter, O Love by Eliane Hagenberg and A Song For You de Leon Russell. The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre and Rudyard Kypling plus Huddy Ledbetter’s Bring Me Little Water Sylvi to round off the repertoire.

At the final concert, which is taking place at the Teatro Pérez Galdós at 12:00 noon, the Choir will be singing Beatriz Corona’s arrangement of Arrorró and A Song for You. This event also includes the performance of two groups that obtained national and international awards this year: the Coro de Voces Blancas of the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Tenerife and the Coro de Cámara Ainur. The Coro de Cámara COMCANTO, the Coro de la Escuela Menvus, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria’s Coro Juvenil, Súbito Koral and Cantares Estudio Coral are also joining this special event where, according to Javier Toledo, coordinator of the Semana Canaria de la Música Coral, “some of the best island choirs’ performances will take place”.