Country Chile

Discipline Music

Recomended for General Audience

Duration 75 minutes

Language Inglés, italiano y alemán

Dates January 5, 20.30h

This is a concert that’s going to be unforgettable: the Santiago Municipal Choir once again leaves its emblematic venue in Santiago, this time to sing some of its repertoire at the La Pintana Municipal Theater. This experience will take the audience on a journey through the beautiful melodies of Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Strauss, Offenbach, Mascagni, Lehár, César Franck and Andrew Lloyd Webber, some of the key names in classical music. Founded in April 1982, the Santiago Municipal Choir was Chile’s first professional choir and has been conducted by maestro Jorge Klastornick from the very beginning. Its extensive repertoire includes Italian, French, German and Russian opera, as well as important symphonic-choral pieces. Their artistic and vocal talent and the extraordinary quality of their music have been widely praised by both directors and Chilean and foreign singers, as well as specialist critics.

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Conductor

Jorge Klastornick

(Chile)

An engineering and architecture graduate, he specialized in music at the José Artigas Teaching Institute and began his musical career as a concert pianist. He has conducted the Crandon Institute’s chamber choir and those of the municipalities of Colonia de Sacramento and Rosario. In 1977, he became deputy conductor of the Sodre choir and, in 1981, he was made its interim director. In 1982, he created the Santiago Municipal Choir, which he has been conducting ever since. In 2002, the Amigos del Arte Corporation awarded him the Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue prize for his artistic career and the Municipality of Santiago awarded him the Apóstol Santiago medal.

Coro del Municipal de Santiago

This first full-time professional choir in Chile was founded in 1983 by the Santiago Municipal Theater under conductor Jorge Klastornick, who has been with them ever since. Replacing the existing Operatic Choir, this group has been putting on outstanding performances for years. It has always taken part in opera seasons and has delved into the symphonic-choral field over the years. Two Municipal Theater projects have supported the development of choral art in Chile: the Crecer Cantando program, aimed at encouraging choral singing in schools and Trabajar Cantando, aimed at encouraging this discipline in companies.

Conductor Jorge Klastornick | Deputy conductor Alfredo Saavedra | Sopranos Francisca Cristopulos, Carmen Flores, Pilar Gaete, Isabel Garay, Viviana Mazuela, Myrna Mois, Sylvia Montero, Helga Olea, Constanza Olguín, Jessica Poblete, Jennifer Ramírez, Paola Rodríguez, Regina Sandoval, Berta Soto, Madelene Vásquez, Sonia Vásquez | Mezzosopranos Miriam Caparotta, Loreto Mardones, Francisca Múñoz, Carolina Ortiz , Florencia Romero, María José Uribarri, Claudia Yánez | Contraltos Ximena Alcalde, Lina Escobedo, Jaina Elgueta, Mónica Ferrada, Ximena Holcomb, Nurys Olivares, Gloria Rojas, Marta Vásquez | Tenors Gonzalo Araya, José Barrera, José Castro, Claudio Cerda, Víctor Escudero, Nicolás Fontecilla, Ricardo González, Fernando Latorre, Gustavo Morales, Pablo Ortiz, David Rojas, Enrique Salgado, Jaime Salinas , Alexis Sánchez, Gonzalo Quinchahual | Baritones Patricio Álvarez, Carlos Guzmán, Cristian Lorca, Juan Osorio, Pablo Oyanedel, Claudio Romero, Felipe Ulloa | Basses Sergio Bustamante, Jorge Cumsille, Augusto De La Maza, Jaime Mondaca, Juan Fariña, Cristóbal Gutiérrez, Francisco Salgado | Pianista Bárbara Pavez | Inspector Diego Rojas

  • Not only is it an opportunity to see the Santiago Municipal Choir in a different setting, this is also a lavish one: the La Pintana Municipal Theater, inaugurated in March 2018, has been compared to world-class venues.

  • The Municipal Theater has been key to the development of choral singing in Chile through the Crecer Cantando and Trabajar Cantando programs, which encourage this discipline in schools and companies respectively.

  • The concert includes pieces by important figures from world music, such as Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Strauss, Offenbach, Mascagni, Lehár, César Franck and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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