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Veus – Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió

Veus – Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió was created in 1996 within the Amics de la Unió Music School established that same year as part of the Societat Coral Amics de la Unió, a society which since 1877 has been committed to promoting choral music and ensuring its diffusion.

Conducted by Josep Vila i Jover since its formation, this choir is known for by the quality, eclecticism and uniqueness of their productions. It is formed with young singers aged from 11 to 17 and it is one of the best Spanish children choirs. Nowadays it is based on the Teatre Auditori de Granollers.

The choir has performed and produced children’s operas, school and family concerts, musicals, concerts with choreographies and dramaturgy, and productions which aim to present vocal music in an original and exciting way.

Veus – Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió has participated in numerous international festivals and has been awarded in numerous contests. Among the most recent prizes there are the Josep Anselm Clavé‘s best recording for the Els Colors del Mar album (2018), the Guido d’Arezzo Award (2017), the first prize at the 47th Choir Contest of Tolosa (2015) and the Silver Rose Bowl of the UER competition Let the Peoples Sing! (2013).

During the 18-19 season, Veus has collaborated with the OBC (The Mass by Bernstein in October 2018, The Kings Return – The Lord of the Rings in January 2019, Turandot in May 2019), with the Banda Municipal de Barcelona (The Christmas Concert in December 2018), with the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Un Conte de Nadal – A Christmas Tale – in December 2018, Tosca in June 2019) and with Jordi Savall (Saint Matthew Passion in April 2019).

He has recently participated in the Castell de Peralada Festival (The Magic Flute in August 2018, Turandot in 2016), has participated in the Saint Mark Passion by JS Bach conducted by Jordi Savall in a concert tour in Catalonia and France, with a performance at the Philharmonie de Paris (March 2018), it has participated at L’Auditori with the OBC (Kaddish in February 2018), and in operas and concerts at the Gran Teatre del Liceu ( Un Conte de Nadal, Un Ballo in Maschera and Wherter in 2017, Macbeth and Otello in 2016). He has also performed at the Festival of Ancient Music in the Pyrenees and in the Cap Roig Festival among other stable programs.

It has published several discs and DVD’s, the most recent ones are Els Colors del Mar – the colors of the sea (July 2018) and VEUS (December 2017), recordings of two of the two most successful shows of the choir. Also worthy of note is Un Barret de Cançons (November 2016) with songs by J. Vila i Casañas, Un Conte de Nadal – a Christmas tale – (2014) by Albert Guinovart, with the Orquestra Camera Musicae, There is no rose (2012), where there are songs of the Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and the Rutter’s Dancing Day, with arrangements for percussion by Joan Vidal Llobet.

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Premis recents

2019 Josep Anselm Clavé Awards in Catalunya 2018

         Jury’s Award to the institution Societat Coral Amics de la Unió

         Audience Award to the recording Els Colors del Mar (Ficta Edicions)

2017 Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo. Award

2016  European Gran Prix for Choral Singing Association (Varna)

         Finalist

2015  47 Certamen Coral de Tolosa (Spain)

         1st prize

2013  Let the Peoples Sing! (EBU choirs contest)

         Youth Choirs prize

         Silver Rose Bowl to the best choir

2013  59 Certamen Internacional de Habaneras de Torrevieja (Alacant, Spain)

         National Prize

         Audience Prize

2010   42 Certamen Coral de Tolosa (Spain)

         2nd prize

2009   XV Certamen Juvenil de Habaneras de Torrevieja (Spain)

         1st prize

2009   27 Festival Internacional de Música de Cantonigròs (Spain)

         2nd prize

2007   II Festival Internacional de Cant Coral de Malgrat de Mar (Spain)

         2on premi

2006   IX Antigua Abesbatzak Lehiaketan de Zumarraga (Spain)

         2nd prize

2006   XII Certamen Juvenil de Habaneras de Torrevieja (Spain)

         3rd prize

Festivals Internacionals

2019  Festival Via Aeterna du Mont Saint Michel (France)

2019  International Choral Festival from Missoula (USA)

2019  Idaho Internation Choral Festival (USA)

2019  La Folle Journée in Nantes (France)

2018  Beijing International Choral Festival (China)

2018  Festival de la Voix in Châteauroux (France)

2017  Taipei International Choral Festival (Taiwan)

2017  11th World Simposium on Choral Music (Spain)

2016  Congrès International des Chefs de Choeur (France)

2016  European Festival of Youth Choirs of Basel (Switzerland)

2016  Festival Castell de Peralada (Spain)

2015  Festival de Música Antiga del Pirineu (Spain)

2015  Festival jeune public pour les écoles (Luxembourg)

2015  7ème Festival Choral International Aveyron (France)

2013   YEAH! Awards Festival in Osnnabruck (Germany)

2013   International Match of Young Choirs in Rouen (France)

2012   Festival Internacional de Cors Joves de Granollers (Catalonia)

2011   Festival Eurotreff a Wolfenbüttel (Germany)

2008   Certamen Coral de Tolosa (Spain)

2008   International Choir Festival in Miedzyzdroje (Poland)

2007   Festival International de Choeurs d’Enfants a Provença (France)

2004   Youth Choir Festival, Veldhoven (The Netherlands)

2004   Festival Internacional de Música de Cantonigròs (Barcelona)

2003   Festival International de Choeurs d’Enfants, Provence (France)

2002   Touch the future, Dammstadt (Germany)

2001   4es Racontres Internationales de Thuir (France)

Enregistraments

2018 Els Colors del Mar (DVD). Recorded concert of the show Els Colors del Mar. Published by FICTA.

2017 VEUS (DVD). Recorded concert of the show VEUS. Published by FICTA.

2016 Un Barret de Cançons. Poems by Miquel Desclot and music by Josep Vila Casañas. Published by FICTA.

2014  Un Conte de Nadal. Works by Guinovart, with Orquestra Camera Musicae. Published by La Mà de Guido.

2014  Història de Catalunya amb cançons. With OBC conducted by Antoni Ros Marbà.

2012  There is no rose. A ceremony of carols by Britten and Dancing day by Rutter for choir, harp and drums. Published by La Mà de Guido.

2010  El Bestiolari d’Albert Guinovart. songs based on Miquel Desclot’s poems for children.

2009   Josep M. Ruera – Música Vocal. Inedited music by the Catalan composer J. M. Ruera.

2008   Musica Coeli – La Música del Cel. A selection of sacred music of different periods.

2006   Els Pecats del Cor. A compilation of jazz music featuring Martí Ventura Trio.

2006   Deu anys, Deu Estrenes – Celebrating the Music School’s 10th anniversary.

2004  Cançons – a collection of both a cappella and piano-accompanied choral works.

2003  Blancs – in collaboration with the Children’s animation group El Tramvia Blanc.

2003  Músiques de la Festa Major de Granollers.

2001  Cinc anys fent música: in honour of the Music School’s Fifth Anniversary.

Produccions destacades

2019 The Return of the King. The Lord of the Rings. Participation with the OBC at L’Auditori of Barcelona.

2018 Bernstein Mass. Participation with the OBC at L’Auditori of Barcelona.

2018 Conte de Nadal by Albert Guinovart. Gran Teatre del Liceu. Christmas concert with the Liceu Orchestra, Josep Vila Jover conducting.

2018 Saint Mark Pasion by J. S. Bach. International tour with Jordi Savall. Concert tour with La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations with a concert at the Philharmonie de Paris.

2017 Ballo in Maschera and Wherter at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Participation as a children’s choir in the operas.

2017 Plou Foc. Children’s Opera House with the Chamber Orchestra of Granollers. Musical composition by Lluís Pérez Cansell and libretto by Albert Pijuan.

2016 Turandot. Festival Castell de Peralada. Participation as a children’s choir at the Opera Turandot.

2016  Cançons Nocturnes. (night songs). Release of the work Cançons Nocturnes entrusted to Bernat Vivancos with the Orquestra de Cambra de Granollers conducted by Edmon Colomer.

2016  Alícia al País de les Meravelles. Meravelles (Alice in Wonderland). Music by Joan Vidal and text by David Pintó.

2015   Carmina Burana by Carl Orff with OSV at Palau de la Música Catalana

2015   Cançons de la lluna al barret. Works by Josep Vila Casañas with Sol Picó coreographies.

2015   Stabat Mater, , by G. B. Pergolesi.

2015   J. S. Bach’s St Mathew’s Passion conducted by Jordi Savall.

2015   Viatge al cor music by Àlex Martínez and lyrics by Eulàlia Canal.

2014  Our Garden, by Arvo Part with OSV at Palau de la Música Catalana.

2014  Simphony n.8 by G. Mahler (“Simphony oh thousand”) with OBC conducted by Pablo González.

2014  The magic flute. Arrangement of Mozart’s opera.

2014  Tosca at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

2014  Conte de Nadal d’Albert Guinovart. Based on Dickens’ Christmas Carol.

2013  Salve Regina. Contemporary sacred music.

2013  A la vora de la mar. Traditional music related to the sea.

2012   V-E-U-S! !. a special performance of music, light and coreography.

2012   Vivaldi, versió original. Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat.

2012   Hansel i Gretel, by Engelbert Humperdinck

2012   There is no rose.Rutter i Britten works.

2011   Mar i Cel. By Albert Guinovart, as a celebration of school’s 15th anniversary.

2011   Brundibar a Therezin. Play based on Brundibar by Hans Krasa.

2010  Der Rosenkavalier by R. Strauss. Featuring in Gran Teatre del Liceu production.

2010  El viatge terrífic del Patufet, by David Gómez and Eulàlia Canal.

2009   El Bestiolar with Albert Guinovart.

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