Avenida Veinticinco de septiembre, 8
Telephone: (+34) 91 318 59 28
Organisation: Grupo Concertante Talía
Principal Conductor: Silvia Sanz
Artistic Director: Alejandro Vivas
Press and Communications: Inmaculada López
The Coro Talía is the oldest group of the Grupo Concertante Talía (GCT). Created by Silvia Sanz Torre, its current conductor, at the beginning of 1996, it was born as a small chamber ensemble. At present, it counts with a hundred voices and since 2011 it participates, together with the Orquesta Metropolitana de Madrid, in the concert series organised by the GCT in the Auditorio Nacional de Música.
The 8th subscription season consists of four concerts and the Coro Talía performs in all of them. In the 1st subscription concert (Saturday, 13/10/2018) it features the stage cantata Carmina Burana by Orff. The second subscription concert (Friday, 28/12/2018) is Singing Musicals and gathers great hits of musical theatre and cinema. Different perceptions of fate through music play the main role in the third concert (9/3/2019) with a programme including the Symphony no. 5 by Beethoven and one of the best choral works of Brahms, The Song of Fate. In the fourth subscription concert (18/5/2019), subtitled Historias y paisajes fantásticos (Fantastic Stories and Landscapes), the Coro Talía will take on a great choral work hardly ever performed, the cantata The Black Knight by Elgar. Among the extraordinary concerts beyond subscription, it participates in a new edition of the family concert Música y juguetes (Music and Toys) (Saturday 2/2/2019).
Talía, 22 years of history
The Coro Talía is a group of a recognised career and great versatility. Its repertoire includes: Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms), Symphony no. 9 (Beethoven), Gloria (Vivaldi, Rutter, Poulenc), Magnificat (Bach, Vivaldi, Durante, Albinoni), The Messiah (Handel), Stabat Mater (Pergolesi, Rheinberger) Requiem (Mozart, Fauré, Verdi), St. Cecilia Mass (Gounod), Mass of Glory (Puccini), Te Deum (Bruckner), Carmina Burana (Orff), revival of The magic opal (Albéniz), Daphne and Chloe (Ravel), Cantata St. John of Damascus (Tanéyev), Alexander Nevski (Prokofiev), choirs of oratorio, opera and zarzuela, cinema and videogame soundtracks, musicals, gospel, swing, soul, symphonic pop and rock, etc. It has participated together with the Orquesta Metropolitana, in novel experiences like performing classical music with toys for the family public. In 2014, it participated in the flash mob organised by the Teatro Real in the European Opera Days singing the choir of slaves of Nabucco (Verdi) in the Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas.
It has collaborated with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Orquesta Opus 23, Orquesta Cámara Madrid, Orchestra of the Prague Polytechnic University, Grupo de Cámara de la Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid and Orquesta Ciudad de Almería. It has made tours throughout Europe with zarzuela and Spanish music. From 2000 to 2010 it participated in the season of the Orquesta Sinfónica Chamartín in the Auditorio Nacional.
Its most recent albums include Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms), Symphony no. 9 ‘Choral’ (Beethoven), In the mood, Noche de soul, Talía in concert: movies & soul and Singing Europe, all of them recorded in concerts performed with the Orquesta Metropolitana de Madrid in the Auditorio Nacional de Música. The choir has participated in the soundtrack of La Conjura de El Escorial (2008), composed by Alejandro Vivas; and in the CD Cinco Versiones Musicales para poemas inéditos de Ángel González, together with the tenor Joaquín Pixán.