Ramos | Palm Sunday Festival

Welcome to RAMOS (palms, branches) Journey. If you are an experienced singer, be part of this international event.

How to participate as a Singer? Would you like to participate but don’t know if you have availability? What are the conditions and repertoire? Rehearsal days and event program?
In an initiative only known to professional orchestras and choirs and after several participations abroad, the time has come, also in an amateur choir, to bring professionals from abroad to PORTUGAL. That’s how, in 2005, VoxLaci launched the first Ramos Concerts Cycle! Since that date, this annual initiative has marked people’s daily lives, knowing that every year, on Palm Sunday weekend and under the direction of an International Maestro, VoxLaci offers 2-5 high quality concerts of sacred music. This initiative has been extremely rich for all elements of the choir, conductors and audience, reflected in a sharing of different ways of being, seeing and feeling music! With the dedication of those who sing, the dexterity of those who direct and the stubbornness of those who organize, it is thus possible to give the public a repertoire and an international conductor that they could hardly have in their daily lives!

Dr. David A. McConnell founded Vox Philia in 2012 as an intergenerational chamber choir made up of professional and gifted amateur singers. The choir’s first three seasons focused almost exclusively on music by living composers, featuring over a dozen local and world premieres. The choir’s performances have garnered considerable acclaim for thematic programming and musical excellence.  https://berkssinfonietta.org/leadership/ 

PROGRAMME “Pilgrimage to the Cross “


*Cristóbal de Morales – Parce Mihi Domine 

*Richard Farrant – Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake

Jesus in the desert 

 *Spiritual, arr. Alice Parker – I want Jesus to walk with me

Jesus and  Nicodemus

*Bob Chilcott – God so loved the world

The Women at the Well

*Arr. Martha Schaffer – I Would see Jesus

The Prodigal Son

*Ivan Moody – Thy Fatherly Embrace

Jesus foretells how he will die

* Linda Cable Shute – Mercy’s Free

Palm Sunday 

From Oficio de Domingo de Ramos/Office of Palm Sunday I

*José Maurício Nunes Garcia 

  • Antiphon: Hosanna Filio David
  • Responsory: In Monte Oliveti
  • Gradual: Tenuisti Manum Dexteram Meam
  • Improperium Ofertorium

Maundy Thursday 

*Luigi Monfino – O Sacrum Convivium 

*James Biery – Ubi caritas

Good Friday

*Pedro de Cristo – Tenebrae factae sunt 

*Andrea Gabrieli – O Crux fidelis

*James Whitbourn – Prayer of Desmond Tutu What are we called to do?

* Karen Marrolli – Until love is Spoken

How to Apply?

  1. Check the repertoire at this Years Edition
  2. Choose 2 songs and record yourself singing the entire songs
  3. Send an email to info@voxlaci.com with a link to watch your video and a short bio about your musical background.
  4. wait for the answer from the International Guest Conductor 

If you are accepted after paying the RAMOS FEE 195€ you will receive a link with all the PDS´s repertoire and Audios. 

If you wish to come sooner, enjoying the best of Portugal, you may join the PRE-FESTIVAL rehearsals.

Check the Festival RAMOS schedule, book your flight and accommodation. And see you there.

Portuguese and foreigners living in Portugal

How to Apply?

  1. Check the repertoire at this Years Edition
  2. Choose 2 songs and record yourself singing the entire songs
  3. Send an email to info@voxlaci.com with a link to watch your video and a short bio about your musical background.
  4. wait for the answer from the International Guest Conductor 

If you are accepted after paying the RAMOS FEE 195€ you will receive a link with all the PDS´s repertoire and Audios.

If you wish you may join the PRE-FESTIVAL rehearsals.

Check the Festival RAMOS programme and your accommodation (if you need it). And see you soon!

For Singers that live in Portugal

Pre-Festival Rehearsals

  • 16 Mar  Saturday 10am-3pm
  • 17 Mar Sunday 5pm-8pm

These rehearsals are an opportunity (free of charge) for singers that have applied, were accepted and wish to have the possibility to strength their musical preparation for the RAMOS Festival.

How to Apply?

  1. Send an email to info@voxlaci.com with a short bio about your musical background
  2. wait 48h for the answer
  3. if accepted, proof of payment must be sent to the Festival within 7 days later. (We do not make returns and will choose entries that meet all requirements)


Does not include transport to and from Cascais. Participation Fees do not include accommodation. Includes from Monday to Friday Lunch. Each participant is free to look for their own accommodation.

We recommend the same location for the Masterclass and Rehearsals  Torre D´Águilha Seminar. http://www.seminariotorreaguilha.com/EN/hotel.html

Dados para transferência:


  • IBAN: PT50 0036 0196 9910 0035 3991 7
    Nº Conta: 196.10.003539-9 EMP-CTA À ORDEM
    NIB: 0036.0196.99100035399.17
    Banco Montepio Geral
    Parede – Machado dos Santos
  • PAYPAL info@voxlaci.com
  • MBWay 938407985

 Programme  Masterclass MENTORING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT  (subject to changes)

Monday till Friday / Segunda a Sexta | 9h30-12h30  Morning Classes & Lunch (12h30-13h30) & Afternoon Program. Languages spoken: Português, English, Français, Español, Italiano.

6 Places for ACTIVE Participants (Morning Individual 30m) each day & 1 hour Private Mentoring:

Monday: Uncomfortable “How to eat an Elephant? In very short slices”. Participants by first name Alphabetical order | Conducting TWO PIECES (chosen by each peer) Ramos Repertoire in Silence & Positive Feedback. LUNCH. Afternoon Program :Cabo da Roca & SIntra 14h-16h.

Tuesday: Vulnerability “Sometimes you win, sometimes you Learn”.Participants by last name Alphabetical order | Conducting TWO PIECES (chosen by draw) Ramos Repertoire in Silence & Positive Feedback. LUNCH. Afternoon Program : Free Afternoon

Wednesday:  Curiosity “You have no Personality. It´s something in constant development”.Participants by Birthday order : Conducting TWO DIFFERENT PIECES (chosen by each peer) Ramos Repertoire in Silence & Positive Feedback. LUNCH. Afternoon Program : Lisboa

Thursday: Nonconformity “If you´re not happy where or what you are, change. You are not a tree.”Participants by birth place name Alphabetical order : Conducting the SIX PIECES Ramos Repertoire (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) Repertoire in Silence & Positive Feedback from the Peer Group. Afternoon Program :Fátima 12h30-18h with LUNCH

Friday: Innovation “Communication is reflecting which is the message you want to leave to the audience, singers, family and friends?”. How to choose repertoire, the order of the program, practical examples with different messages at the end, beginning and during the concert. LUNCH. Afternoon Program :Boca do Inferno&Cascais 14h-16h

Extra PRIVATE Hour Mentoring 190€/hour / for Masterclass Participants


  • IBAN: PT50 0036 0196 9910 0035 3991 7
    Nº Conta: 196.10.003539-9 EMP-CTA À ORDEM
    NIB: 0036.0196.99100035399.17
    Banco Montepio Geral
    Parede – Machado dos Santos
  • PAYPAL info@voxlaci.com
  • MBWay 938407985
  • REHEARSALS 20-22 March 2024 | Wednesday, Thursday (& Friday to be confirmed) 8pm-11pm

📍Seminário Torre D´Aguilha

São Domingos de Rana CASCAIS https://maps.app.goo.gl/Sw9iATe4TEeUKg8LA?g_st=ic 

Arrival & Departure

If you come by bus with your choir it is 30m from Lisbon. How to get to Cascais from Lisbon Airport? Very easy, simple and cheap. The main airlines (and low cost airlines) fly to Lisbon from most European cities. From Lisbon to Cascais you have several ways to get there.  You can rent a car (30m from Cascais), by public transport or we recommend the METRO www.metrolisboa.pt to Cais do Sodré (20m) and from there the train www.cp.pt to Cascais (30m).

  • CONCERTS & Tourism 22–24 March 2024 (to be updated) .

Myguel Santos e Castro has a degree in Management and Public Administration.

He began his musical studies at the age of 7 in piano, acoustic guitar and music theory.

At the age of 17 he began teaching music in schools, recorder, music theory and history, piano, electric and acoustic guitar and percussion.

He studied Choral Conducting at the Academia de Amadores de Música de Lisboa Academia, participated in workshops and masterclasses in Choral Conducting / Orchestra / Vocal Technique, inside and outside the country (Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden) with the most influential conductors today. . Under his Artistic Direction he has developed an intense and passionate work in different events and workshops in Portugal.

His choral work has taken him to many countries around the world (France, Mexico, Japan, USA, Estonia) and he has developed many projects with radio, television and cinema.

He is often invited to lectures/classes at schools and universities.

Founder of the VOX LACI project

 2026 James Franklin (USA)

 2025 André de Quadros (EUA / India / Portugal)

(this edition was postponned for a future year)

2023 Steve Scott (EUA)

Steve Scott has been named Music Education Specialist for the Barbershop Harmony Society, joining the staff in July 2017. In this capacity, he will oversee the development and implementation of new interactive and online learning for Harmony University. Steve will also assist in the operation of music-based curriculum at BHS education events and assist in the Healthy Chapter Initiatives.

Steve is an experienced educator, having taught voice and choir in higher education in Ohio, Georgia, and Kansas. He completed course work for a Ph.D. in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Kansas and earned an MA in Vocal Pedagogy and an MM in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University, where he also received a Singing Health Specialization; he also has a BME in Choral Music Education from Utah State University. Additionally, Steve has been active a researcher, presenting at national and international music conferences. His research interests include the biophysiology of the barbershop singing voice, barbershop acoustics, barbershop history, and Brazilian art song.

Steve joined the Barbershop Harmony Society at age 11 in the chorus his dad directed and in which his brothers sang. He is a certified Singing judge and is a frequent faculty member for Harmony University where he teaches voice techniques and vocal pedagogy. Steve has been active as a clinician, coach, and chorus director, and has sung in various quartets and choruses, including the 2016 silver-medalist chorus, Central Standard of Metro Kansas City. Steve recently served on the CS music team as Vocal Coach.

Steve’s pride and joy is his family: spouse, Jaylene and daughter, Lydia. They are excited to make their new home in Nashville.Rivers are remarkable for their ability to manage obstacles. Sometimes the river moves an obstacle out of the way. Other obstacles are harder and seemingly immobile, but the river just moves around it, flowing on. Notwithstanding the turbulences of our lives, God “will extend peace…like a river” (Isaiah 66:12). The song selections for Ramos 2023 describe the source of peace, acknowledge trials, celebrate that with God, all things are possible (Mark 10:27), and encourage us to reach out with love one towards another. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).


Rivers are remarkable for their ability to manage obstacles. Sometimes the river moves an obstacle out of the way. Other obstacles are harder and seemingly immobile, but the river just moves around it, flowing on. Notwithstanding the turbulences of our lives, God “will extend peace…like a river” (Isaiah 66:12). The song selections for Ramos 2023 describe the source of peace, acknowledge trials, celebrate that with God, all things are possible (Mark 10:27), and encourage us to reach out with love one towards another. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

It Is Well With My Soul, arr. Harrington 

Peace Like a River, arr. Ronald Staheli

Ubi Caritas, Ola Gjeilo 

Consider the Lilies, arr. A. Scott 

Lost In the Stars, arr. Haegar 

Prayer of the Children, Kurt Bestor 

God So Loved the World, Bob Chilcott

Children’s Hymn, arr. Workman 

If Ye Love Me, Thomas Tallis 

Because I Have Been Give Much, arr. Furch 

How Can I Keep From Singing, arr. Staheli

Tribute to World Peace, Giallambardo


Programa / Programme

Audições para Participantes Individuais (enviar mail para info@voxlaci.com)

Ensaios / Rehearsals

  • Information in English / Informações em Português / Informaciones in Español
    Rehearsals / Ensaios
    Sunday / Domingo | 3 de Abril 18h-20h Male Voices / 20h-22h Womens Voices

Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday  | 4,5,6 April 20h30-23h

Thursday / Quinta FREE NIGHT

3 Concertos / Concerts (Venues do be announce soon)

Friday | 8th April 21h | 
Saturday | 9 April 21h |
Palm Sunday  | 10th April 21h

Facebook Event 

RAMOS 2022

Of Love, Life and Spirit

Love, Life and Spirit. They all have different faces, different facets and we all interpret them differently.
But the truth is, that we are all looking for the same thing. The deep connection with each other, with nature, with ourselves.
We present you different aspects of Love, Life and Spirit in these different facets of choral music – from Renaissance to Romantic to Folklore and contemporary music of the 21st century. We will lead you through these diverse aspects, musically and spiritually. Come on this exciting and intimate journey with us.

Order of the program:


Wach auf meins Herzens schöne – Arr. Ralph Hoffmann
Ned i vester – Arr. Grete Pedersen
Gjendines bådnlåt – Arr. Gunnar Eriksson
Suda balık – Arr. E. Tugcular

Die mit Tränen säen – H. Schütz
Crucifixus – A. Lotti
Exultate Deo – G. Palestrina

Os Justi – A. Bruckner
Traurug’ Scheiden – H. Koessler

Our father – N. Kedrov
Njest svjat – S. Mokranjac
Pomishljaju den strashni– A. Archangelsky

Salva me– J. Pamintuan
Libera me – L. Bardos

Programa / Programme

RAMOS 2021 (13+1, Grateful for the Past, Excited for the Future”


Order of the program (Note: every participant must have their scores digitally  Download Music

JESU MEINE FREUDE Johann Sebastian Bach (I Ramos 2005 Maestro WALTER BIALLY Germany)

THE LAMB John Taverner (II Ramos 2006 Maestro JOEL THOMAS Great Britain)

LAUDATE Knut Nystedt (III Ramos 2007 Maestro BRANCA POTOCNIK Slovenia)

PUHA Urmas Sisask (IV Ramos 2008 Maestro Frankie Wai China)

CRUX FIDELIS D.João IV King of Portugal (V Ramos 2009 Maestro Vicenzo Scarafile Italy)


NOTRE PÈRE Maurice Duruflé (VII Ramos 2011 Maestro JEAN-MARIE PUISSANT France)

ELI, ELI! Gyorgy Deak Bardos (VIII Ramos 2012 Maestro MARTA JACUBIEC Poland)

AVE VERUM Saint-Saens (IX Ramos 2013 Maestro RAIMON ROMANI Spain)

LACRYMOSA Calixto Alvarez (X Ramos 2014 Maestro VIRGINIA BONO Argentina)

SVIATII BOZHE Dobri Hristov (XI Ramos 2017 Maestro IVAN MOODY England/Portugal)

THE PALMS N.2 UNA PALMERA Eric Banks (XII Ramos 2017 Maestro ERIC BANKS USA)

DOMINGO DE RAMOS N.2 OMNES GENTES Danilo Guanais (XIII Ramos 2019 Maestro VLADIMIR SILVA Brasil)

LIBERA ME Bárdos Lajos (XV Ramos 2022 Maestro DONKA MITEVA Bulgaria/Germany)

Programa / Programme

Audições para Participantes Individuais (enviar mail para info@voxlaci.com)

Ensaios / Rehearsals

  • 3 Ensaios com maestro Convidado Vladimir Silva

– 8-10Abril / April , Segunda-Quarta / Monday-Wednesday 20h-23h

  • 3 Concertos / Concerts :

Sexta | 12 Abril 21h | Igreja Santa Maria ÓBIDOS

Sábado | 13 Abril 21h | Sé de BEJA

Domingo | 14 de Abril 16h | Igreja Santa Catarina, LISBOA

Facebook Event https: https://www.facebook.com/events/2159578524280364/

Eric Banks

-23 Março / March , SEXTA / FRIDAY 21H30 CASCAIS, (local to be announced) 10€
Padrinho:a anunciar
-24 Março / March , SÁBADO / SATURDAY 16H (local to be announced)
Padrinho: a anunciar
– 25 Março / March SUNDAY / Domingo de Ramos 16H LISBOA (local to be announced)  10€
Padrinho: a anunciar

In his concert-length choral cycle setting verses by an international roster of poets, American composer and conductor Eric Banks will examine the myriad symbols – fertility and freedom, royalty and romance, singularity and strength, honesty and exile – that we have assigned to the palm in various countries of the world and through the eras of human history. The verses of As palmeiras [The palms] find their origins in Hawai’I, the Philippines, India, Turkey, Syria, Algeria, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Brazil, and will be sung in at least eight languages (Arabic, Bengali, English, Filipino, French, German, Portuguese, and Turkish).

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1025401950894162/


– 7 Abril / April, SEXTA / FRIDAY 21H30 CASCAIS, St.Paul´s Church 10€
Padrinho:a anunciar
– 8 Abril / April, SÁBADO / SATURDAY 16H BATALHA, Mosteiro da Batalha (Entrada LIvre com Apoio do Mosteiro da Batalha)
Padrinho: a anunciar
– 9 Abril / April, SUNDAY / Domingo de Ramos 16H LISBOA, Museu Nacional de Arqueologia,Belém 10€
Padrinho: a anunciar

Repertório Download Scores https://we.tl/EtnjTIWR57 (valid until 31st March)
Ioan Chirescu (1889-1990) Sfinte Dumnezeule
Ivan Moody (n.1964) Thy Fatherly Embrace
Stevan Mokranjac (1856-1914) Hino dos Querubins
Ivan Moody Troparion of Kassiani
Ivan Moody Behold the Bridegroom
Dobri Hristov (1875-1941) Svyaty Bozhe
Ivan Moody Vecheri Tvoeya
Ivan Moody He Who clothed Himself
Ivan Moody Exaposteilarion of Pascha
Piotr Tchaikovski (1840-1893) Nyne sili

Este programa traz ao público português obras do rito bizantino, ou seja, segundo o uso litúrgico da Igreja Ortodoxa, com uma especial concentração na Semana Santa e na Páscoa. Intercalados com obras de Ivan Moody, compositor e presbítero ortodoxo residente em Portugal, são obras por compositores de países de tradição ortodoxa – a Roménia, a Sérvia e a Rússia.

As obras do romeno Ion Chirescu e do sérvio Stevan Hristić são versões do mesmo texto, “Santo Deus, Santo Forte, Santo Imortal, tem piedede de nós”, um breve hino utilizado em todas as cerimónias ortodoxas, mas com mais elaboração musical na Divina Liturgia (ou seja, a Eucaristia). O Hino dos Querubins de Stevan Mokranjac, o impulsionador da escola moderna de composição no seu país natal, também se canta duranta a Divina Liturgia, um momento muito solene com uma procissão durante a qual o pão e o vinho são trazidos para o altar pelo celebrante para serem consagrados. Tchaikovski, embora célebre, é menos conhecido como compositor de música sacra do que devia ser. Nyne sili, que substitui o Hino dos Querubins na Liturgia dos Dons Préssantificados celebrada durante a Quaresma, mostra a sua poderosa destreza no domínio coral.

A obras de Ivan Moody vão desde a penitência associada com a Quaresma (Thy Fatherly Embrace) e a Semana Santa (Troparion of Kassiani) até a antecipação da chegada de Cristo o Noivo (Behold the Bridegroom), o hino da Quinta-Feira Santa (Vecheri Toveya) e a contemplação da Crucificação em He Who clothed Himself e a alegria espantada da Ressurreição no Exaposteilarion pascal.

Virginia Bono studied and received her diploma in Choral Conducting at the Instituto Superior de Música de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina. She did her postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition she had studied with renowned maestros such as A. Russo, N. Andrenacci, C. Lopez Puccio, E. Ericson, H. Rilling, W. Schäfer, W. Pfaff, F. Bernius, S. Halsey, A. Thomas, M. Guinand among others. Mrs. Bono was invited to conduct concerts as well as to provide technical, vocal and musical preparation with various choirs throughout Argentina, Germany and Austria. Mrs. Bono also gave herself master classes, courses and preparatory workshops in Argentina, Germany, and France. She was in charge of preparing various choirs taking part in master classes by world renowned conductors and professors.

With her choirs she participated in various international competitions winning awards and distinctions. She herself won the 3rd price at the International Competition for Choral Conductors, Bologna, Italy, in 2003. In 2000 she won the “Best Conductor” price at the AAMCANT Competition for Folk and Popular Music.

The International Guest Conductor will be accommodate by http://www.rivierahotel.pt

Data / Date: 23th-26th March 2013

Maestro convidado / Guest conductor: Raimon Romaní

24 Março,Domingo de Ramos_Igreja São Roque_16h Padrinho:Henrique Monteiro

25 Março, Segunda_Basílica de Mafra_21h30 Padrinho: Rui Vieira Nery

26 Março,Terça_Igreja de Cascais_21h30 Padrinho: João Gil

Repertório / Repertoire : http://www.facebook.com/events/246504278816632/

Felice Anerio (1560-1630)

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Jacob Handl “Gallus” (1550-1591)

Quirino Gasparini (1721-1778)

Michael Haydn (1737-1806)

Carl Loewe (1796-1869)

Ferran Sor (1778-1839)

Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Jouzas Naujalis (1869-1934)

Vic Nees (1936-)

Raimon Romaní (1974-)

Christus factus est

Verily, verily I say unto you

Ecce quomodo moritur

Adoramus te Christe

Tenebrae factae sunt

Salvum fac regem

O crux ave spes unica

Ave verum

Salve Regina, op. 107, n. 4

In monte oliveti

De profundis clamavi

Ave Maria













Raimon Romaní (Barcelona, 1974) holds a degree in Composition, as well as a degree in Orchestra Conducting. He teaches harmony, musical analysis, wind ensembles and choral singing at Victòria dels Àngels Municipal School of Music and Conservatory in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Catalonia). He has been conducting choirs since 1994. Currently he is the conductor of the Coral Nova Ègara, the Choir of the Conservatory of Sant Cugat del Vallès, the Young Choir of EMMVA (mixed voices section), the Young Choir of Fusió and the Choir of the School of Biology of the University of Barcelona.

As a composer, the following symphony and choral pieces are worth highlighting: La llegenda de Sant Jordi, Magnificat; as well as the choral works Ave Maria and Cançons de Ciutat. More recently, he has composed the hymn Veni, creator spiritus and Pastors a Betlem.

Raimon Romaní (Barcelona, 1974) és titulat en Composició pels Conservatoris Professionals de Música de Terrassa i Badalona i en Direcció d’Orquestra per l’ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya). Els seus professors han estat, entre altres, Salvador Brotons (direcció), Pere Casas (harmonia i contrapunt), Miquel Roger i Josep Soler (composició).

S’inicia en la direcció coral de la mà de Manuel Cabero i amplia coneixements als cursos de la FCEC i als Internacionals de Lleida amb Pierre Cao, Mireia Barrera, Josep Vila i Lluís Vila, i a les Acadèmies d’Europa Cantat a Mannheim, Fano i Barcelona amb els mestres Georg Grün, Hermia Schlichtmann i Gary Graden.

Com a instrumentista de trompa (Grau Professional), participa a la JOSC, dirigida per Josep Pons, a l’Orquestra de Sant Cugat dirigida per Josep Ferré i a l’Orquestra ACEM dirigida per Ernest Martínez-Izquierdo.

Ha dirigit l’Orquestra de Cambra del Garraf i ha estat director assistent de l’Orquestra de Joves Intèrprets dels Països Catalans. Ha interpretat la cantata infantil Giraviu, de Carlinhos Pitera i Bernat Romaní, dirigint un cor infantil format per centenars de veus a l’Auditori-Palau de Congressos de Girona, i també, en edicions posteriors, com ara a Atrium Viladecans i al Teatre-Auditori de Sant Cugat.

És professor d’Harmonia, Anàlisi musical, Conjunts instrumentals i Cant Coral a l’Escola Municipal de Música Victòria dels Àngels de Sant Cugat del Vallès. També exerceix com a professor a altres institucions pedagògiques de Sant Cugat, com ara Fusió Escola de Música i Dansa i Europa International School. Ha impartit classes de història i anàlisi de la música religiosa a l’ISCREB (Barcelona).

Dirigeix corals des de 1994. Amb el Cor Xàldiga de la Facultat de Geologia de la UB realitzà concerts a Coimbra (Portugal) i a Valladolid. Continuà amb la Coral de la Facultat de Matemàtiques de la UB, la Coral de l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès de la UPC, el Cor Trobada, l’Orfeó de les Corts i l’Orfeó Martinenc. Actualment, des del 2003, és director de la Coral de la Facultat de Biologia de la Universitat de Barcelona.

Com a compositor, destaquen les obres simfònicocorals La llegenda de Sant Jordi, interpretada, entre altres, a la Setmana Medieval de Montblanc 2006; Magnificat, estrenat a Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Alemanya, amb els conjunts de l’Escola de Música Victòria dels Àngels i el Junges Ensemble Leonhardschöre (directora: Michaela Frind) (2009); i les obres corals Ave Maria (editada per la FCEC) i Cançons de Ciutat, amb text de Bernat Romaní (editada per CLIVIS). Més recentment, destaquen l’himne Veni, creator spiritus (2009) i Pastors a Betlem, cantata encarregada per la Camerata Sant Cugat, dirigida per Xavier Baulies, amb text de Jacint Verdaguer, interpretada a la basílica de Tremp i al Teatre-Auditori de Sant Cugat.el Nadal de 2010,

Ha rebut encàrrecs de l’Orquestra Simfònica de Sant Cugat per orquestrar Les cançons de les joguines de Francesc Burrull i Josep M. Espinàs, així com d’algunes cançons tradicionals. També ha realitzat la instrumentació de concert de la cantata Giraviu. Ha fet innombrables arranjaments d’obres de diferents estils per tal d’adaptar-les a les possibilitats dels conjunts instrumentals de l’Escola Municipal de Música Victòria dels Àngels de Sant Cugat del Vallès, dins del treball habitual com a professor d’aquesta escola

Marta Jakubiec


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut cervus

Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki: Missa Paschalis

(Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei)

Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est

Charles Gounod: Ave verum

Henk Badings: Misssa brevis (Benedictus)

Lajos Bárdos: Libera me

György Orbán: Ave verum

György Deák-Bárdos: Eli Eli

Kurt Bikkembergs: Motetti Sanctorum (Qui manducat carnem meam, Sacerdotes Dei, benedicite Dominum)

Maestrina Convidada:

Marta Jakubiec, Poland

A graduate both of the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music (2000) and the Warsaw School of Economics (1998) Marta Jakubiec is a Polish choir conduct

or and economist. She broadened her knowledge on courses led by outstanding conductors: Peter Erdei, Uwe Gronostay, Gary Graden and Jon Washburn. During her professional career she has gained vast experience by conducting choral projects both with professional and amateur choirs (the BBC Singers, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Debrecen Chamber Choir

Marta Jakubiec was a finalist of the competition for conductors organized by the BBC Singers in London (2003) and of the Mariele Ventre Competition in Bologna (2003 and 2007). In 2006 she received the prize for the best conductor at the 2nd Warsaw International Choir Festival.amongst others).

In 2004 she led a workshop devoted to European choral music in the festival GAUDEAMUS in Caracas, Venezuela.

From 2001-2008 Marta Jakubiec was one of the two conductors of the studentsÙ choir at the Warsaw School of Economics. She also gave lectures for students of economics entitled Classical music as a tool for mastering analytical skills.

In 2008 Marta Jakubiec moved to Brussels where she now conducts the Belgian mixed choir, Choeur de la Vallée and the Estonian Choir Beene. She has also been instrumental in founding an international female singing group VOCAL EASE. As a result of her recent interest in baroque music she started studying the harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels in 2011.




Adoro-te Mel Bonis

Missa Dolce (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Ave Verum) Philippe Mazé

Jesu, Dulcis Memoria Pierre Villette

Ubi Caritas Maurice Duruflé

Tota Pulchra es Maurice Duruflé

Tu es Petrus Maurice Duruflé

Tantum Ergo Maurice Duruflé

O Proles Francis Poulenc

Ave Maria Francis Poulenc

Ave Verum Corpus Francis Poulenc

O Quam Amabilis es Pierre Villette

Salve Regina Francis Poulenc

Notre Pére Maurice Duruflé

Maestro Convidado:

JEAN-MARIE PUISSANT , France, Parallel to his career as a singer which led to occur und
er the direction of Herreweghe, Christie, Corboz, Boulez, Barenboim, Gardiner, Cao, Piquemal, Nagano, Bertini, Verrot, Cambrelaing, etc.… Jean-Marie Puissant has been studying choirs and orchestra conducting with Ericson, Werner, Hügler, Rouits Karabtchewsky in France, Switzerland, Hungary and Italy. He is Music Director of the Choeur Nicolas de Grigny, the Variatio Choir, the Quatuor Féminin de Paris and the Choeur National des Jeunes (ACJ), he joined the chorus of the University Sorbonne Nouvelle, and provides musical conducting for the college choirs’ Essonne. William Christie’s assistant in 1995, it covers the preparation of the Arts Florissants chorus for a series of concerts devoted to works by Mozart. Several orchestras have worked under his conducting : the Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France, Hungary Savaria of Symphonia, Philharmonie de Lorraine, the Orchestre de Paris-Sorbonne, Orchestre Lamoureux, the Orchestre du Grand Theatre de Reims, as well as the Quatuor Parisii, the Quatuor Arpeggione, and the soloists Francoise Pollet, Nora Gubisch, Christiane Legrand, Mark Foster, Dominique Visse, etc.… He conducted the great works of the repertoire: “Carmen” by Bizet, Gounod’s “Faust, musicals Berstein, Joubert, or Gershwin, as well as the sacred repertoire from baroque to contemporary Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Lully, Charpentier, Purcell, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Rossini, Dvorak, Faure, Durufle, Verdi, Poulenc, Penderecki, Schnittke etc…Invited by the Grand Théâtre de Reims, Jean-Marie Puissant led the “Schöpfung” by Haydn “La Voleuse de Nuit” contemporary opera of Dandin, “Suites Concertantes” by Stravinsky, as well as several concerts devoted to Prokofiev’s “Alexander Nevsky”, “Peter and the Wolf”,”Piano Concerto No.1″,”Suite de l’Amour des Trois Oranges” and the music for the film “Ivan the Terrible”. Many festivals regularly invited him to perform with the choir Nicolas de Grigny: Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Musique Sacrée de Paris, Cathedrales en Picardie, Voix de Fêtes of Rouen Festival, the Festival de La Chaise Dieu, Choralies, etc … He conducted an international women choir at several concerts in Israel and Slovenia, and represented France, during a tour of 7 concerts in China with the National Youth Choir (ACJ). Since 1996, he prepares and conducts a dozen concerts a year involving more than 2000 teens, supervised by professional soloists and musicians. Directories interpreted: Mozart, Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, Bizet, Gershwin, but also musicals Joubert, Goret, Bernstein and Gershwin. Several concerts were recorded under his direction (CD, DVD, Radio) and broadcast in full on various television channels.

David McConnell


A Journey to Holy Week
Music tracing the life and death of Christ and the peace and hope found in faith
Anxious anticipation of Christ’s birth
Thou shalt know him when he comes – Mark Sirett
The wonder of Christ’s nativity
Lux aurumque – Eric Whitacre
The Baptism of Christ
Upon your heart – Eleanor Daley
Christ call his disciples
I believe this is Jesus – Spiritual, arr. Undine Smith Moore
Christ preaches and heals
Ich bin die Auferstehung (I am the Resurrection) – Gallus Dressler
You are the peace of all things calm – Alan Smith
I would see Jesus from “The Sacred Harp” – arr. Martha Shaffer
O for a thousand tongues to sing – Richard DeLong
Christ’s final week
Wilt thou forgive – Mark G. Sirett
Ubi caritas – Ola Gjeilo
My soul is exceeding sorrowful – Eleanor Daley
A Litany – Sir William ouWalton
The Peace that Christ brings
Da pacem Domine – Arvo Part
We shall walk through the valley in peace – Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan

Maestro Convidado:

David Mc Connell , USA, as Minister of Music at Immanuel, Dr. McConnell plays for weekly liturgies, conducts the Senior Choir, and oversees the training and rehearsing of six other choirs. The Senior Choir regularly performs major works, and in the last few years has performed Haydn’s The Creation, Requiems by Mozart, Rutter and Faure, the first and third part of Handel’s Messiah and the first cantata of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Dr. McConnell is on the faculty of Penn State University -Berks Campus, where he teaches Introduction to Western Music, World Music and conducts the choir. He is also Choir Director at Lehigh Carbon Community College, which he started in February 2005. The choir currently numbers around 60 members and is made up of current students and faculty, alumni and members of the community. Dr. McConnell received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in December 2002. At Cincinnati his teachers included Earl Rivers, John Leman, Richard Westenberg, Fiora Contino, and Vance George. A native of Philadelphia, Dr. McConnell also holds degrees from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and Temple University in Philadelphia. He has attended the prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians in Hancock, Maine, the South Carolina Conductor’s Institute in Columbia, South Carolina, and The Conductors Institute at Bard College. Dr. McConnell’s dissertation at Cincinnati examined and compared the six published completions of the Mozart Requiem. His thesis was submitted by the choral faculty at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to contend for the Julius Herford Prize, a prestigious award for excellent scholarship and analysis in a thesis or dissertation. In addition, he has presented papers on completions of the Mozart Requiem at the national American Choral Directors Association in San Antonio, Texas, the College Music Society Northeast Chapter Conference in Lewiston, Maine, and a concert by the Central City Chorus in New York City.




Alta Trinita Beata Anonymous XV Cent. Italy
Pueri Hebraerum Gregorian Chant
Hosanna Filio David Gregorian Chant
Messa a 4 voci(Kyrie,Gloria,Sanctus,Agnus dei) W.Byrd
Ave Verum Corpus W.Byrd
Amicus Meus O.di Lasso
Unus ex discipulis meis O.di Lasso
Tenebrae Facte sunt O.di Lasso
Tristis est anima mea J. Kuhnau
O vos omnes C. Gesualdo
Eli, Eli! G. Deákbárdos
O Crux Fidelis King John IV of Portugal
Adoramus Te C. Monteverdi
Cantate Domino C. Monteverdi
Justorum animae C.Stanford
God so loved the world J.Stainer
Ave Maria J.Firmino
Ave Maris Stella E.Grieg
O sacrum Convivium Molfino

Maestro Convidado:

Vincenzo Scarafile, ITALIA, was born in Puglia, South Italy, in 1980. He studied Violin, Composition, Choral Conducting and Renaissance Poliphony in Monopoli (Ba), Perugia and Lecce Conservatoires of Music. He has been the conductor of the children’s choir Cantintondo and of the Vocal Ensemble Concordia Discors in Puglia, where he also taught choral singing to children and adults in many schools and associations. In 2001 he joined the famous Ars Cantica Choir in Milano, conducted by his teacher Maestro Marco Berrini, performing in the most important music festival of Italy and with whom he won the Guido d’Arezzo International Choral Competition in 2003. In 2005 he moved to England where he has been working as professional counter tenor in the Cathedral Choir of Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire. Actually he is employed as Alto Lay Clerk at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, singing at seven services per week during term time, as well as giving concerts, broadcasts and touring.


Wai Kar Yan


Gloria, laus et honor Gregorian Chant
Ubi Caritas Ola Gjeilo
Sanctus Urmas Sisask
Agnus Dei Georges Bizet Arr. A.H. Ryder
By the Waters of Babylon P.Palestrina Arr.Herbert G. Smith
God so loved the world John Stainer
Vi-J’huda Leolam Teshev Josef Jacobsen Joel 4:20
Jerusalem of Gold Naomy Shemer Arr. Gil Aldema
Ingrediente Domino George Malcolm
茉莉花 (Jasmine) 江蘇民歌 (Jian Su Folk Song)
牧歌 (Shepherd Song) 蒙古族民歌 (Mongolian Folk Song)
Surrexit Christus S. Scheidt
Psalm 114 Edward C. Bairstow
Hosanna in the Highest 18th century Arr.Patrick Chiu
There’s a Great Day John A. Ray/Susan N.Callaway

Maestro Convidado:

Frankie Wai Kar Yan , HONG KONG, studied at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and earned his bachelor and master degree of Arts in Music. The conductor of the Chamber Boys since 1998, Wai has traveled with The Hong Kong Children’s Choir to Canada, France, Italy, Vienna, Denmark, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. He was appointed conductor of the Chamber Choir in 2002, which toured Norway as a guest choir of the 25th International Society of Music Education. In 1998 he sang with the Hong Kong Oratorio Society at the 18th Zimriya Choral Festival held in Israel. Wai was awarded The Hong Kong Children’s Choir music education scholarship in 2004 to participate in the International Study Tour for choral conductors, Estonia. In 2005, he was invited by the Kota Kinabalu Symphony Orchestra as the guest conductor of the New Year Concert at Sabah, Malaysia. Wai further his studies on conducting at master classes Kurt Thomas Cursus, the Netherlands and Eric Ericson, Sweden in 2006. In 2007, his paper Estonia the Nation of Song and Choral Work Looduspildid by Veljo Tormis has been selected for presentation at The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VI, Canada.

Branca Potocnik



HAGIOS O THEOS Damijan Mocnik
LAUDATE Knut Nystedt
LIBERA ME Bardos Lajos
OREMUS Urmas Sisask
VENI CREATOR Claude Versher

Maestrina Convidada: Branca Potocnik Krajjnik (nascida em 1971) , ESLOVENIA, tem trabalho com coros desde os seus 15 anos. Depois de licenciar-se na Academia de Música da Universidade de Ljubljana, começou a trabalhar como educadora musical em escolas primárias, onde conseguiu atingir êxito com o coro juvenil – tanto a nível nacional como internacional. Em 1990 fundou o coro de câmara Profundis. Desde então, o coro tem sido alvo de grande sucesso internacional, ganhando vários prémios e conseguindo manter a reputação de ser um dos mais célebres coros Eslovenos. Actualmente, trabalha como conferencista sobre técnica vocal, canto coral e direcção coral na Faculdade de Educação da Universidade de Ljubljana. Vista como um elemento valioso da sociedade coral, dá também palestras em seminários para educadores musicais ou directores corais. Ao mesmo tempo, tem estado activa nos quadros dos comissários ou como membro do júri especializado em críticas musicais e competições.

Joel Thomas


If ye love me Tallis
Hear the Voice and Prayer Tallis
Hosanna to the Son of David Arthur Hutchings(1906-1989)
Hosianna dem Sohne Davids Bartholomäus Gesius(c.1560-1613)
Holy is the true Light William H.Harris(1883-1973)
Ingrediente Domino George Malcolm (1917-1998)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria T.Luis de Victoria(1548-1611)
Pueri Hebraeorum T.Luis de Victoria(1548-1611)
Canon do Livre Vermert de Montserrat
The lamb John Tavener
O gladsome light, O grace Louis Bourgeois (1510-1561)
Locus iste Anton Bruckner(1824-1896)
O Lord, my God, to thee Jacques Arcadelt (c.1510-1568)
Friendship song Canon Checo Arr.Doreen Rao
God be in my head John Rutter(b.1945)
Maestro Convidado:

Joel Thomas (England)

Estudou no Royal Northern College of Music, Inglaterra. Durante este tempo foi concedido o título de Director Musical do Ano pelo “Manchester Music Awards’” pelo seu trabalho de direcção de ópera  na cidade. Continuou seus estudos em Colónia, na Alemanha e trabalha como maestro profissional em Inglaterra. É Maestro de a oito coros, trabalha como o maestro e tutor na Faculty at the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts, Londres, e é um membro de comité da Associação de Directores Corais Britânicos.

Walter Bially


ANTÓNIO CARREIRA Segundo Tento a Quatro em Sol
KNUT NYSTEDT (JO 14,27) Peace I leave with you
MAURICE DURUFLÉ (op. 10, 1-3)
Ubi caritas
Tota Pulchra es Maria
Tu es Petrus
LOUIS-NICOLAS CLÉRAMBAULT Trio de Suite de Premier Ton
ANTÓNIO CARREIRA Sexti Toni Fantasia a Quatro
Tradicional Arr.Thomas Moore An Irish Blessing
Maestro convidado:

Walter Bially (Germany)

Nascido em Nürnberg em 1958, estudou música , teologia e a educação em Frankfurt / Main e Berlin. Durante seus estudos concentrou-se cada vez mais em direção, em especial direção coral. Master courses com Eric Ericson, John Eliot Gardiner a. o. terminaram seu estudos. Com 18 anos fundou seu primeiro coro de câmara. Desde então tem trabalhado com diferentes ensembles vocais e instrumentais . Desde 1999 é professor e maestro coral no Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium, uma escola superior de música em Hamburgo, onde funde em 2000 o Albert-Schweitzer-Kammerchor, um coro de câmara com repertório a cappella e oratório do século XVI até ao XX. Um foco principal no repertório é música de J. S. Bach.

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