12 December 2016 Music

Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra in Barcelona

Palau de la Musica Catalana

These Participative Concerts take their inspiration from an initiative staged in Spain by Fundación La Caixa de Espanha, which has held these concerts in Barcelona, and always with Handel’s Messiah, for the last two decades. At Gulbenkian Music, the first edition provided the opportunity to hear Carmina Burana by Carl Off, but the second year was already approaching this masterpiece of Baroque sacred music as is also the case with the third edition taking place this month. The concert, performed by the Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir in conjunction with its guest choir, is conducted by the maestro Victor Pablo Pérez, with the participation of Elisabeth Watts, Marta Infante, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and José Antonio López and takes place on 8 and 9 December in the Foundation’s Grand Auditorium. This same concert is then again performed by the Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir in the Palau de La Musica Catalana in Barcelona on 12 and 13 December. While the orchestra and choir remain the same, on this occasion they share the stage with the Participative Choir of Spain.