Thursday, July 26th 2012
• Serbia, Venezuela, China and Colombia filled with exotic coral and quality evening
Torrevieja. 26/07/2012. The 58th International Contest of Habanera and Polyphony of Torrevieja continued on Wednesday night with the choral competition phase. Four choirs from three continents, Europe, America and Asia, climbed to the soundboard of the Eras de la Sal, one of the most multicultural evenings of this edition.
Opened the evening the choir Svetozar Markovic, from Novi Sad in Serbia, led by Bozidar Crnjanski. Then competed Cantoría "Jose Antonio Anzoategui" Dairy (Venezuela), Miguel Prado Villafranca ahead. After the break it was the turn of the choir Wenquin of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou (China) who were led by Yang Baolin. The evening closed with the participation of the Choir of the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga (Colombia), under the direction of Juan Manuel Hernández-Morales.
On behalf of the Technical Commission, Jose Francisco Sanchez highlighted how it continues to grow the level of the participating choirs, and the different nuances in the art can appreciate coral as the place of origin.
In the evening yesterday, among others, was the Deputy Provincial Tourism and deputy mayor, Joaquín Albaladejo, who congratulated the Board Habaneras by the extraordinary development of this edition of the competition, which he described as "heritage of all torrevejenses "and that since the government team" will defend beyond the economic situation. " Albaladejo also referred to the "generosity of Torrevieja" when "give its tourist appeal" to set the nights on the Costa Blanca Habaneras. Finally, the government team spokesman, when asked by reporters, he referred to the proposal of the municipal group of Torrevieja Popular Alternative for the first prize of polyphony be renamed "Ricardo Lafuente" of what he said he " I do not get to evaluate a proposal that may cause unnecessary controversy in the big week of Torrevieja, as is a proposal that does not even at the time or the right way. The figure of the maestro Ricardo Lafuente must be outside the political debate, like the competition. "
Also last night visited the Eras de la Sal President International Choral Festival Isla Margarita (Venezuela), Julio Villarroel Quijada, who highlighted the notoriety of the Contest of Torrevieja in the choral world, being a benchmark in the genre of Havana. Similarly, Emilio Sagi Alvarez-Rayon, director of the Teatro Real de Bilbao, said he was delighted with the uniqueness of the Fair and commended the efforts of the choir to sing in Spanish, although many come from different places.
The program tonight:
On Wednesday evening will take part again in four choirs competition. They are:
- Cantabile Choir Cultural Association of Alicante - SPAIN
- Chamber Choir of Merida VENEZUELA
- Swedbank choir of LATVIA
- Choir Yonsei University SOUTH KOREA