This season brings us the L’Auditori de Barcelona Choir, a new cornerstone of the extensive offer from L’Auditori, further enhancing the rich choral tradition of Catalonia. The Choir will allow us to stage first-rate symphonic-choral productions, in collaboration with other distinguished choirs in our musical ecosystem.
The new ensemble, conducted by Xavier Pastrana, is a professional choir that will participate in four concerts during the 2020-2021 season; three concerts with the OBC, and one a cappella concert. With the OBC it will perform two of the great works of the Catholic sacred repertoire, Mozart's Great Mass in C minor and Haydn's The Creation. We will also have a chance to hear The Plague, a mature work by Robert Gerhard, based on Albert Camus’ novel ‘La Peste’, and extremely relevant in the current context we are living in. For its part, the solo voice programme is set in the Barcelona of 1936, where the young Benjamin Britten is sitting amongst the audience at the opening ceremony of the 14th International Society for Contemporary Music Festival – which, thanks to Robert Gerhard’s influence, was held in Barcelona that year.