We are offering you a unique opportunity to be part of a symphonic experience singing in a 300-strong choir in a concert in the main hall at L’Auditori. The choir will be accompanied by the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra under the baton of our principal conductor, maestro Kazushi Ono.

The period to sign up is over. We will contact all applicants after 7 January to confirm whether they have been selected or not.


Preparation will begin in January and last for three months, during which time rehearsals will be held in L’Auditori until the week of the concerts, from 24 to 28 April 2018, when the choir will have the opportunity to work alongside the OBC musicians for two joint rehearsals before performing in the two final concerts in Hall 1 Pau Casals. The concerts will include well-known operatic and symphonic choral pieces.

Choir director Elisenda Carrasco and stage director Marc Rosich will work with the singers and coach a handful of presenters to bring some theatre to the concert.

Rehearsals last an hour and three quarters and will be held on an almost weekly basis at L’Auditori. To take part in the concerts you must be able to attend at least 8 of the 12 scheduled rehearsals.

The cost for participants is €25. L’Auditori will provide the musical scores for the concert, access to its facilities and a wealth of experience from the OBC team and musicians.

This project is part of a joint initiative involving several European orchestras with the aim of reaching new audiences and is supported and funded by the European Union through the European Orchestra Laboratory.


Rehearsal 1 Wednesday 24th January (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 2 Wednesday 31st January (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 3 Tuesday 6th February (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 4 Monday 19th February (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 5 Wednesday 28th February (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 6 Tuesday 7th March (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 7 Wednesday 14th March (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 8 Wednesday 21st March (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 9 Wednesday 4th April (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 10 Wednesday 11th April (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 11 Monday 16th April (from 7 to 9 pm)
Rehearsal 12 Tuesday 24th April (from 7 to 9 pm)

Wednesday 25th April
Warm up (from 6.30 to 7.30 pm)
Rehearsal with orchestra (from 8 to 11 pm)
Thursday 26th April
Warm up (from 7 to 7.30 pm)
Final rehearsal (from 8 to 11 pm)

Friday 27th April
Warm up (from 6.30 to 7 pm)
Concert (from 7.30 to 9.30 pm)
Saturday 28th April
Warm up (from 6.30 to 7 pm)
Concert (from 7.30 to 9.30 pm)

PROGRAMME (provisional)*

Overture (La forza del destino) - Giuseppe Verdi
Intermezzo (Manon Lescaut) - Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra + choir
Lacrimosa (Requiem) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hallelujah (Messiah) - Georg Friedrich Händel
Sanctus (Requiem) - Gabriel Fauré
Mazurca de las sombrillas (Luisa Fernanda) - Federico Moreno
Va, pensiero (Nabucco) - Giuseppe Verdi
Triumphal March (Aida) - Giuseppe Verdi
Noi siamo zingarelle (La Traviata) - Giuseppe Verdi
Soldiers chorus (Faust) - Charles Gounod
March and chorus of “Toreador” (Carmen, IV acte) - Georges Bizet
Final Choir (Alexander Nevsky) - Serge Prokofiev
O fortuna (Carmina Burana) - Carl Orff

*(This programme may be modified by L’Auditori)