Aequalis Foundation and CICCAG assisted by IFCM will join the celebration of World Choral Day,which is Alberto Grau’s initiative when he was Vice President for Latin America in the IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music). A choir of people from all over the globe, thanks to technology, will sing, “Nada te turbe”, winner work of VoxPopuli category (Audience award, written by Carlos Cordero).
A virtual choir is formed by videos sent by individual singers who record themselves while singing their correspondent section of a selected choral work. The selected material is combined to create an audiovisual final product.
We are looking for individual singers representing all continents who can participate by submitting their own recordings for the first (I) and/or last part (III) of the song.
We are also looking for choirs exclusively from Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Turkey and United Kingdom, to participate singing the middle section (part II). These are the countries that had the biggest losses during World War I so that this action shall become a reminder of what we can do together for beauty and not for destruction.
The deadline for submitting their recordings is October 19th, 2018. The choirs for the middle part will be appointed and selected by IFCM .
The final audiovisual product, VoxPopuli Virtual Choir, to be made from all individual and choral recordings will be presented on December 7th (MegaSala Digital Movistar-Caracas) and globally spread through social media and websites.
On the 100th Anniversary of the official end of World War I, join us to give a message of peace. Be part of the power of choral singing to create concord in the world.
Nada Te Turbe “Complete Work”
Ana María Raga, VoxPopuli Virtual Choir’s Conductor
Founder President of Aequalis Foundation, she is a Venezuelan choral conductor, pianist, and lecturer with published compositions by Hinshaw Music and A Coeur Joie. She has been invited as a clinician, workshop leader and adjudicator to many countries in North/South America, Europe and Asia and has also been guest conductor of prestigious groups such as the Hungarian Radio Children’s Choir and the World Youth Choir (2009), among others. Raga has been awarded as choral conductor, composer and pianist in Venezuela, Hungary and the United States. As a Teacher trainer, she is member of the “Música para Crecer” Program (CAF Development Bank of Latin America), Professor of Choral Conducting at the UNEARTE (University of the Arts) and Professor of Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the USB (Simon Bolivar University). Inaddition to her educational interests, she is Artistic Director of Aequalis Aurea, ArsPraxis and the Choral Project of Humboldt School. She was Associate Conductor of the Schola Cantorum of Venezuela for more than 20 years. She has been adjudicator in prestigious international choral competitions and has been member of the Artistic Committee for the 11th World Simposium on Choral Music (2017) in Barcelona, Spain.