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With adaptations and protocols, Camerata choir and orchestra return to the stage

After a year and eight months apart, the Camerata Antiqua Choir from Curitiba returns to the stage next to the Orchestra, This weekend, for the Crossings concert, in the chapel Santa Maria. Camerata is a band maintained by the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba that has 40 musicians in full training.

to return, the place has undergone adaptations and changes that go beyond gel alcohol and the mandatory use of masks.

The stage of the Santa Maria Chapel, official headquarters of Camareta Antiqua de Curitiba, has been expanded by eight meters ahead, with the removal of four rows of seats, allowing distance between musicians during rehearsals and performances.

In addition to space adaptations, all musicians wear masks, even the choristers. The item will be "costume" also during public presentations.

Prevention measures for the Curitiba Camerata's return follow protocols practiced by national choral groups such as the São Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra, of the Municipal Theater of São Paulo and the Youth Choir of the State of São Paulo.

So close, so far

Although the Orchestra did some concerts during this period, the Choir hasn't been on stage since January 2020. The last performance was at the 37th Curitiba Music Workshop.

"After so long away, it's practically a new learning experience with new musical architecture, but at the same time this reunion is very good and special", says Janet Andrade, musical coordinator of the Curitiba Institute of Art and Culture, responsible for executing Curitiba Cultural Foundation projects.

crossings, the return concert

Conducted by Mara Campos, the Travessias concert takes place in person on Friday (24/9) it is Saturday (25/9) when it will also be broadcast live on Youtube Arte e Cultura ICAC and, simultaneously on the Digital Bandstand, 360º screen on the Public Promenade.

Crossings will feature solos by soprano Karolyne Liesenberg. Works by Jake Runestad will be performed (1986), Ola Gjeilo (1978) and Gustav Holst (1874-1934).

"In these difficult times and in the face of so many challenges that present themselves in life and art, we face choices to make, both daily and immediate and those that define or reveal paths that lead to learning and reinterpretation of the journey", says Mara Fields, conductor of the Camereta Antiqua Choir in Curitiba.

A peça The Bridge, part of the work Dreamweaver (The Weaver of Dreams), by composer Ola Gjeilo, stands out in the concert. The composition was recorded by the group in a video clip for the closing of the Semana de Singing Coral Henrique de Curitiba.

The great repercussion on social networks brought her to the repertoire of the in-person concert. There are currently two thousand views of the piece that can still be seen here (bit.ly/3EGVhvU).

The season 2021 is an achievement of the City Hall of Curitiba, The Cultural Foundation of Curitiba Curitiba Institute for art and culture (ICAC), Special Secretariat of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Volvo do Brasil and Positivo Soluções Didactics and cultural support from the Farinha Family.

Regency - Mara Campos (SP)
Soprano solo – Karolyne Liesenberg (SC/PR)
24 September, 20h Chapel Santa Maria Cultural Space – R. Counselor Laurindo, 273 - Center
25 September, 18h30 Capela Santa Maria Cultural Space – with live broadcast: bit.ly/3jHqmH9 and in the Digital Bandstand (President Carlos Cavalcanti Street, s / n - Centro)
Tickets: meuentrada.com.br or directly at the ticket office at Capela Santa Maria (Rua Laurindo Advisor, 273)

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