The University Choir of the Balearic Islands
The Coral Universitat de les Illes Balears (University Choir of the Balearic Islands), which celebrated its 30th anniversary two years ago, has become an important referent in the music of the Balearic Islands. Established in 1977 by conductor Joan Company, along with students and teachers, the Choir was founded on three basic pillars of training, research, and performance. They have performed in the major theaters and auditoriums of Spain and toured extensively throughout Europe. With the discipline and commitment of hundreds of singers, the Choir has been able to attain a repertoire of more than six hundred works spanning the history of choral literature, from Gregorian chant to contemporary music, including works by composers of the Balearic Islands, a cappella music of all periods, and major works of the symphonic choral repertoire, including: Bach’s Saint John Passion and Saint Matthew Passion; Händel’s Messiah; Haydn’s The Creation; Dvorak and Rossini’s Stabat Mater; Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang and Die Walpurgisnacht; Falla’s Atlántida; Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible; the requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, Fauré, and Duruflé; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony; Mahler’s Second Symphony, and masses of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, and Bruckner. The Choir has performed with many renowned conductors and singers, including: Edmon Colomer; Franz P.