Corearte Colloquium

Singing in community

From 9  to 11 December 2020 in Montevideo  – Uruguay

Corearte International Festival, within the framework of the International Choir Festival “Corearte Río de la Plata”, is organizing a colloquium with professionals of the choral community and friends of our organization. The colloquium is open to teachers, singers, instrumentalists, and musicians in general.

These sessions will take place in the city of Montevideo from 9 to 11 December 2020.

In this colloquium, the speakers will discuss different aspects of choral conducting, such as rehearsal techniques, the approach to vocal technique, choosing repertoires, the importance of choral singing in education, the socializing function of choirs and the new challenges proposed by the permanent production of arrangements and compositions.

Practical information

Dates of the Colloquium

From 9 to 11 December  2020 in Montevideo – Uruguay


We find it very enriching when choirs, teachers, and musicians in general come together and make our activities a reality.

With the organization of these sessions we want to put at the center of the Festival’s agenda, the discussion and exchange of viewpoints and knowledge by recognized teachers in the international scene and friends of Corearte.

Cristina García Banegas – Uruguay

Pablo Trindade – Uruguay / Brazil

Francisco Simaldoni – Uruguay

Néstor Andrenacci – Argentina

Cecilia Espinosa – Colombia

Josep Prats  – Spain


  • To offer a space of exchange, approach and knowledge between singers, vocal trainers, conductors, instrumentalists, and musicians in general.
  • To strengthen the knowledge of participants in different areas through the conversations with the invited teachers.
  • To reflect on choral activity in the coming years.
  • To emphasize the importance of children’s choirs as another tool of education.
  • To prioritize the senior citizens’ choirs as spaces of artistic realization, socialization, learning, relationship with the community and improvement of the singers’ quality of life.
  • To emphasize the function of choral festivals as spaces of social interaction, musical training, gathering of ideas and knowledge, exposure, and promotion of artistic quality.

 The activities of the Colloquium will take place in the city of Montevideo. The venue will be announced in the coming weeks.


Wednesday 9th of December

  • 9:00 a 9:30 · Registrations
  • 9:30 a 10:15

Opening – Speakers from the choral associations of Argentina and Uruguay,

Carlos Sesca from Corearte (Spain), Raul Montoro from ACORDELUR (Uruguay) and Esteban Conde from ADICORA (Argentina)

  • 10:30 a 11:30

The Latin American choral repertoire

Cristina García Banegas – Uruguay


  • 12:00 a 13:00

Relationship between Choral Music and Literature

Néstor Andrenacci – Argentina


  • 15:00 a 16:00

Choral singing and the elderly


  • 16:30 a 17:30

Choral Singing in Education

Josep Prats – Spain

 Thursday 10th December

 9:30 a 10:15

Choral singing and human rights

Francisco Simaldoni – Uruguay

  • 10:30 a 11:30

Conducting a choral symphonic work

Cecilia Espinosa – Colombia


  • 12:00 a 13:00

Arrangements, compositions, and multidisciplinary creations for choirs

Pablo Trindade – Uruguay

Friday 11th December

  • 09:30 a 11:30

Round table and debate

Perspectives of Choral Singing in the choirs of the new decade


  • 12:00 a 13:00

Closing of the colloquium

Prices and deadlines

Registration for ex-participants of Corearte                               20 U$S (twenty dollars)

Registration for ACORDELUR and ADICORA members:       30 U$S (thirty dollars)
(with 2020 dues up to date)

General registration                                                                        60 U$S (sixty dollars)

Deadline for registration is December 1st.

Produced by:

Corearte International Festival

Sponsored by:

Choral Association of Uruguay (ACORDELUR)

Association of Choir Directors of Argentina (ADICORA)

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