Cabildo de Tenerife, under its Tenerife 2030 strategy and through its Education service, opened the period to apply for the 2019-2020 course of Escuela Coral de Tenerife [Choir School]. After the success of the first two years, the course is being held again at Auditorio de Tenerife, which has made two new rooms available for this activity.

People who apply before 31 May will automatically join the initial workshops to take place next June. The course will then start after the summer. The groups encompass a wide range of ages so that all those interested in choral singing can join in: children’s choir, for ages 8 to 11; pre-juvenile, from 12 to 15 years old; young, from aged 16 to 26, and adult. The Coro Joven [Young Choir] is a new feature next year – this group is added to the pre-juvenile in order to train singer who may join Coro Juvenil of Auditorio de Tenerife. Enrolment is free of charge and it includes materials and classes – and you can enrol on the website www.tenerifeartesescé

The training is adapted to the different age groups and it includes choral singing, musical language, voice technique, body language and staging. The methodology has a hands-on approach and the teachers are specialised in singing, body percussion, expression and interpretation that complete comprehensive training, ensuring students make gradual progress in their choral performance technique.

Professionals like composer, organist and conductor Josu Elberdin; teacher and choral singing conductor Basilio Astulez; singer, author, composer and interpreter Vanina Fernández; and conductor and composer specialising in performance Pedro Teixeira, took part in the course and through special sessions, gave students a wealth of additional knowledge.

Around 250 people have already been part of the different Choirs of Escuela Coral, which is proof of the interest Tenerife people have in choral training. The year 2018-2019 of Escuela Coral de Tenerife will close with a concert on 27 June at Auditorio de Tenerife featuring the different groups that have taken part in the second course and Coro Juvenil de Auditorio de Tenerife. The activity of the School goes on during the summer with the Campamento Coral de Tenerife [Choral Camp], to be held at I.E.S. La Laboral in La Laguna from 1 to 5 July. You can enrol now.