The concert 'Cantamos' will start at 7:30 pm and offer a varied repertoire under the direction of Roxana Schmunk


Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This Saturday [13] at 7:30 pm its Youth Choir will offer the concert Cantamos. Tickets are on sale at a general price of three euros. The Youth Choir of Auditorio de Tenerife, under the conduction of Roxana Schmunk, returns to stage with this show. The varied repertoire they will offer will serve as a welcome back message of young choristers to the public. 

The concert will begin with Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo, followed by Arrorró arranged by Beatriz Corona and O Love by Elaine Hagenberg. It will continue with Cuando te beso, by Juan Luis Guerra and arrangements by César A. Carrillo, featuring the tenor Andrés Misle; The Seal Lullaby, by Rudyard Kipling and Erik Whitacre. 

The programme will continue with Como la cigarra, by María Elena Walsh, arranged by Beatriz Corona; The Music’s Always There With You by John Rutter; O Lux Beatissima, by Howard Helvey; Ecce Novum, by Ola Gjeilo with Yulissa Hernández as violinist.

The Youth Choir will then sing Leonard Russell's ‘A Song For You’, arranged by Mac Huff and featuring soprano Laura Picar and tenor Cristian Bartolomé; His Light In Us, by Kim A. Andersen; Vida, vida, by Francisco Céspedes arranged by César A. Carrillo and featuring mezzo-soprano Rozied Correa; Bring Me Little Water arranged by Mora Smiley, with contralto Yolanda Pascual. 

The repertoire concludes with Only In Sleep, by Sara Teasdale and Ēriks Ešenvalds, featuring sopranos Alba Egido and Sophie León, and it will end with John Rutter's The Lord Bless You.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

The Youth Choir of Auditorio de Tenerife was created in 2016 as part of the Educational and Social Area of Auditorio de Tenerife, a public institution of Tenerife's Island Council. It is comprised by some thirty voices of young people who are between 16 and 30 years old under the direction of Roxana Schmunk. The choir is already a reference in the choral culture of the Canary Islands.

The Youth Choir has been internationally endorsed by five gold medals and two special jury awards achieved at the European Choir Games (Sweden, 2019), and at the Festival Coros de Verão of Lisbon (Portugal, 2017 and 2018). It has also won the first prize at the Canary Islands Choral Singing Competition (Spain, 2017). Year after year, the Youth Choir increases its track record with each challenge it overcomes.

With an innovative staging, the Youth Choir performs a wide variety of themes and musical styles, from sacred music to classical compositions and contemporary music. Despite the sanitary crisis, the choir has continued its activity and with online training. It has even released two video clips: O Love and Si pudiera.

Their weekly rehearsals are carried out during this season under strict safety and hygiene measures. Singers use pedagogical dynamics that link emotion and art, musical knowledge, vocal techniques and corporal expression, placing special emphasis on the real union between its members to achieve harmony and transmits a unique chromatic sound.