Streamed through social media, online event will feature choirs from several countries
On Saturday, Aug 1, PUCRS’ Philharmonic Choir will be participating in the 3rd International Music Festival Voces en la Selva, promoted by Parque del Conocimiento – one of the largest cultural projects in Argentina, headquartered in Posadas, capital of the province of Misiones. The event will occur from Jul 31 to Aug 2 and will be streamed from the Parque’s official channels (Facebook and Youtube) starting at 5 PM on both days.
With the goal of promoting choir performances and culture, musical literacy, and training for conductors and choristers, the International Festival will feature conductors, soloists and choral groups from Argentina, Spain, Canada, Brazil, France and Paraguay. Despite being only in its third edition, it is now locally and nationally recognized: in 2018 and 2019, the event was declared to be of Provincial Interest by the Chamber of Representatives of the Province of Misiones and of National Interest by the Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation. In addition, it is supported by the Association of Choral Directors of the Republic of Argentina (ADICORA) and by prestigious international conductors and choirs.
For further information, please check the program.
Relying on 64 years of existence, PUCRS’ Philharmonic Choir presents relevant works from the Western classical repertoire in its concerts, as well as activities related to MPB, Rock and other popular musical styles, from Brazil and abroad. It has starred in important concerts in Porto Alegre, including major exponents of music, such as the Rolling Stones, Milton Nascimento, Fafá de Belém, Kleiton and Kledir, among others.
In 2016, PUCRS’ Philharmonic Choir received the Medal of the Legislature, granted by the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul, in tribute to its 60 years of uninterrupted activities and praising the cultural actions developed. In 2019, Act 169/2016 was passed by the governor, establishing that the PUCRS Choir is of “Relevant interest for the art and culture of the State”. Today, the group is embraced by the Institute of Culture and is conducted by conductor Marcio Buzatto.