Cor Jove Nacional de Catalunya
Cor Jove Nacional de Catalunya is an initiative of the Moviment Coral Català and Corals Joves de Catalunya which has the support of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Diputació de Barcelona and the Ajuntament de Barcelona.
It was created to provide an opportunity for the best talent in the country under the direction of renowned national and international directors, and aims to be a state tool in the style of the national youth choirs of most European countries. In addition, he wants to be an ambassador of Catalan choral excellence beyond our borders. The extensive choral network of Catalonia, with more than 1,000 choirs and more than 30,000 singers is the best endorsement for this project.
Cor Jove Nacional de Catalunya is made up of 32 singers aged 18 to 28, selected annually after a process of auditions around the country, which are renewed every year in order to offer equal opportunities to new emerging talents. It has a single summer meeting so as not to interfere with the ordinary activity of the choirs, and it ends with the celebration of several concerts throughout the Catalan territory. For a week, the young people live together and work on the repertoire and vocal technique, with the help of vocal directors and instructors.
The artistic direction changes every year to offer singers different proposals of the highest quality, and this 2021 it was Pere Lluís Biosca the conductor in charge. The CJNC21 finished its journey today, after participating in the Europa Cantat Festival, in Ljubljana, in the Pyrenees Early Music Festival, and having recorded the album Musica nova[New Music]. An edition, the 9th, which has had the support of the Institut Ramon Llull, and which, for the meeting, has had the collaboration of Marta Mathéu, Marc Díaz and Anna Casademunt.