Spanish Association of Choir Conductors

AGREEMENT: Canary Week of Choral Music

The newly created Coral Federation of the Canary Islands has established an agreement with AEDCORO for the diffusion and mutual collaboration at the same level as other choral federations, competitions and festivals that take place throughout the state.

In this case, the Federation retakes the Canary Islands Choral Composition Contest in its third edition and which is biennial, opening until July 15, 2020 the reception of new works according to the attached rules.

In the jury, according to the established agreement, it will be made up of at least two members of the Spanish Choir Directors Association (AEDCORO). It is also established in the agreement ticket reservations for members when the premiere concerts or others that take place in the next Week of Choral Music, which is already progressing until its V Edition, are with admission payment or restricted.

Finally, the agreement also promotes that the invited choirs for said Week, normally to be held between October and November of each year, are choirs whose conductors are associated with AEDCORO as far as possible.

NEWS: Choral Music declared a Cultural Asset of Society in Spain

The Spanish Senate cultural commissioners met up on 19th february in 2018. In the agenda there was one bullet about the proposal by Aedcoro, raised up by Socialist group. With this action “the recognition of choral activity as social goodness and support initiatives to promote it, as well as recognition of choral conductor as necessary element for this activity” was stated by the Spanish institutions.
This statement is one step forward for choral music in Spain, which has a long history an important role both in professional and amateur stages, with thousands of people involved in this activity all over the country.
Senate members in this Comission, highlighted benefits of choral music for social, physic and emotional aspects. Indeed, these facts are proven by several researches in different countries.
Spanish Choral Association was founded in Octuber 2016 and the goal is value choral music and the work of choral conductors. This institutional statement is the first step of further actions to defend and promote the work of choral conductor and choral activity, getting more visibility in our society with better and fair screening.
Video of the statement:

Declaración Institucional del Senado de España en reconocimiento a la actividad coral y a la figura del director de coro

Spanish association of choral conductors

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