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Capella Mallorquina was founded in 1966 by B. Julia, and since 1999 has been by José María Moreno. Sponsored by the Barceló Foundation, Capella Mallorquina develops a variety of actions that have contributed to consolidate it as a musical reference of both national and international renown.
Composed of a group of 60 to 100 members, they have given approximately a thousand performances, and have a repertoire of over 800 pieces. Their musical activities include concerts of sacred music, with a variety of musical styles and eras, for which Capella has the support of major conductors, soloists and orchestras both nationally and internationally.
The group has performed at major capitals of the world, including Hamburg, Berlin, Lisbon, London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Vienna, Moscow, London, Paris, Bonn, Cologne, Munich, Prague, Warsaw, Sofia, Bucharest, Budapest, Rome, Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Beijing, Havana, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bangkok, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, etc.
Some of highlights of their musical career include a concert with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Germany, a performance in “Carmina Burana’s Ballet” at the Auditorium of Palma along with the ballet of Dusseldorf’s Opera and the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands. They have also participated in the cycle “Choral singing around the world”, performed Brahms’ “Requiem Alemany” in the Auditorium of Palma and in the “Teatro Principal” in Mahón ,along with the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands. They participate also in the annual traditional concert of St. Salvador Churchof Felanitx, as well as performances of Verdi’s Requiem and Mozart’s Requiem on several occasions.
They have obtained plaques and medals for their performances outside Mallorca and recognition in their own land through numerous awards. These include the Diploma of Honour from the City of Palma, Awards of the City Council of Palma, Silver Medal for the Promotion of Tourism, Angel de la Llotja prize in the Golden category of Govern Gold, Medal of the Fine Arts and Silver Siurell, among others.
Concert program 2019-2020 See
In 2006, the Foundation funded the stained glass window made by Nils Burwitz commemorating the 700th anniversary of the construction of Mallorca’s Cathedral and the 75th anniversary of Barceló’s Group.
The Barceló Foundation funds the “Davallament Felanitx”, a religious representation of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ that takes place on the steps of Felanitx’ Church on Good Friday, in Passover, since 1975.
Recently, the Barceló Foundation participated by supporting the staging of twelve episodes of the Passion of Christ, in a performance that attracts more than 100 actors of all ages, who participatevoluntarily and altruistically, and features outstanding sound and lighting effects adding tremendous realism to the scene.