Next October 22nd, the Capella Mallorquina Choir will take up again the concerts sponsored by the Barceló Foundation and will perform in the Sant Miquel Basilica in Palma, where it will offer a polyphonic concert under the direction of José María Moreno.
In order to be able to adapt to the new prevention measures derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, a maximum of 30 choristers will perform and must do so wearing a mask and keeping a safety distance of one and a half meters. This is why the Capella Mallorquina has chosen the Basilica of Sant Miquel as its setting, as it has a large altar and a large capacity.
“The public will be able to enjoy a polyphonic concert with the peculiarities that the use of a mask causes in the sonority and the global distance between the choristers. We are working hard to get a different sound but not for that reason worse. The timbre of the voices will be more velvety, which will help to round off the sounds,” explains José María Moreno, the choir director.
The tickets for the concert, which cost 10 euros, will be assigned to various social projects of the Barceló Foundation, although priority will be given to the distribution of solidarity foods ‘Alisol’, which has had to be strengthened in recent months due to the increase of families in vulnerable situations that have had to resort to these basic aids. Due to the new limitations of the capacity, the Capella Mallorquina recommends to its public to book their tickets calling to the telephone of the coordinator of the choir, Montse Isern, at 630 90 90 53.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have only performed twice and people are eager to come to our concerts. So, respecting to the maximum all the security measures, we are waiting for them on Thursday 22nd October, at 8 pm, in the Basilica of Sant Miquel”, concludes Moreno.
If the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic does not prevent it, the Capella Mallorquina concerts sponsored by the Barceló Foundation will continue in the months of November and December. In November, in the Church of Santa Creu; and in December, in the Church of Santa Eulalia.
The Capella Mallorquina was founded in 1966 by B. Julià and since 1999 it has been directed by José María Moreno. With the sponsorship of the Barceló Foundation it develops a great variety of performances that consolidate it as a musical reference, with recognized national and international prestige.
Its staff ranges from 60 to 100 members and its musical activity includes concerts of sacred music, with a diversity of styles and musical periods, in which it has the collaboration of important national and international conductors, soloists and orchestras.
It is worth mentioning that the Capella Mallorquina Choir has performed in the main capitals of the world and throughout its history it has been recognized with such important awards as the Diploma of Honor from the City of Palma; the City of Palma Award; the Silver Medal of Tourism Promotion, the Medal of the Circle of Fine Arts or the Silver Siurell, among others.