A total of 53 boys and girls aged between 11 16 give life to the Cor Infantil de l'Orfeó Català. The demands of belonging to this choir are increased by the fact that it is the singers themselves who take responsibility for attending rehearsals, activities and concerts.
The Cor Infantil offers boys and girls the chance to discover and sing for the first time the symphonic-choral repertoire, as well as an artistic and musical level recognised by institutions who often ask for singers from the choir as soloists for their productions.
These are five years of learning in which the singers receive more individualised voice training through small-group sessions involving partial rehearsals which enrich the quality of the choir, and by attending classes in musical language in order to learn to read sheet music fluently.
The choir's concert programme includes performances at the Palau de la Música Catalana and in different towns and cities and exchanges with other ensembles in the country and abroad, enabling its members to travel and enrich themselves from other realities. The Cor Infantil de l'Orfeó Català, an attractive, diverse group, is the springboard from which the boys and girls can, at the age of 16, pass into the Cor Jove or the Cor de Noies de l'Orfeó Català.
Booking the choir
Tel.: +34 681 28 99 66
The Orfeó Català Cor Infantil Children’s Choir is made up of singers aged between 11 and 17 years old. From its foundation until 2008, the choir was conducted by Elisenda Carrasco. Today, the Cor Infantil is conducted by Glòria Coma i Pedrals, while Pau Casan is the choir pianist. The choir has performed in Barcelona, Mallorca, Tàrrega, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Montpellier (France) and Pisa (Italy). The ensemble has collaborated with prestigious orchestras and choirs, such as the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, among others. The choir has worked with a number of conductors, including Erkki Pohjola, Pasi Hyökki, Marek Janowski, Semyon Bychkov, Zubin Mehta, Jonathan Nott, Iván Fischer, John Eliot Gardiner, Manel Valdivieso and Basilio Astúlez, to name just a few. The Cor Infantil has performed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Grec Festival and under the stage direction of Comediants and Dani Coma.
During the 2023-24 season, the choir will perform Puccini’s opera Turandot as part of the opera season at Gran Teatre del Liceu, as well as Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Palau de la Música and at the National Music Auditorium of Madrid, alongside Vespres d’Arnadí and the Palau Cor de Cambra, under the baton of Christoph Prégardien. In addition, the choir will be part of an exchange with the Portuguese choir Jovens Cantores de Guimarães. The Cor Infantil will also take part in a choral concert featuring works by Ola Gjeilo, with the composer himself on the piano, performing alongside the Orfeó Català and the other choirs from the Choral School.
The Cor Infantil children’s choir is part of the Choral School at the Orfeó Català—based at the Palau de la Música—which is sponsored by the Banco Santander Foundation.