The 'Resurrection' of the Palau
“El 23 de juliol de 2009 vaig sentir que els mossos havien entrat al Palau... vaig dir segur que serà un error perquè és el que pensava en aquell moment”
"There were different degrees of knowledge of what was happening but one of the jokes we did was: Bah, if there are many millions that we know..."
"When I saw the 200,000 euros that had disappeared from the box and the more than 100 current accounts... it is when I told Mariona Carulla that we had to seek help..."
"The hardest were those first 2 months, those first decisions..."
"We saw a very substantial change, first with the human treatment. We now have a board that follows us to the concerts, cares for us..."
"The Orfeó Català is a choral reference in the world, and represents tradition, but also represents this community"
"I understand that initially it was about generating trust... not the management of a fireman but the management of an architect"
2019-2022 Strategic Plan
The Fundació Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Catalana presented its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. The presentation of the Plan marks 10 years since the ‘Palau Case’ corruption scandal came to light. The organisation has worked intensively over these 10 years to turn the crisis into an opportunity, reviving the organisation, transforming it and, particularly, restoring the dream by developing a solid artistic project which at the same time brings it closer to the whole community and regains the values for which it was founded. Therefore, this new Strategic Plan represents a new era. Along with all its stakeholders (government bodies, public authorities, members of the Orfeó Català, employees, singers, families of the choirs, patrons, promoters, partner companies and the general public), the Palau aims to continue growing and improving the lives of people every day through music and culture.
The new plan builds on the previous one, adding the new strategic value of innovation and digitisation. Those contained in the previous Plan continue to be key elements: excellence, participation, social commitment and a Catalan identity. These values will be given greater emphasis, especially innovation, which was already present and is now made explicit and emphasised through the concepts of ‘modernity’, ‘creativity’ and ‘risk’ as focal points for the next period.
- Strategic PlanDocument PDF(1.53MB)