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After the Senior Choir and the Youth Choir of the Princess of Asturias Foundation were established, and with the aim of extending the work and scope of our Music Department, the Children’s Choir was created in 1990.

Children of more than 7 years of age with an initial vocation for choral music can join the Choir. They are offered the chance of attending the necessary classes of music technique and improvement, and to take their first steps in the use of music scores and performing in front of an audience.

Since its presentation in October 1991, the Children’s Choir has offered numerous concerts in the main cities of the Principality of Asturias. In 2001, the Choir performed alongside the Symphony Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias J. S. Bach’s The Passion according to Saint Mathew, which they performed again in 2009 under the conduction of maestro Valdés.

The Choir traveled to Madrid in 2003 to perform at the El Pardo Royal Palace, at a concert which was presided over by T.R.H. the Prince and Princess of Asturias. The event was held at the Patio de los Borbones in the Palace and also counted with the performance of the young violinist Carla Marrero. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees also attended the concert.

In December 2005, the Children’s Choir performed the Christmas Carol Silent Night at the concert of the jazz band New Orleans Band and Woody Allen, 2002 Prince of Asturias Awards Laureate for the Arts.

In May 2006, the Choir was invited to perform at the TV programme El Conciertazo, where they performed Bizet’s The Changing of the Guard of the opera Carmen. This was the first time that the programme that Fernando Argenta directs and hosts was recorded out of Madrid.

On the occasion of the Centenary of the Philharmonic Society of Oviedo in 2007, the Children’s Choir performed alongside the Choir of the Foundation and the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra, G. Mahler’s Symphony n 3. In June, the Choir went to San Sebastian to perform with the Orfeoi Txiki of the Orfeón Donostiarra (1984 Prince of Asturias Awards Laureates for the Arts) at the concerts on the occasion of the Aita Donostia X Music Week. In June 2010 the Choir performed, together with the Choirs of the Foundation and other Asturian ensembles, and the Oviedo Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, under the conduction of Italian maestro Marzio Conti and as part of La Caixa’s project “Participatory Concerts”.

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