Schola Cantorum Coralina is an award-winning mixed choir founded in 1993 by Professor Alina Orraca under the sponsorship of the Pablo Milanes Foundation. The choir is made up of highly trained, full-time musicians who maintain a rigorous rehearsal schedule of five nights a week. Coralina is a member of the Catalogue of Artists of the National Center of Concert Music of Cuba, signifying its selection as one of the most prestigious Cuban choirs.
Coralina is renowned for the versatility of its style and ability to authentically perform in the most varied of musical forms. Coralina has received numerous awards at international competitions for mastering a variety of musical styles. Coralina's diverse repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary, including sacred, popular and folk Cuban, Latin American, and universal pieces. The group has also partnered with different musicians from Cuba and abroad in large-scale symphonic and choral works.
The choir's excellence has earned them top honors at the world's most prestigious festivals and competitions, including victories and honors in Toulouse 2004, Trelew 2005, Arezzo 2006, and their place as a finalist in 2007's European Grand Prix and an invitation to the 8th World Symposium on Choral Music in Denmark 2008. Coralina has received a warm reception from critics and audiences worldwide with international tours including: Venezuela (1994, 2005, 2007), Brazil (1997), Italy (2001, 2006, 2007), Mexico (2004), Ecuador (2004), Argentina-Chile (2005), Spain (1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007) and France (2006, 2007). The choir was honored to perform Mass during the historic visit of Pope John Paul II to Cuba, and was invited on two subsequent occasions to sing at the Vatican (1998, 2001). Coralina then sang the Funeral Mass offered in Havana after the death of the Pope.
Schola Cantorum Coralina has released six commercially available CDs.
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