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Kebyart & Cor Cererols

Works by J. S. Bach, T. L. de Victoria,
B. Vivancos, F. Mendelssohn, M. Reger and G. Kancheli

Formation: choir (12 singers) and sax quartet

Duration: 60’00’’ without pause

A program that brings together two emerging young groups and explores the myriad musical and timbral possibilities that can arise from the combination of a choir and a saxophone quartet. To achieve so, the concert delves into a wide diversity of musical styles and potential combinations between the two groups. It spans from the polyphonic concept of the Renaissance with works by T. L. de Victoria and the proximity between voice and instrument found in J. S. Bach (in both cases with arrangements crafted for the occasion), to original compositions for choir and saxophone quartet, such as G. Kancheli's "Amao omi."

In between, the choir and the quartet each take the spotlight individually. The choir presents a diptych of romantic music by two authors who declared their admiration for Bach, F. Mendelssohn and M. Reger. The quartet performs a commissioned work by the composer B. Vivancos, drawing inspiration from a musical era closely related to that of Victoria.


This is the first collaboration between the Kebyart saxophone quartet and the Cererols Choir, as proposed by the Palau de la Música Catalana.

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Concert at Palau de la Música Catalana.
February 28th of 2023
Photographer: Antoni Bofill


Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150 | J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

IV: Leite mich in deiner Wahrheit und lehre mich
VII: Meine Tage in dem Leide

Popule meus | T. L. de Victoria (1548 – 1611)

Romantic Dyptich: F. Mendelssohn (1809-1847) & M. Reger (1873-1916)

Trauergesang Op. 116

Nachtlied Op. 138, No. 3 

Ay luna que reluces | B. Vivancos (1973)

[Glossa of "Ay luna que reluzes", a song collected in the «Songbook of the Duke of Calabria» (1526 - 1554) or «Uppsala Songbook»] Commissioned by Kebyart

Amao Omi | G. Kancheli (1935-2019)


28. 02. 23

Palau de la Música Catalana


Radio RTHK, Hong Kong


"From the concert I would highlight the Mendelssohn's versions (Trauergesang Op. 116) and Reger (Nachtlied, Op. 138, no. 3), world-class interpretations that could compete with any Teutonic formation."

Bernat Dedéu

The New Barcelona Post

Concert at Palau de la Música Catalana

February 28th of 2023
Photographer: Antoni Bofill



Kebyart Ensamble

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