The Sound Choir – A Transcontinental Journey Through Music – Saturday, 19 October 2019, 19:00, Mogoșoaia Palace
We often dream of taking a holiday somewhere far, faaaar away… of walking down new and unfamiliar paths, of travelling for as long as we can, of discovering all the corners of the world. Is there anyone
We often dream of taking a holiday somewhere far, faaaar away… of walking down new and
unfamiliar paths, of travelling for as long as we can, of discovering all the corners of the world. Is
there anyone who hasn’t dreamt at least once of circling the globe, of being enthralled by other
peoples’ stories, or by the beauty of other lands?
Maybe the luckiest among us have already done it, maybe they have tasted and enjoyed the
uniqueness of other places. Some might have even found a second home in another country…
however haven’t we always joyously returned home? Isn’t it true that the joy of travelling is
complemented by the thought that once back home, you will be able to tell someone dear to you all
Don’t be surprised, then, if with the occasion of the Architecture Triennale, the Sound choir will take
you on a transcontinental journey, a symbolic journey through music in the lands of Europe, Africa,
America. We will wander together from one place to another and then we will return home again,
enriched with stories close to our heart:
• Succession of Old Songs from Bihor – F. Hubic – musical work
inspired by Romanian folklore;
• The Pilgrims’ Song – O. Ponomareva – Russian religious song;
• Indodana / Wana Baraka – M. Barrett & R. Schmitt / S. Kirchner – traditional African diptych;
• Prende la vela – traditional Colombian song from Columbia;
• Amazing Grace / Kumbaya, Witness – Afro-american themes;
• Daemon irrepitcalidus – G. Orban – contemporary composer, liturgical Latin text;
• Short suite («Doină» from the city and Sârbaon chairs) – A. Pașcanu – Romanian-style composition.
The Sound Choir was formed in 1994, as a mixed choir of the Students’ House in Bucharest. It was
made up of students and graduates from various faculties in Bucharest.
The choir’s repertoire is meant to attract a public as wide as possible and is based on Romanian and
international musical pieces, medieval and modern compositions, as well as works that could be
considered musical entertainment.
Under the direction of conductor Voicu Popescu ever since the beginning, the choir can boast a list
of numerous performances abroad, in festivals, competitions and artistic or humanitarian tours, as
well as silver and gold medals, first and second places awarded by the public or the award for best
conductor of the year.