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Coro de Cámara Oretania

"Oretania" Chamber Choir


Since its foundation in 1998, the “Oretania” Chamber Choir has established itself as one of the most important musical bets within the cultural scene of Castilla - La Mancha. A project that arose from the illusion of some young people from La Mancha and that today has become a mature and consolidated reality with a vision of the future in search of constant renewal, improvement and development.

Throughout these more than 20 years ""Oretania"" has performed throughout the Spanish geography, participating in musical cycles of great importance, such as the Benicassim Sacred Music Festival, the International Polyphonic Days of Ávila, the XXXV ""Arandino Polyphonic Autumn ""Or the XXXII"" City of Torrevieja International Meeting, offering multiple concerts both a cappella and accompanied by orchestra. Among the projects with an orchestra, it is worth highlighting the interpretation of Fauré's Requiem, Häendel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorios and Mahler's Symphony No. 2. Also noteworthy are his different collaborations in performances and record productions of various kinds (he has recently recorded an album with the band Against Myself), which shows the wide variety of registers that the choir has and its dominance over styles and different times such as renaissance, contemporary music, folklore, modern music, soundtracks, rock, etc ...

The year 2008 represents a turning point in the group's choral activity since, from that date on, Oretania also bets on its competitive potential. That same year he obtained the first prize at the International Music Tournament in Verona (Italy). Since then, it has accumulated fourteen more national awards (Avilés, Cocentaina, Rojales, Ejea de los Caballeros, Burgos, Villanueva de la Serena ...), as well as the valuable awards obtained (6 medals during the entire competition phase) in the prestigious international choral competition from Gorizia (Italy), and his most recent participation in the international competition of Spittal an der Drau (Austria) in 2019.

Báñez Lechuga

He was born in Ciudad Real in 1978, studying music at the “Marcos Redondo” Conservatory of Music in this town, where he studied Piano, Musical Language and Singing. He belonged to the choir of this center, in which he discovered his vocation for choral music and later he joined the University Choral Group where he was deputy director and organist for two years.

Graduated with a higher degree in Business Administration and Management, he has taken national and international courses to improve himself in the fields of choral conducting, vocal technique, analysis, pedagogy and composition - having written numerous works for choir and highlighting the recording of an album with his work Symphony inspired by the 750th anniversary of the founding of Ciudad Real commissioned by His Excellency. Town hall-. Titular organist of the Church of San Pedro for four years, he has been invited on several occasions to conduct important orchestras such as the Ciudad Real Symphony Orchestra, the Orfeo Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Mancha, with which he regularly works as a singer. soloist, as well as with several Opera and Zarzuela Companies.

For more than 15 years he has been the director of the Oretania Chamber Choir, the Ciudad Real Polyphonic Choir and the Sierra Alta Choir of Villarrubia de los Ojos.

He combines these activities with that of a Music teacher at ESO and a singing, piano and choir teacher at the Music Schools of Manzanares, Villarrubia de los Ojos and Almadén (Ciudad Real), as well as with the accompanying pianist of the Children's Choir La Music Box.

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