Profile of Garoé
The Choir of Majadahonda Garoé is comprised of a group of approximately thirty amateur singers. It has cellebrated its tenth birthday in 2015. Garoé has performed in various theatres in the area of Madrid: Convention Palace, Athenaeum, Alfredo Kraus Concert Hall and House of Culture Carmen Conde of Majadahonda, Chamber of the Ayuntamiento of Móstoles; National Museum of America.
The choir has also given recitals of sacred music in various well-known churches in Spain, such as San Sebastián in Toledo, San Millán in Segovia, Colegiatas of Pastrana and Covarrubias, Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, and Sacred Coeur in Granada, in this last case invited by the Choir Federico García Lorca in 2014.
In November 2009 Garoé had its first international performance in the frame of the II International Istambul Choir Days, with 25 choirs from many countries of Europe. In March 2011 the choir visited Malta, invited by the Maltese ensemble “The New Choral Singers”, and in 2012 it travelled to Italy invited by Coral “Grand Combin of Aosta”. In 2013 Garoé performed in the XVI Alta Pusteria Choral Festival, also in Italy, accompanied by the famous pianist Massimo Bezzo. In 2015 it performed in the Saviour Church of Varsaw.
The choir has been invited to sing in a number of prestigious institutions such as the Official College of Architects, University Francisco de Vitoria, Royal Economic Society Meeting, and Highlands School -El Encinar where it has collaborated in diverse religious celebrations.
In addition, the choir organizes periodically international choral encounters in Madrid, sharing scenario with other choirs and European soloists. Something characteristic of this choir is its frequent collaboration with soloists from different musical genres, such as Luis Malca (classical guitar), Alicia Berri (mezzosoprano), Alain Damas (tenor), Blanca Ortiz, Francesca Calero and Carolina Barca (sopranos), Severiano Gómez (Paraguayan harp) or the Ensemble Gaubert (chamber music). Regarding international choirs, in 2014 Garoé performed jointly with Jyväskylän Studio Kuoro from Finland.
The choir's repertoire is wide, ranging from sacred music to popular music and Latin American Spanish, especially the Spanish Renaissance secular music.