Cantoría, a young vocal music quartet from Spain, have a resounding reputation throughout Europe – as was amply demonstrated during their online concert a cappella 2021! Distinguished by their magnificently lean sound and verve, these easy-going Spaniards clearly thrilled their audience remotely – and now we’ll be able to see them live at the 22nd a cappella and enjoy their polyphonic sound in the flesh. Cantoría’s repertoire comes primarily from the Spanish Golden Age, and appropriately enough, the songs in their programme ‘Lenguas Malas’, which draw from earthly and heavenly tales from the cancioneros and ensaladas of the 15th and 16th centuries, all have a golden gleam. What’s more, Cantoría also employ the theatrical and communicative character of Renaissance vocal music in their performances, creating an overall package that you can’t have too much of.
This project has been possible with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).