Coro de Niños de Ponce

The Coro de Niños de Ponce (English: Ponce Children's Choir) is a children's choir in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1983.[2] The Choir is currently directed by director and founder María Inés Suárez,[3][2] a.k.a., María Inés Pérez-Guerra.[4] In 1993, the Choir won First Place at the International Children’s Choir Festival in Des Moines, Iowa.[2]

Coro de Niños de Ponce
Choir
OriginPonce, Puerto Rico
Founded1983
Genreclassical, danza
Memberschildren below age of 18
Music directorMaría Inés Suárez[1]
OrganistRicardo Brull
Choir admissionYearly
Orchestra admissionChildren below age of 18
AffiliationMunicipality of Ponce
Associated groupsCoro de Concierto,
Coro Elemental,
Coro de Campanas de Ponce (Director: Nahir Mercado)
AwardsFirst Place: 1993 International Children’s Choir Festival in Des Moines, Iowa
Websitewww.corodeninosdeponce.org;
www.facebook/corodeninosdeponce

History of the choirEdit

The Choir was founded in 1983 by María Inés Suárez, and has operated continuously since its founding.[2][5] As of December 2015, its home base is at the historic Escuela Salustio Clavell, located in Urbanización Villa Flores, in Ponce, Puerto Rico.[4]

VenueEdit

The Choir's home venue is Teatro La Perla,[2] but has also played at Concha Acústica amphitheater. During the Christmas holiday season, the Choir donates its time in signing concerts throughout the city of Ponce performing for the less fortunate, including the elderly, the sick and weak, and at hospitals, churches and nursing homes.[6][7] Since 2000, it has presented a Christmas concert every Christmas holiday season.[8]

About the choirEdit

The Choir is self-supporting, and includes in its sources of income donations. The Ponce Municipal Government has in the past approved donations from the city funds.[9] The group consists of some 45 young singers.[6] Its piano man is Ricardo Brull.[2] In 1993, it won the First Place award during the 1993 International Children’s Choir Festival in Des Moines, Iowa.[2] Some of the more common interpretations of the choir are Vivaldi, Mozart and Fauré, as well as Juan Morel Campos.[2] The Choir has sung with the likes of Paloma San Basilio, Ruth Fernández, Ednita Nazario, Tony Croatto, Draco Rosa, Danny Rivera, Antonio Barasorda, César Hernández and Rafael Dávila.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ En la recta final audiciones para el Coro de Niños de Ponce: Las mismas se llevarán a cabo virtualmente y mediante cita previa hasta el martes, 31 de agosto. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. (Printed version: Year 38. Issue 1969. 25 to 31 August 2021. p. 12.) Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h De fiesta el Coro de Niños de Ponce. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ En la recta final audiciones para el Coro de Niños de Ponce: Las mismas se llevarán a cabo virtualmente y mediante cita previa hasta el martes, 31 de agosto. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. (Printed version: Year 38. Issue 1969. 25 to 31 August 2021. p. 12.) Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b c Con nuevo hogar Coro de Niños de Ponce. Sandra Torres Guzmán. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Year 34. Issue 1671. Page 12. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  5. ^ Concierto de música Sacra con el Coro de Niños de Ponce. El Sur a la Vista. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2013. Archived.
  6. ^ a b Se va de trulla el Coro de Niños de Ponce. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 30 November 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  7. ^ Brilla la Navidad con el Coro de Niños de Ponce. El Nuevo Dia. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  8. ^ Rescatan los clásicos de la Navidad. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  9. ^ Una Acta para aprobar un donativo al Coro de Niños de Ponce.[permanent dead link] Act No. 5. 1992-1993. Ponce Municipal Government. Legislative Municipal Assembly. Retrieved 2 May 2013.

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