It is with great joy that I announce that my work for Choir "Bonfire Memories" was the winner of the International Composition Competition of Coro Universitario Sant Yago in Valencia (Spain), and it will be premiered on the 7th of April in Valência.

"El jurado, presidido por el director del coro, Pau De Luis, ha decidido que del total de 102 obras participantes en el Concurso de Composicion Coral, provenientes de los cinco continentes, las ganadoras son:

- Primer Premio: “Bonfire Memories”
Autor: Gerson De Sousa Batista (Portugal)

- Mención de honor: “Irish Blessing”
Autor: Francisco Jr. De Guzman (Filipinas)

El estreno de las obras tendrá lugar el día 7 de Abril, como parte del programa del concierto de clausura del taller Coral Internacional..."

Listen to BONFIRE MEMORIES (with score)

BONFIRE MEMORIES [2019] 

 

Live recording of the premiere by Coro Universitario Sant Yago in Valencia (Spain) 2019, with the musical direction of Pau de Luis Alba.

 

About the work:

BONFIRE MEMORIES is a Christmas song, yet it's not a carol. It's an amalgamation of lyrical snippets of Christmas carols, which we sang around the bonfire, with family and friends at childhood Christmases (O Holy Night, Angels We Have Heard on High, Joy to the World, Silent Night), presented from a distorted perspective, mimicking our own memories and thoughts.

 

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