The Lieder Càmera chamber choir was founded in Sabadell in 1990. Its aim has always been to cultivate choral music—both Catalan works and the broader international repertoire—with high-quality performances based on a wide-ranging and deep-rooted knowledge of the techniques involved in choral singing.
The choir was founded by Josep Vila i Casañas, who later took on the role of artistic director. Lieder Càmera is made up of singers with a high level of musical education and considerable experience in choral singing. The choir has worked with many leading choral conductors and with numerous Spanish and international orchestras, and has performed at music festivals across Spain and beyond, including a number of appearances in operas staged as part of the Castell de Perelada Festival. During the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya’s 2010–11 season, it was part of the artistic team behind “Joan Maragall, la llei d’amor”, a production celebrating the life and work of one of Catalonia’s greatest poets.
Lieder Càmera has recorded five CDs, including two featuring Catalan folk songs, one featuring works for chorus and piano and another of musical settings of poems by Miquel Desclot. In 2010, to mark its 20th anniversary, Lieder Càmera set up its CançóNova project, which included the recording of an album of “Nova Canço” songs (a Catalan-language genre born during the Franco régime). Since the 2012–13 season Lieder Càmera has been an associate choir of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and L’Auditori concert hall.
Photo: Josep Molina