Orfeon Pamplones, founded in 1865, is one of Europe’s most prestigious choral institutions. In recent years the choir has extended its international reputation, performing regularly with many leading orchestras and conductors in some of the most prestigious halls in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Spain. In 2010 Orfeon Pamplones became the first Spanish choir to perform at Carnegie Hall, with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev (Mahler’s Second and Eighth Symphonies). In 2012 the choir visited the United States again, performing with Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos and the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall.
In September 2013 the choir performed Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra. In 2015 they performed Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in London, Madrid and Paris with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski. In August 2015 they appeared at the BBC Proms with Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Mass in F minor. In the 2016–2017 season, Orfeon Pamplones performed Mahler’s Second Symphony and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, again with Valery Gergiev, in Bilbao and Pamplona.
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Photo: Iñaki Zaldua