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The Mendoza City Choir (CCM) was created in 1983 by Mendoza City Hall. Since its creation, it has been directed by Maestro Ricardo Portillo.
In its 36 years of experience, the CCM has been presented in the most important cities of Argentina. In Latin America, the CCM has given concerts in Chile (1994 – 2016), Brasil (1996 -2011- 2015) and Uruguay (1989). It is worth noting the european tours, where it visits several cities of Italy, France, Spain (2009) and Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia (2018).
To its repertoire of choral music, the CCM adds symphonic-choral activities and operas along with the Mendoza Philharmonic Orchestra and Universidad Nacional of Cuyo Symphonic Orchestra, Universidad Nacional of San Juan Symphonic Orchesta, Capella Mediaterranea Orchesta. It has intervened in numerous symphonic-chorals, among which are mentioned: Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Regina Coeli, Choral Fantasy (Beethoven ), Cantatas No. 4 and 56 (Bach), Gloria (Vivaldi), F. Schubert’s Mass in G, Porgy and Bess (Gershwin), Choros No. 10 and Mandú Çarará by Villa-Lobos, Kallai-Ketos (Kodaly), and works by Latin American Baroque. The CCM as also participated in operas such as Carmen (Bizet), Tosca (Puccini), Madame Buterfly (Puccini), I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), L’enfant et le sortileges (Ravel), Die Fledermaus (Strauss), The Count of Luxembourg (Lehar), La Traviata (Verdi) and L’Orfeo (Monteverdi).
The CCM has performed in great venues such as Teatro Independencia (Mendoza, Argentina), Juan Victoria Auditorium (San Juan, Argentina), La Plata City Hall’s Salon Dorado (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Teatro El Sodre (Montevideo, Uruguay), Municipal Theatre of Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil), Municipal Theatre of Paulinia (Sao Paulo, Brazil), St. Francis Sottochiesa (Arezzo, Italy), Paul VI Audience Hall (Vatican City) and Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires).
As part of its study and projection activities, the Mendoza City Choir has been led by guest conductors, masters of international trajectory and recognition, such as Roberto Saccente (Buenos Aires), Néstor Andrenacci (Buenos Aires), Joseph Prats (Spain), Robert Sund (Sweden) and Jean Claude Wilkens (Belgium) and Hugo de la Vega (Córdoba), Ariel Alonso (France) and Leonardo García Alarcón (Argentina-Switzerland).