BBK Kuna: Gabon Kantak

From BBK Kuna: The Home of SDGs, we invite you to the Christmas concert of the Children’s Choir of the Bilbao Choral Society. Places for this performance will be limited and on a first come, first served basis at BBK Kuna.

The concert starts at 19:30 and will last approximately 45 minutes.


Bilbao Choral Society Children’s Choir
Jose Luis Ormazabal, conductor
Alberto Sáez Puente, piano

Can I ride, Kirby Shaw / Donald Moore
Al Shlosha d’varim, Allan Naplan
Uso zuria / Akerra ikusi dugu, Xabier Sarasola
Baloo baleerie, Scottish folk / Arr.: Ruth Elaine Schram
Mary sat a rockin’g, Greg Gilpin
Olentzero, Norberto Almandoz
Heaven is a wonderful place, black spiritual

The Children’s Choir of the Bilbao Choral Society was founded in 1984 by the then conductor of the Bilbao Choir, Gorka Sierra, and is mainly made up of pupils from the Bilbao Choral Society’s Musical Education Centre. After ten years of existence, in 1994 it handed over the baton to José Luis Ormazabal, who has been its principal conductor to date. In turn, this choral group has been taught by maestros such as John Elliot Gardiner, Mistoslav Rostropovich, Juanjo Mena, Víctor Pablo Pérez and Ros Marbá, among others. The young ensemble is not only a regular on the Basque choral scene in a cappella concerts or performances such as Britten’s War Requiem conducted by Calixto Bieito, as it has also recently performed at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna with the Ballet Nacional de Marseille, the Auditorio Nacional and the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Maestranza in Seville, etc. He has also shared the stage with local orchestras such as the OSE and the BOS, taking part in world premieres such as Zeru urdinetik by B. J. Berstelmeier, Cantata Euskadi by C. Bernaola, Eguberriko Iguzki by X. Sarasola, Koral bat gazki by X. Sarasola, Koral bat gazki by B. J. Berstelmeier and Koral bat gazki by C. Bernaola. Sarasola, Koral bat gara by X. Sarasola and X. Amuriza, Kantuz ari den herria by I. Urkizu and A. Egaña, Deitzen dizut Virgilio by J. C. Pérez and B. Atxaga, Kantatu landu Ikasi and Ez beti da ez by F. Velázquez. She has also joined forces with national orchestras such as the JONDE, the ONE and the Sinfónica de Galicia and international orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra or the Mariinsky Theatre Opera Orchestra with symphonic or operatic repertoire, including: I Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo, Carmen by Giuseppe Giuseppe Giuseppe, I Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo and I Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo. Leoncavallo, Carmen by G. Bizet, Mirentxu by J. Guridi, The Flood of Noah by B. Britten, Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky and Tosca, Turandot and La Bohème by G. Puccini.