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Ara nun diran

5 November 2015 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm



A selection of Basque songs from composers born in the last 150 years.
Works of new creation and others inspired by the folklore and popular music.
Songs by Iparragirre, Guridi,  Donostia, Sorozabal and Canteloube among others.
A tasting of musical “pintxos” that will delight all.


• José María Iparragirre (1820-1881)
– Ara nun diran
– Nere izarra

• Charles Bordes (1863-1909) from “12 chansons amoureuses de Pays Basque”:
– Argizagi ederra
– Chori erresiñoula
– Adios ene maitia

• Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) from “Chants des Pays Basques”:
– Lurraren pian
– Chorietan buruzagi

• Oinazez by Aita Donostia (1886-1956) Piano solo

• Jesús Guridi (1886-1961) from “Diez melodías vascas”:
– Aritz adarrean
– Hala baita

• Pablo Sorozabal (1887-1988) from “7 Lieder inspirados en la poesía de Heine”:
– Otz eta ixiltsu
– Lotoren lorak

•¡Viva Navarra! by Joaquín Larregla (1865-1945) Piano solo

• Tomás Garbizu (1901-1989) from “Donostiako kantu zaharrak”:
– Donostiako hiru damatxo
– Itxasoa
– Pello Joxepe

• Xabier Sarasola (1960-) from “Lau eukal abesti I”:
– Binbili bonbolo
– Xarmengarria
– Horra hor goiko

• Javier Jáuregui (1974-) from “Tres canciones vascas”:
– Lua, lua
– Basatxoritxu

Jagoba Fadrique, baritone

Jagoba studied voice in Spain, San Sebastian and Madrid. He also attended master classes in singing and conducting.
He has sung with Chamber Choir of Madrid, Spanish Radio Choir, Chamber Choir of Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica and EuropaChorAkademie. He has also sung with different groups specialised in Early Music such as Grupo Ruymonte, Capilla Peñaflorida, Choir de Chambre de Namur and Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge.
He has been conductor of several profesional groups in Spain and in the UK, where he moved in 2005. There he collaborates with Coro Cervantes and Academy of St Martin in the Fields, among others. In 2009 he became Associate Conductor of London based Coro Cervantes.
As soloist and conductor he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in Spain and abroad including St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall and the Globe. He has broadcasted on RTVE, RNE, KBS (Korea), NPO (Holland), BBC and released several albums for labels such as RTVE Música, NB Musika and Signum Records.

Maite Aguirre, piano

Maite is a Spanish pianist and conductor based in London. She is the Director of the Music Academy Cañada Blanch in the Spanish School in London and conductor of BLP Choir. She has worked as a Chorus Master for Grange Opera in 2014 and as Assistant Conductor in the same company in 2015. The Guardian recently praised her quasi-orchestral colour in her playing.
Her first solo Album with music from Enrique Granados has received unanimous praise from the media, highlighting her carefully thought textures and well balanced cantabile; impeccable pedalization, use of staccato, characteristic of the Spanish pianistic School as well as her faithfulness to the composer’s characteristic sound and her colour and rubato, in the fingertips themselves.
Maite has toured all over Spain, in France, Germany, Italy and Norway, and has played in some of the most prestigious London venues including King’s Place, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and the Barbican Hall; also recording both for TV and radio: BTV, TV3, CR, RNE and BBCRadio3.

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5 November 2015
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
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Song in the City
The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom
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