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Cantoría de la Merced was founded on March 5, 2004, under the direction of Santiago Ruiz and with the support of Fray Pablo Ordoñe on behalf of the Order of Mercy. Since then he has tackled a wide and varied choral repertoire and a large number of musical projects, among which many national, American and world premieres stand out. Cantoría de la Merced has managed to become a provincial, national and international benchmark for choral music, obtaining important awards in national and international competitions and following a path of continuous growth, fruit of the energy and constant work of the conductor and its members.
The project is characterized by the enthusiastic search for new challenges and learning, understanding music as a mean to promote freedom, considering choral activity as an optimal space for cultural diffusion through expression and emotion.
Our mission is to explore choral repertoire of all genres, styles and periods, aspiring to be an internationally recognized choir for its versatility, seeking an original sound result for each work.
Santiago Ruiz is an Argentine conductor of choirs and orchestras, initially trained as a guitarist at the Provincial Conservatory of Córdoba. He studied also Musical Composition at the National University of Córdoba. As a conductor he specializes in Latin American choral music and in universal choral symphonic repertoire. He studied with many important Argentine teachers and conductor from Cuba, USA, Spain and Germany. He has won numerous awards, scholarships and recognitions for his work as a conductor and as a teacher, many of them with Cantoría de la Merced. At present he also conducts the String Orchestra of Córdoba and is a teacher of Choral Practice and Conducting at the National University of Córdoba.
Events with Cantoría de la Merced:
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 20:00 (UTC+2), Opening Concert
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 16:00 (UTC+2), Workshop