I’m still looking for a soprano, an alto and a tenor for the Barcelona choir I conduct. You need to have choral experience, be available Thursday night every week from 9-11 (attendance and punctuality are very important), and speak either Spanish or Catalan and understand both. Current age range is 25-35, but Mr Pujol would also be most welcome now he’s got slightly less to do. Repertoire ranges from mediaeval rubbish to modern rubbish; for example, we’re currently smartening up a version of Tom Lehrer’s Masochism Tango and a classic Machito mambo with a new Catalan text about pomegranate salesmen. Here’s an interesting tool with pictures of most of the current members:
- Diary dates
Cornellà gig, Penedès walk
- Catalan dialect of Spanish
BCN Week Publisher Jennifer Cross “also soon discovered the value of having sales staff who speak the Catalan dialect of Spanish.” If she thinks Catalan is a dialect of Spanish, then she’s grossly ignorant; if, however, she’s referring to the differences between Catalan Spanish and the standard language, then she’s got the linguistics right and …
- Swallows & tents
“when it came that we wanted to move the host, a swallow had nested near the apex of the tent”
- Gallery: antecedents, construction, arrival, outings
(See also the page with audio excerpts.)
20/03/2015 Here Comes The Sun, Pedralbes, Barcelona
Solar eclipse party for some people with excellent taste.
12/12/2014 The organ-grinder’s superkazoos go on sale
21/11/2014 First great work of art inspired by the organ
At primary school Escola Pau Romeva, Barcelona. There are also photos
The organ-grinder as a singing black hole
Photo by Jean-Marc Joseph.