The L’Eliana Choir was born in 1989 with Juli Hurtado and, from that moment until now, we are still singing.
Over the years, we have participated in several festivals and events held abroad, as well as numerous humanitarian and solidarity projects in Valencia and around Spain, such as: «Solidaria» or «Concert for the Victims of the 11-M», solidarity concerts by Carena Association, Red Cross, a cry for the refugees, “Valencia Acoge”, the Mediterranean living exhibition, Alanna Association, “fugia Nostrum”, participation in the I project of self-management for refugee people in Spain, “CEA(R) Pais Valencià” and Project Kiziguro; among others.
In 2000, we created our choir school, the choir’s musical youth academy, which develops an educational task among our children.
In 2004, the choir recorded the Merry Christmas record with Christmas songs. The same year, we participated in the XXVI Conference for Musical Education (ISME) held in Tenerife. Also that year, we played, at the “Palau de la Música” in Valencia, the show Carmina Burana. In 2008, we premiered, also at the Palau, the Jubilee Cantata in commemoration of the 50 years of L’Eliana as an independent village.
We have received awards from “the Casal Jaume I” or the “Centre d’Estudis Locals de L’Eliana”, among others, for our trajectory defending language, tolerance, culture and freedom.
In 2011, we took part in Natal (Brazil), at the Euro-American Congress of Education, and in 2012, in the 30th World Conference of Musical Education, organized by the ISME in Thessaloniki (Greece).
Our repertoire is very extensive and different thematic concerts of our own production stand out, such as: Medieval Concert, Valencian Concert, “Nit de Boleros”, singing for you, dancing with you, Intercultural Concert, “De los amores por Dulcinea”, Christmas Suite, We the Valencians, we walk without papers, sung poetry of the 27th generation, Concert for the Republic, the new song in choral version, remembering Vicent Andrés Estellés, singing to Llach with you in the heart or Ovidi in the heart, if you do not have country, Valencian Christmas, With woman heart, a common spectacle with Andreu Valor, “Les Meues”, their songs, our songs, and love as you want.
We are lucky to have been able to rely on a great teacher from the beginning who made us enjoy and innovate in the choral music and always with a lot of desire to sing: Our dear Juli Hurtado Llopis. And now, since he cannot longer do it, his disciple, our dear friend Nelo Juste, directs us. He is a musical education teacher, a graduate in history and music sciences, with an extensive training in the choral world. With him, we continue forward, night to night, song to song, as yesterday, as always, on the way; singing for you