Founded in 1972 by maestro Jordi Casas y Bayer, choir Carmina has become a reference in the world of Catalan choir the last 40 years. Since 2013, Daniel Maestro is the director.
The choir has been directed at different stages by J Pons, F Guillén, J Vila, A Cañamero, M Ríos, F Marina and G Sierra. Since 2013, Master Daniel is the director.
The choir has also worked with internationally prestiged directors like Edmon Colomer, Laszlo Heltay, Christopher Hogwood, Antoni Ros Marbà, Salvador Mas, Andrew Parrott or Ton Koopman, among many others.
His repertoire goes from medieval polyphony to actual compositions, but the choir Carmina has always had a special interest for contemporary Catalan composers, as shown by their participation in the premiere of works by F. Mompou, F. Homs, M. Valls, J. Guinjoan, J. Soler, X. Benguerel, Brotons, León, j. Vila and Carbonell.
From 1986 to 2002 he was the choir contributor of "Orquestra de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya",, in which he played more than 75 symphonic pieces in more than one hundred concerts.
The choir has performed all over Catalonia, in Spain and in several European countries. There are remarkable participations like the inauguration of the Auditorium of Madrid and Barcelona and the opening ceremony of the Barcelona '92 Olympic Games; and more recently as a guest choir in cycles of great prestige.
He has made several recordings including “Tosca”, “L’alta naixença del rei en Jaume” by Gerhard, “A vision of Ariel” by Saminsky, “Psalm 126″ by Philip Glass, ”Stabat Mater” by Brotons and “El Llibre Vermell” by X. Benguerel.