Rapsodia is a group of young Uruguayan artists devoted to explore and expand the horizons of choral singing. Driven by their passion for sharing music, they have developed their own stage identity, which is characterised by a warm interaction with the audience and a combination with other artistic disciplines like dancing and acting.
Their repertoire encompasses academic and popular choral music, including major pieces of popular Uruguayan music previously unexplored in the genre.
In the last few years their original stamp rendered a spot in the Uruguayan music scene. Rapsodia has often been invited to partake in shows and events next to very well-known artists.
Coro Rapsodia was born in 2011, formed by a small group of young musicians and music students keen to explore different forms of vocal expression, both popular and academic. Consisting of 55 members, the choir is directed by Rodrigo Faguaga, who is responsible for a repertoire which includes pieces of very diverse origins and gives shape to an artistic space which fosters choral activity with a clearly defined profile which aims at combining good technique and warm stage presence.
The shows are conformed by well-defined blocks which feature different national and regional music genres ranging from Candombe and Tango to Rock, going through popular Brazilian music, Cuban Son, and more recently, in their latest concerts, Rapsodia presented a North American repertoire which included pieces by contemporary US composers.
Ever since its creation, Coro Rapsodia has participated in several events and choir festivals in Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Argentina. In 2016 Rapsodia was chosen by The Rolling Stones to accompany the band in the song You Can’t Always Get What You Want. It was an impeccable performance which had great repercussion in the local press. Furthermore, the choir was invited by Jorge Nasser to participate in four songs during the show “Nasser 3.0”, in which said artist commemorated 30 years of musical career together with other well known musicians. In 2015 the choir also performed at the 17th International Cusco Choir Festival, in Peru, after giving an exciting concert at the Nelly Goitiño SODRE Theatre in Montevideo, which sold out. In 2016, the choir filled the Teatro Solís, where they gave a concert to celebrate their first 5 years of life along with great guest artists such as Carmen Pi, Jorge Dameseaux, Latasónica, and Jorge Nasser. In September 2017 Rapsodia took part in the Corearte Festival in Córdoba, Argentina, performing at all the concerts of the festival as well as participating in workshops dictated by Venezuelan Choir Director María Guinand.
It is a space devoted to fostering children’s creativity with a focus on developing tools, through play as the main medium for learning, which enable them to deepen comprehension and use of musical language.
Singing is employed as the main musical instrument but children experience other instruments as well.
It takes place every Tuesday from 6 pm to 7.30 pm in “Club de Residentes de Treinta y Tres”, at 1562 Maldonado Street.