Born from the will and commitment of a group of parents, the Cultural Association “Coro Eleonora d’Arborea” of Oristano has been operating since 2006 with the main objective of spreading musical and artistic culture in the world of youth.
The main activity of the Association is carried out through the CORO ELEONORA D’ARBOREA, active since September 2006 and currently made up of choristers aged between 6 and 14 years. The repertoire ranges from learned to popular music with particular reference to Sardinian popular music. The performance of pieces with several mixed voices is a characterizing element from the harmonic point of view. Another element to underline is the great linguistic variety used in the repertoire that embraces Latin, English, French, Italian and of course the Sardinian language. The Choir is directed by Maestro Antonello Manca, graduated in 1992 at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan and founder of the “Malinda Mai” Orchestra.
Despite the recent formation, the CORO ELEONORA D’ARBOREA includes in its curriculum the participation in television broadcasts, choral reviews and numerous concerts. He has also obtained three important affirmations in as many singing competitions dedicated to children’s voices. In May 2009 first prize and first prize of the critics for the interpretation of the obligatory piece “How many were” at the national competition “City of Nuoro”. The jury was composed of qualified masters from the peninsula.
On May 20, 2011 first prize in the second edition of the Regional Competition for children’s choirs “Musica e Letizia” held at the premises of the Horse Country Resort Congress in Arborea. The event was attended by 11 choirs from all over Sardinia.
On May 21, 2011 another splendid performance allowed the Eleonora d’Arborea Choir to win the first prize in the IV edition of the National Music Competition “Voices and Music” at the Convitto Nazionale of Cagliari. In the same competition he received from the qualified Jury, made up of Masters and choir directors of the Conservatory of Cagliari, a “Special Mention for the interpretative and executive quality” of the piece “Deus ti salvet Maria” performed for three voices in a particular arrangement edited by the Conductor of the Choir, Maestro Antonello Manca.
The certificates of esteem and appreciation received prompted the Eleonora d’Arborea Choir to record and publish in 2008 the first CD called “Primo Fiore” and in 2012 the second entitled “Coro Eleonora D’Arborea” which collect a part of the wide and appreciated repertoire.