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About the Choir

Universidad CEU San Pablo Choir was born as an artistic, cultural and humane training activity. It is made up of CEU students and alumni, as well as parents, teachers and friends of the institution. Since 2002, it is conducted by Master Mr. José María Álvarez Muñoz. His repertoire includes work from Spanish and European Renaissance to popular and folkloric pieces of different cultures, specially the Hispanic culture. Nowadays the choir has four singing teachers which also serve as vocal technique coaches and managers of the four different voice groups (soprano, alto, tenor and bass).

Some of the choir's most important commitments and tours were the seven Christmas concerts in the main Hall in Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (2003, 2004 and 2009); the recording of an international Christmas repertoire CD 'Noeyt de Salut' (2004); the participation in the International University Choirs Event in Salerno, Italy (2009) and in Kassel, Germany (2006); its international tours around Ecuador (Guayaquil, Otalavo and Quito) in 2008; Argentina (Buenos Aires, Concordia, Mendoza and Iguazú) in 2010; Poland (Cracow Cervantes Institute) in 2013; United Kingdom (London) in 2015, and Germany (Stuttgart and Ettlingen) in 2019.

In its track records stand out its first place in Villa Rosa Contest in 2008 and 2010; second place in Colmenar de Oreja Christmas caroling Contest in 2009; third place in Villa de Rojales National Lullaby and Christmas caroling Contest in 2008; second place in Comunidad de Madrid Coral Contest in 2008.

In addition, the choir has carried out many concerts around the Spanish territory: Plasencia, Granada, Córdoba, Valencia, San Sebastián, Palencia, Oviedo, Segovia… performing in stages such as the Cervantes Institute, Casa América, La Almudena Cathedral, Royal Monastery of Yuste, Red de Paradores Nacionales (Spanish National Inn Network), Calderón Theatre...

Since 2009, it performs annually great symphonic-choral work of the universal repertoire such as Oratorio Messiah, by G.F. Haendel; Oratorio Paulus, by F. Mendelssohn; Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin (BWV 144), J.S. Bach; Christmas Oratorio, parts I, II, III and V (BWV 248), J.S. Bach; Dixit Dominus (HWV 232), G.F. Haendel; ‘Ode to Joy’ (European Anthem), of the Ninth Symphony by L. V. Beethoven; Gloria, by A. Vivaldi; Requiem, by W. A. Mozart (revision de R. Levin); Magnificat, by J. S. Bach; Magnificat, by J. Rutter; The Creation, by J. Haydn; Zadok the Priest, by G. F. Haendel.


21/22 Academic Year rehearsals are carried out in the Aula Magna (main lecture hall) in the School of Economics and Business (Julián Romea Street, 23)

The activity includes two rehearsals per week:

  • Tuesdays from 20:00h to 21:45h.
  • Sundays from 19:30h to 21:30h.

All singers must attend to both rehearsals.


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How to sign up for the Choir?

Singing in the Choir

There are two ways to be part of the choir: 

  • Thanks to the University Studies and Singing Scholarship for CEU students. You can check the information of the latest edition by clicking here.
  • Through an audition to confirm the applicant's tessiture, as well as his/her melodic and harmonious ear and rythm. It is not necessary to prepare any work. These trials will be carried out in the usual rehearsal hours. They are open throughout the year, but it is specially in September and January when talent recruitment campaigns take place. 

Listening to the choir

Photo gallery

  • Coro 2021
  • Coro 2011
  • El Coro en la presentación Ettligen 2021
  • Presentación del Coro: Ettligen 2019
  • Coro 2017
  • El Coro en concierto en el Campus de Montepríncipe 2017
  • El Coro en el concierto de El Mesías 2011
  • El Coro en Argentina año 2010
  • El Coro en la Catedral de la Almudena
  • El Coro en el Concierto Orígenes
  • Actuación del Coro en el Fin de Curso 2018
  • Presentación del Coro en la Graduación 2021
  • El Coro en el Instituto Cervantes
  • El Coro en el Concierto Pop Rock 2021


Choir's Director of Universidad CEU San Pablo