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Years active  1995–present
Origin  Maracaibo, Venezuela
Antiphona httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Website  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Coral-Antiphona/46603881191
Genres  Classical music, Music of Latin America

Antiphonal kyrie

Antiphona is a Venezuelan mixed choir, constituted by 24 singers. From the moment of its foundation, Antiphona has promoted in Latin American and European scenarios the choral repertoire of all times, particularly working on contemporary choral music.


Antiphona Titular Conductor is Mtro. César Alejandro Carrillo


Coral Antiphona was created in 1995 by Mtro. Juan Belmonte, former conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Zulia, in Venezuela, with the purpose of having a stable group for the symphonic choral repertoire. In the present time, Antiphona acts as a nonprofit civil association of culture promotion. The choir has been conducted by Mtro. Juan Carlos Bersague from 1995 to 2008. From 2010, Antiphona Titular Conductor is Mtro. César Alejandro Carrillo.

In its curricular path, Antiphona has performed in several scenarios in Bulgaria, Colombia, Cuba, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela.

Festivals and Competitions

From a curricular point of view, Antiphona has participated in the following choir festivals and competitions.


  • V Festival Internacional de Coros de Santiago de Cuba / Santiago de Cuba, Cuba 1999.
  • II Festival de Coros Maracaibo un canto a Vos / Maracaibo, Venezuela 2001.
  • XX Aniversario del Festival de Coros de Álava / Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain 2001.
  • I Festival Mundial de Coros de Puebla / Puebla, Mexico 2002.
  • VII Festival Internacional D´Canto / Isla de Margarita, Venezuela 2004. [Prize of the audience].
  • III Festival de Coros de Cámara Cantarte / Caracas, Venezuela 2004.
  • Competitions:

  • I Concurso de Coros "Luis Soto Villalobos" / Maracaibo, Venezuela 1999. [First Prize]
  • III Competencia de Coros de Mérida / Mérida, Venezuela 2002. [First Prize in Polyphony & Second Prize in Folklore categories].
  • XXXVII Certamen Internacional de Masas Corales / Tolosa, Spain 2005.
  • XXIV Festival-Certamen Internacional de Música de Cantonigròs / Cantonigròs, Spain. 2006. [First Prize in the Mixed Choirs Category & First Prize in the Popular Music Category].
  • LII Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonía / Torrevieja, Spain 2006. [Third Prize in Habaneras Category & "Francisco Vallejos" Prize, for the best interpretation of a popular habanera].
  • LV Concorso Polifonico Internazionale Guido d'Arezzo / Arezzo, Italy 2007. [Third Prize in the Polyphony Category].
  • XXXVII Florilège Vocal de Tours / Tours, France 2008.
  • XXXI Международен майски хоров конкурс "Проф. Г. Димитров" (International May Choir Competition Prof. G. Dimitrov) / Varna, Bulgaria 2009. [First Prize in Chamber Choirs Category].
  • XXIV Bartók Béla Nemzetközi Kórusverseny (Béla Bartók International Choir Competition) / Debrecen, Hungary 2010. [Third Prize in Chamber Choirs Category].
  • Current members

    Soprani 1

  • Johanna Chacín
  • Valeria Pire
  • Florannedig Ortiz
  • Soprani 2

  • Zhara Flaviani
  • Daniela Gonzalez
  • Sara Gonzalez
  • Alti 1

  • Lourdes Franco
  • Maria Isabel Salas
  • Khiara Flaviani
  • Alti 2

  • Migdali Herrison
  • Danybel Villamizar
  • Estefania Lopez
  • Tenori 1

  • Alexis Garrido
  • Keinel Aparicio
  • Andrés Montilla
  • Tenori 2

  • Hender Paz
  • Deivis Herrera
  • Baritoni

  • Hender García
  • Daniel Villamizar
  • Juan Diego Pire
  • Bassi

  • Guillermo Nava
  • Neldenis Montiel
  • Javier Briceño
  • Instruments

  • Héctor Eduardo Silva (Cuatro)
  • Maestro César Alejandro Carrillo
  • References

    Antiphona Wikipedia

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