The beginnings of " Camerata Primo Tempo " go
back 1995, when a group of young students of music, heading by
Mercedes Lorenzo Arnaz, constitute a choir orientated to
covering an extensive repertoire and a varied range of styles,
from classic works of different periods of the History of the
Music, up to popular and traditional music, inside and outside our country.
After some concerts we realize that it was
necessary to provide us of an identity, and it is in 1998 when we create the choral as it is known at the present, "Camerata
Primo Tempo de Zamora".
Since then, many concerts mark the musical path
of the group, whose voices have been listened in different
national and international stages, always with a great success.
Among all of them it is necessary that we stand
out, for what they meant in our beginning, the following ones:
the concert we perform in the Monastery of San Jerónimo Royal of
Madrid, accompanied by the Orchestra of Liebig's College of
Germany; the participation in the Days of Musical Coral of
Astillero, in Cantabria; the presence in the Contest Coral
Villa de Avilés , in 1999 in Asturias.
In the same year the concert offered in the
Theatre Principal of Zamora, together with the Young
Orchestra of Australia; in the Church La Encarnación , of
Zamora, accompanied by the Orchestra of Flutes of Madrid; The
Coral Meeting in Tortossendo, Portugal, etc.
In January, 2001 a reinforcement takes place,
turning into one coral of approximately 36 members of
different ages. This gives us a great improvement of our
The performances of the Camerata are almost
always a capella, but occasionally they have been
accompanied by some instrumental sets, principally the "
Orchestra of the Conservatoire of Zamora " and the organist
Ana Maria Lopez Encinas. Examples of these collaborations
have been the interpretation of Gloria ( Antonio
Vivaldi) (2004) or the Réquiem ( W. A. Mozart) in 2003,
2004 and 2005 in San Ildefonso's Church of Zamora, always in
the dates near the Holy Week, in the Theatre Latorre of Toro
and in Antigüedad (Palencia, 2005).
Nowadays we face up to a new stage in which,
once consolidated the group, we have wanted to announce
ourselves in different contests, besides in the habitual
concerts. This way, we have been selected in the national
contest Antigua Abesbatzak (Guipuzcoa 2005, the VIIIth
edition and 2007, X edition), the Antonio Jose of
Burgos (Burgos 2005, the IVth edition), Encantados
of Segovia (November, 2005, I edition),
Festival Internacional de Música de Campo de Criptana
(June 2006, II edition),
or that of San Vicente de la Barquera (July, 2006, the
Nowadays Camerata takes part in approximately
25 annual concerts. This year, it is necessary that we
emphasize the concert offered in the Auditorio Nacional
of Music of Madrid in collaboration with The Orchestra and
Choir of the Autonomous University, in which the Réquiem
by Mozart was interpreted, or the 6 concerts we are
offered in different cities of the Baltic Polish coast
as an answer to the invitation done by the 41 º
Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Organowy, with different programs,
any of them interpreted a capella, with accompaniment of organ
or in collaboration with the orchestra Filharmonia
Koszalinska im Stanislawa Moniuszki.