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ABESBATZA

Historic journey

Oñatiko Ganbara Abesbatza is a mixed choir created in 1994 by 12 young adults at that time. Year after year, and always with the same passion as in the beginning, the group has grown in participants. Nowadays, under the guidance of Aitor Biain Bidarte, 40 singers perform in this choir. Its repertoire covers all the styles and periods: poliphony, folklore,  gospel, spiritual music… the Basque folklore as well as modern composers' songs are the most chosen ones for the programs in their performances.

In the last two decades Oñatiko Ganbara Abesbatza has competed in numerous national and international competitions. The result of their effort has been greatly rewarded with first, second and third prizes as well as prizes for the best executed compulsory piece, best Conductor prizes,... Apart from those prizes, Ganbara Abesbatza has also participated in many music festivals and concerts in Basque Country, Spain and abroad.

Conductor

Aitor Biain Bidarte

Aitor Biain Bidarte began its musical path studying clarinet, saxophone  and singing in the Music School of Oñati. He later extended his studies by learning the Professional Degree in Singing (Jesús Guridi Conservatory), the degree in Music Pedagogy Studies (Musikene) and the degree in Choir and Orchestra Conduction (Musikene). He also has a bachelor's degree in Informatic Engineering in Mondragon University. He has competed in several courses and seminaries with world-famous teachers. He is currently the conductor of the choir of the University of the Basque  Country (UPV/EHU), the Choral Society of Bergara,Oñatiko Ganbara Abesbatza,  Hots Abesbatza  and Ganbara Gazte-Txiki. He has won numerous awards, amongst which the two prizes obtained for the Best Conductor have to be highlighted. Both prizes were obtained in the international choral competitions of Tours (France) and Arezzo (Italy). He has recorded and edited 5 CD and has premiered more than 30 pieces. Occasionally teaches at workshops and seminaries. He also sings in KUP Taldea and Suhar Korua and is member of the Municipal Band of Oñati.

Upcoming

concerts

There are not expected any events in the near future.

Voices

SOPRANOS

Maite Usabiaga Uranga
Sara Biain Bikuña
Edurne Usandizaga Agirre
Cristina Cubillo Andres
Bárbara Lamas Tabares
Irati Madina Korta
Ainhoa Urzelai Madina
Jone Anduaga
Naiara Urizar Arana
Itziar Barrena Jausoro
Jone Markuleta Etxegoien
Oihane Toledo Kortabarria
Nere Ibarra Moñux
Itsaso Guridi Bikuña
Maria Izaga Aguirre
Amaia Biain Bidarte

ALTOS

Oihana Diaz Urrestarazu
Amaia Guridi Bikuña
Lide Aranburu Iriondo
Eneritz Madariaga Eguren
Edurne Laskurain Caño
Leire Barrena Jausoro
Laia Polo Aldanondo
Cristina Larrañaga Narvaiza
Sandra Madina Anduaga
Ainara Uribesalgo Beitia
Arantzazu Ugarte Madinagoitia

TENORS

Aitor Garitano Agirreolea
Iker Barrena Arriaran
Roberto Madinabeitia Jauregi
Rafael Moñux Uribesalgo
Carlos Olalde Galdos
David Vargas
Oskar Berezibar Uriarte

BASSES

Julen Alberdi Urriategi
Aitor Santos Aragón
Josu Echeberría Chamorro
Jabier Retegi
Mikel Azpiazu Anduaga
Karlos Etxaniz Suinaga
Jon Etxaniz
Xabier Mugarza Ayastui
Txomin Maidagan
Fran Martinez

Discography

GURE BIDEA
Recorded in November 2018
01 Media Vita
M. McGlynn
02 Duo Seraphin
J. Gallus
03 Selig Sind Die Toten
H. Schütz
04 Ave Maria
A. Bruckner
05 Ubi Caritas
O. Gjeilo
06 Ave Verum
P. Sopford
07 Serenity - O Magnum Mysterium
O. Gjeilo
08 Salve Regina
J. Vila i Casañas
09 Gutariko Bakoitza
J. Elberdin
10 Gure Bide Galduak
X. Sarasola
11 Stars
E. Esenvalds
12 The Conversion of Saul
R. Stroope
13 Cloudburst
E. Whitacre
14 Iuppitter
M. Ostryga
15 The Ground
O. Gjeilo
16 Across the vast, eternal sky
O. Gjeilo
17 Let everything that hath breath
J. L. Anes
AMARAUN
Recorded in November  2014
01 Deus In Adiutorium Meum Intende
J. Gutiérrez de Padilla
02 Sweet Honey Sucking Bees
J. Wilbye
03 Richte mich, Gott
F. Mendelssohn
04 Nachtwache
J. Brahms
05 Ave Maria
F. Biebl
06 Gloria
V. Miskinis
07 Ubi Caritas
O. Gjeilo
08 Ave Verum
K. Jenkins
09 Sleep
E. Whitacre
10 Sure on this shining night
M. Lauridsen
11 Water Night
E. Whitacre
12 Segalariak
J. Elberdin
13 Neure Maitena
I. Mocoroa
14 Mendekoste Phestetan
J. Bello Portu
15 Akerra Ikusi Degu
J. Guridi
16 Try Jesus
R. Ray
17 He never failed me yet
R. Ray
SAGATS
Recorded in 2004
01 O Magnum Mysterium
T. L. de Victoria
02 Zefiro Torna
C. Monteverdi
03 Ave Maria
Rachmaninov
04 Lux Aurumque
E. Whitacre
05 Aita Gurea
F. de Madina
06 Benedictus (Cantus Missae, op. 109)
J. G. Rheinberger
07 Xivarri Songs
A. J. Alcaraz
08 Alegria Al Bon Jesuset
09 Sagastipean
J. Busto
10 Sorgin dantza
E. Mocoroa
11 Cantos del agua
D. Andreo
12 Worthy To Be Praised
B. J. Smith
13 Java Jive
Mold. K. Shaw
14 Freedom Trilogy
P. Halley
Audiovisual

Gallery

VIDEOS

Aita Gurea - F. Madina
Oñati, Bidaurreta monastegia
30th November 2019
Abendlied - J. Rheinberger
Oñati, Bidaurreta monastegia
30th November 2019
Ez kanta beltza - Arr: F. Ibañez
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
8th November 2019
Indodana - Arr: M. Barret & R. Schmitt
Oñati, Mikel Goiangeruaren Parrokia
16th December 2018
Iuppiter - Michael Ostrzyga
Debrecen, Hungria
7th July 2018
O magnum mysterium - Levente Gyöngyösi
Debrecen, Hungria
7th July 2018
Bogoroditsie Djevo - Arvo Pärt
Debrecen, Hungria
7th July 2018
Gutariko bakoitza - Josu Elberdin
Oñati, Mikel Goiangeruaren Parrokia
29th December 2017
Maiteagoak - Xabier Sarasola
Oñati, Mikel Goiangeruaren Parrokia
29th December 2017
Ave Verum - P. Stopford
Oñati, Mikel Goiangeruaren Parrokia
29th December 2017
Cloudburst - E. Whitacre
Tours, Frantzia
27th May 2017
Verlorene Jugend - J. Bramhs
Tours, Frantzia
28th May 2017
La cucaracha - arr. Max Frey
Tours, Frantzia
27th May 2017
Sanctus: London - Ola Gjeilo
Burgos
15th October 2016
Oihu hau - David Azurza
Burgos
15th October 2016
Iru txito - Aita Donostia
Burgos
15th October 2016
Seal lullaby - E. Withacre
Oñati, Mikel Goiangeruaren Parrokia
31st January 2016
Os Justo - Anton Bruckner
Arezzo, Italia
8th August 2015
Pater noster - Jacob Gallus
Arezzo, Italia
8th August 2015
Ave maris stella - Trond Kverno
Arezzo, Italia
8th August 2015
O Fortuna - Carl Orff
Oñati, Zubikoa pilotalekua
28th December 2014
Tempus est iocundum - Carl Orff
Oñati, Zubikoa pilotalekua
28th December 2014
Sorgin dantza - E. Mocoroa
Torrevieja
July 2014
Akerra ikusi degu - J. Guridi
Ejea de los caballeros
April 2014
S'ha feito de nuey - Arr: J: Busto
Ejea de los caballeros
April 2014
Water night - E. Whitacre
Spittal an der Drau - Austria
July 2013
Segalariak - Josu Elberdin
Avilés
24th November 2012
Torrevieja
Oñati, Agustinoak
November 2009

IMAGES

2018
Hungria - Debrecen
2017
Frantzia - Tours
2017
Frantzia - Tours
2015
Italia - Arezzo
2013
Austria - Spittal
2012
Oñati

Contact

If any association, group or individual is interested in contacting with us, you can write to the mobile phones or e-mail addresses provided below. If not, you can also write down a message and send it to the mailbox of this same page. We will try to answer back as fast as we can.

GANBARA ABESBATZA
Artistic Director
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Aitor Biain Bidarte
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+34 679 56 57 54
President
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Oihana Diaz Urrestarazu
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+34 630 43 15 49
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