Choirmaster: Javier Jonás
He began his music studies at the Conservatory in San Cristóbal de La Laguna. At the age of 16 he entered the Polyphonic Choir Alonso Castro Salazar, directed by Pilar Castro Palazón, with whom he began his studies of Bel Canto. In 1998 he continued his studies with professors Célida Alzola and Isabel García Soto at the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Conservatory.
Along his professional career, he has also attended different auditions with Bel Canto’s authorities such as Alfredo Kraus, at the Reina Sofía Center, and the repertoire teacher Dolores Marco.
Javier Jonás has stood out as a Baritone in different parts of the Canary Islands; he has performed at Orfeón La Paz in La Laguna, Ateneo de La Laguna, the Paraninfo of the University of La Laguna, the Real Casino de Tenerife, the Guimerá Theater, the Casino Real Sociedad Aridane, in Los Llanos de Aridane, the Tenerife Auditorium “Adán Martín”, etc. He has also sung outside the Canary Islands in Bel Canto competitions, like the one held in Vall d‘uxo, Castellón, and in Operas such as La Traviata in Barcelona. He has also been part of the main casts of Zarzuela, the Spanish lyric-dramatic genre, organized at the Guimerá Theater by the Amigos Canarios de la Zarzuela de Tenerife, since 2004.
Furthermore, he has been the choirmaster of Homini Chorum, a male choir in Tenerife, since 2000. In 2003, he began to conduct the lyrical group Los Aceviños, and won the First Prize in the category of Costume, the Second Prize in the category of Soloist and the Third Prize in the category of Musical Performance in the Carnival 2004 Lyrical Group competition.
That same year he started to conduct the oldest lyrical group in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Masa Coral Tinerfeña, which, since then, has won two Second and one Third Prizes in the category of Musical Performance; two Second Prizes in the category of Soloist and several Prizes in the category of Costume.
In 2010, he achieved the revival of a plectrum orchestra in Masa Coral Tinerfeña, which only used to perform in competitions. This plectrum orchestra named Euritmia has an own repertoire, from Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and Bach, to tarantellas, waltzes, mazurkas, and other classical repertoires for plectrum orchestras. In addition to this, they have also a repertoire of film scores.
In 2012, Javier Jonás founded the group Carezza, a quartet formed by soloists from different music styles who joined to create what it is nowadays known as lyrical pop music. With Leopoldo Armas (Rock), Ángel Arvelo (Latin Pop) and Fran León (Musical Theater), Javier Jonás brings the opera to the stage and wraps us in The sound of a caress (El sonido de una caricia) their first work. Nowadays, they are touring with their show of emotions to delight the Canarian audiences.