Canta Santa Choir

Canta Santa Choir

The objective is to humanize and sensitize students and professionals to life, emphasizing the importance of cultural activities in vocational training, helping them achieve a physical, psychic and social balance.

Under the direction of Caio Oliveira, Santa Coral congregates students, professors and employees of the Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences. The repertoire is varied and there is no need to know how to read sheet music to participate.

From the beginning of the creation of the Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences, as early as May 1963, the so-called Butler of the Central Hospital, José de Alcântara Machado Filho, responded to the request of the students to create an Academic Choir. Authorized the hiring of a Maestro (David Machado), then newly arrived Scholarship in Germany.

Several maestros assumed the regency of the choir, from David Machado: Renata Branwieser (still in 1963); Samuel Kerr (1964-1975); Paulo Herculano (from 1975 to 1976); Silvio Pacheco (in 1977); Calixto Corazza (in 1978); Humberto Cantoni (from 1978 to 1980); José Ferraz de Toledo Neto (from 1980 to 1984 and from 1989 to 2002); Renato Teixeira (1984 to 1989); Caio Oliveira (from 2012 to current).

In August 2017, the choir was named “Canta Santa – Choir of the FCMSCSP”, coordinated by Prof. Ione Gibu of the Department of Collective Health and Prof. Ana Luiza Navas, director of the course in Speech Therapy of the FCMSCSP.

The Canta Santa – Choir of the FCMSCSP, has the support of the Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho Foundation, Maintainer of the FCMSCSP, as it is a great investment both for the physical and mental health of the students and of all the professionals of the institution, providing moments of interaction, through musical learning, teamwork and development as human beings.

Our meetings and rehearsals: Tuesdays, from 12 am. to 2 pm., in the meeting room of the 11th floor, Rua Dr. Cesário Motta Júnior, 61, Vila Buarque, São Paulo (SP).

Complementary Hours: choral activities can be considered complementary hours for students in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the FCMSCSP.

Phone: (11) 3367-7785