Dear Choir Directors
On behalf of the Associazione Musicale ROMAinCANTO, I wish to invite you and your singers to the 2018 International Festival of Sacred Music. This will be a great musical event in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican where I am one of the organists and in other iconic Rome locations. The Festival is under the patronage of the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico - Università Sant’Anselmo di Roma, the Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra di Roma and the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Romani.
We invite choirs of the world who sing sacred literature as a part of their repertoire to join with me as we rehearse together prior to animating Mass at the main alter of St. Peter’s Basilica (singing the Entrance, Offertory, Communion, Recessional) as the Festival Choir. In addition, we will stage concerts for the participating choirs and you are invited to a be reviewed by expert judges in a non-competitive setting as well as to attend a workshop on the Schola Romana of Palestrina which I will lead for you. This workshop will involve the study of a motet in the context of the era and characteristics of the Palestrina style.
A DVD of the Mass will be provided to each choir in addition to a plaque and a certificate will be given to every workshop participant.
I am delighted to be working with KIconcerts to host choirs from North America and Australia along with choirs from other countries and would be happy to cooperate with them to answer any questions you may have.
I am looking forward to welcoming you to the home of so much of the world’s sacred music