I wish to introduce you to the 2014 Chamber Choir Festival in Rome, Italy, featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s exuberant “Gloria” for orchestra and chorus! Our festival brings together one of the greatest works ever in one of the world’s most magnificent cities for a cultural and performance experience second to none. I look forward to sharing this unforgettable opportunity with you and your singers!
Chamber choirs are especially welcome. Often, the opportunity to sing a major work for chorus and orchestra is only available to large groups. However, we know that some of the very best choruses are smaller, often numbering 60 or less.
You might consider taking the opportunity to perform some or all the Vivaldi “Gloria” before coming to Italy for the festival. (The first two movements make a brilliant choice for your holiday concerts!!). The genius of the composer’s composition is that the Vivaldi “Gloria” is a major work that can be performed with far less than 100 voices, depending on the circumstances.
We hope our festival, culminating in June 2014, in one of the world’s most culturally and history rich cities, Rome, can be an exciting part of your 2013-2014 programming. Working on this amazing repertoire, perhaps even performing it at home with your own ensembles, will reward your singers with the wonderful exposure to the majestic sounds of voices combined with instruments, in one of the most timeless and thrilling works of all time.
Be in contact with me regarding the music and with KIconcerts for touring information.
I look forward to seeing you in Rome!
Artistic Director, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies, Butler University