Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Incantato Tours & Concerts presenta
Musica Oltre i Confini Songs Beyond Borders
Choral concert with selected works from around the world (Italy, Europe, North and South America, Australia & Africa) and from different eras that still speak to us today.
Program to be selected from:
Missa Virgo Parens Christi - Jacobus Barbireau
Kyrie (d. 1492)
Tu es Petrus - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)
Cantate Domino - Monteverdi
Miserere mei, Deus - Gregorio Allegri (c.1582-1652)
Madrigali: Six “Fire Songs” on Italian Renaissance Poems - Morten Lauridsen
Ov’é lass’il bel viso (b. 1943)
Quando son più lontan
Amor io sento l’alma
Io piango che’l dolore
Luci serene e chiare
Se per havervi, oimé
The Gallant Weaver - James MacMillan (b. 1959)
Jing-a-lye-a - Bruce Sled (b. 1975)
‘In remembrance’ from Requiem - Eleanor Daley (b. 1955)
Past Life Melodies - Sarah Hopkins (b. 1958)
No Musalaba Godenda - Maragoli Spiritual/arr. Arthur Kemoli
La Muerte del Angel - Astor Piazzolla/arr. Néstor Zadoff
Icarus - Ralph Towner/arr. Gary Rosen
When I Fall in Love - Victor Young/arr. Phil Azelton
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord - Traditional Spiritual/arr. Undine
Ain’a that good news! - William Dawson
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
The Chamber Choir is formed biennially and has toured internationally since 2005, when the group went to England and Scotland. There, they were featured at the Dornoch Choral Festival and worked with distinguished conductor Simon Carrington. The choir also performed in Christ Church and Keble Colleges in Oxford, in York Minster, at Paisley Abbey in Glasgow, and in Stirling.
In 2007, the Chamber Choir toured Germany and Austria. Performances included the Kaiser-Wilhelm-
The current Chamber Choir consists of 24 voices including music and non-music majors from various courses of study at the University. The singers look forward to touring Italy in 2009, where they will be featured at the Festival Ultrapadum in Pavia and perform in Alessandria, the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, the Duomo in Florence, as well as the Basilica of St. Peter and the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
“I am so excited to have the opportunity to sing in some of Italy's beautiful churches, and I'm sure this will make my first trip to Europe even more memorable.” –Christina Esposito
"This will be my first time in Europe and I feel honored to be singing in some of the most beautiful places in the world.” –Morgan Roberts
"I'm so grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!" –Stephanie Post
"This trip truly is a chance of a lifetime! I cannot wait to not only get to visit, but get to sing in some of the most magnificent venues in the world! I know this trip will be life-changing and I cannot wait to experience Italy's amazing culture to the fullest!" –Katie Sorrels
"This summer will be my first time to Europe, and I can't wait to sing in some of the beautiful, timeless churches.” –David Okun
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Vatican Museums are indisputably one of the finest collections of art in the world. Over the centuries, Papal patrons have commissioned renowned works such as the magnificent frescoes of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, and those by Raphael in his stanze. The museums also host some of the most important sculptures from the ancient world, such as the Laocoon and the Apollo Belvedere. Incantato Tours is thrilled to offer the UGA Chamber Choir and friends the opportunity to see these works as they were originally viewed and contemplated by the Popes who created the Museums. A private after-hours visit during your 2009 Incantato Performance Tour to Italy is truly a once in a lifetime experience, a chance to have this astounding collection to yourself and fellow tour members for two hours.
Incantato's private visit to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel will be led by a specialized docent/expert
Please note that not all galleries will be accessible to us during this after hours visit. The Pinacoteca and Egyptian collections are not available for viewing after closing hours. The opportunity to view the Belvedere Courtyard is also dependent on the route the Vatican guards allow us to take. We normally spend a significant amount of time (35-40 minutes) inside the Sistine Chapel and divide the rest of our time between the Gallery of Maps, Tapestry Gallery, and Raphael Rooms, including other collections as time and security permits.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
please find below an updated hotel listing for the UGA Chamber Choir Tour to Bella Italia. Dr. Andaya confirmed that you prefer staying in Rome rather than in the Castelli Region and we are glad we could make that work for you.
As the group is now over 30 guests, we also managed to negotiate a better deal at an even nicer hotel that I had the pleasure of inspecting myself on the last trip to Pavia and hope you agree.
We will be posting an updated itinerary next week to reflect the changes we were asked to make on your group's behalf and to accommodate the concert in Alessandria on May 29 now.
Hotel Francia & Quirinale