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Music Celebrations Presents
2014 Rome International Choral Festival
Featuring Artistic Director Dr. Z. Randall Stroope
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican
Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva
June 21 - 25, 2014
Music Celebrations International is pleased to announce the sixth-annual Rome International Choral Festival. This mass choral festival will take place in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, and Rome's famed Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva, June 21-25, 2014. The festival chorus will feature mature SATB singers. Rehearsals and performances will take place under the baton of maestro Z. Randall Stroope.
Melded from Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations, Italian (Roman) culture has influenced Western thought, art, music, literature and civilization more than any other. The senses almost reel from exposure to history, architecture, art (Italy is the repository of a large percentage of the world's greatest art), and beauty unequaled anywhere else in Europe. The creativity, craftsmanship, artistic energy that made Rome great are still in full evidence in the New Millennium.
A music festival experience in Italy is a return to the roots of Western Civilization. Italy presents a glorious feast of all the senses - sound, sight, smell, taste and touch. Regardless of one’s musical tastes - classical, church, ballad, opera, chant, symphonic, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Romantic, Baroque - these roots are all found in Italy. Our musical heritage certainly was born in Italy. Italians, with help from the French, invented the system of musical notation used today.
We are excited about the musical stimulation this festival will undoubtedly provide - just the kind of experiences that raises the level of musicianship and dedication to the performing arts for all participants!