Conductor: Francesco Costa
Roberto Moretti, Piano
F. Costa: Missa Brevis Sanctae Ceciliae (dedicated to the MIMF and Gabriele Maria Allegra)
G. Verdi: Stabat Mater/ Libera me Domine from Requiem Mass/ “Il Santo nome di Dio Signore”, “La Vergine degli Angeli” from La Forza Del Destino
V. Bellini: Te Deum in C Major
G. Rossini: Amen, in sempiterna saecula from Stabat Mater/ “Dal tuo stellato soglio” from Mosè in Egitto
P. Mascagni: “Regina Coeli” and “Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto” from Cavalleria Rusticana
International Prize Sicilia Il Paladino / Prize Orfeo / Prize Academy of Arts of Catania
Following their success at last year’s festival, the Coro Lirico Siciliano returns to the MIMF. Founded in 2008, this exciting vocal ensemble appears regularly in national and international venues and festivals around the world. Headquartered in Catania, Sicily, the chorus also collaborates with leading civic and charitable organizations. Hailed as cultural ambassadors of Sicilian Art, the Coro Lirico Siciliano has been particularly active in promoting Italian music, including works by Pietro Vinci, Giovanni Pacini, Vincenzo Moscuzza and Vincenzo Bellini.
Songs of Praise features music by some of the most famous and best-loved Italian opera composers, who at one time or another directed their attention towards sacred music. The incorporation of dramatic operatic content into the sacred repertoire produced some of the most memorable and sensitive works in the history of western music. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the vocal mastery of the Coro Lirico Siciliano!
Duration: approximately 1 hour, no interval