Coro "San Benedetto" - Città di Norcia
choir master Luca Garbini
D. Stella Cantico delle creature
Gregoriano Ave maris stella
F. Anerio Ave maris stella
G. B. Pergolesi O sacrum convivium
G. Rossini La Carità
G. Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
G. G. Gastoldi Amor vittorioso
L. Marenzio Dagli occhi il dolce giro
C. Monteverdi Son questi i crespi crini
G. H. Stölzel Bist du bei mir
J. Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52 no. 1, 2, 4, 11
A. Ramirez Alfonsina y el mar
The Beatles Michelle, Yesterday
E. Morricone Se
The "San Benedetto" Choir, town of Norcia, composed of about 25 elements, continues a tradition present in the territory, which has established its roots for centuries. The repertoire ranges from sacred and profane polyphony, to Opera choruses, to popular music. This last aspect has enabled the choir to promote, in collaboration with the National Park Institution of the Sibillini Mountains, the "Rassegna Itinerante di Canto Popolare"/ Itinerant Review of Folk Songs.
In September 2004, the Choir employed the current choir master as artistic director and undertook a constant, scrupulous study on classical polyphony, sacred music for choir and orchestra and on opera choirs, with particular focus on the study of vocalism. This work allowed the Choir to participate, for the first time in its history, in a Voice Contest and to win the first prize in its category at the " Città di Sangemini" International Competition, XVIII edition, December 2007.
The choir has participated in numerous festivals and concerts in Italy, Germany, Holland and Belgium, as well as collaborating with musical institutions in the execution of significant premiere performances, such as in July 2007 the world premiere performed in the town of Norcia, Cantica de Sancto Benedicto by Master Jacob de Haan for Solos, Choir and Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Master Filippo Salemmi and Den Haag (The Netherlands).
The choir is also regularly invited to animate liturgical celebrations in St. Peter´s Basilica in Rome and in the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi.