AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS is a most unique concept, which can be staged in any country.
From the Italian Cathedral San Cataldo it moves into the hearts of people all over the world, as over 3000 Ave Maria compositions composed since year 400 AC are found and becoming a part of the vast and controversial music project.
Everyone can join as artists or as audience to the worlds most wonderful compositions by the finest composers of all times.
Ave Maria Concert Festivals premiered at Cathedral San Cataldo, The Ancient City of Taranto.
The schedule had been hectic, and the last international artist flew into Brindisi just six hours before the presentation of the project in front of an audience and TV-reporters.
The political representative of Taranto nervously commented: "Should we cancel it, Skipper?"
Speakers got placed and tested. The Italian artists had not turned up as expected, however, that was only the Italian way, because nobody in the South of Italy goes to work before 4.30 in the afternoon. And Skipper had to learn things like that.
Everyone had to meet each other for the first time.
In the midst of the rehearsals, Signor Marco apply for silence. A ceremony was to take place at 7 P.M., quite unexpected for Skipper, who had arrived from the North of Europe without knowing every habit and the way of living in Italy.
However, everything was ready and everyone at their place at 8.30, as the concert start.
Audience, journalists, camera crews, and everyone listened to the presentation of the concept. Cathedral San Cataldo has two organs. For the event the organ in the room far back was spreading a very unique soft atmosphere of sound, as the tones reached the central church room of The Cathedral.
Imagine Liszt, Faure, Moe, Brahms, Schubert, Gounod could listen to their own music from their distant place. Imagine their souls amongst us.
Catedral San Cataldo's golden room was witnessing a new global trend being born.
NEWS: You are invited to assist us performing 3000 unique Ave Maria songs world wide. Create an Ave Maria Concert with minimum 7 Ave Maria compositions at your local church for this next Christmas or Easter.
Ave Maria Concert Festivals are now introduced to all
churches and cathedrals world wide, who wishes to join the program of performing famous and rare music of Ave Maria.
Your local cathedral or church can join the program. Perform a minimum of 7 Ave Maria songs. Prefer to include some of the rare compositions.
The program at Cathedral San Cataldo presented Ave Maria compositions by Schubert, Gounod, Caccini/Vavilov in various languages, and also added the more selective and rare composers like Sarda traditional, Gyldmark, Kahn, Bach/Skipper, Moe, Faure, Liszt, Arcadelt.
After the presentation of Ave Maria Concert Festivals at Cathedral San Cataldo composers like Basile, Cocciante, de Honestis, Piazzolla, Saint-Saens, Somma, Cherubini, Mascagni, plus more, was added to the concert repertoire.
Gracia San Cataldo Cattedrale to be The First. Afterwards we staged more concerts.
Join us for musical events during the summer. Sing Ave Maria in a concert format at your own church, and inform us of
the composers you have performed. All are welcome - choirs, orchestras, ensembles, solos, sopranos, altos, tenors, celloviolin, flutes, etc. Create your uniqueness to the performance.