GIORNALE/STAMPA ITALIA: "AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVAL - UN SUCCESSO DI ARTISTI E DI PUBBLICO NELLE SUGGESTIVA CHIESA MATRICE"
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TODAY 12 O'Clock * Sing/ play along to this Ave Maria
from your balcony and dedicate thoughts and
respect to victims, doctors, and hospital staff *
TODAY 18 O'CLOCK Sing/ play along to this Ave Maria
from your balcony and dedicate thoughts and
respect to doctors and hospital staff *
GET NEW AVE MARIA INSPIRATION EVERY DAY AND SING OR PERFORM FROM YOUR BALCONY
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* SING WITH THE WORLD 23. DECEMBER *
EVERY DAY WE LET DOCTORS AND NURSES KNOW, WE THINK OF THEIR JOB TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM THE VIRUS
EVERY DAY AT 12 NOON AND 18 O'CLOCK EVENING WE PRAY WITH THE SONG AVE MARIA, WHILE WORLDS TOP ARTISTS PERFORM A RECORDED
AVE MARIA IN THE BACKGROUND AS YOU SING FROM THE BALCONY
WHO CREATED AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS?
Ave Maria Concert Festivals is the creation of N. Skipper.
WHEN WAS AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS FIRST CONCERT PRESENTION?
The first concert presentations was in Italy 24th of May 2011, at a presentation TV-reported by RAI (Italian television).
WHEN WAS N. SKIPPER'S AVE MARIA RECORDED?
The first instrumental recording with N. Skipper's composition was created in November 1998. The first recording with
vocals was created in 2005 by artist Alex Franci in German language.
After composer N. Skipper's visit with T. Capone in The Vatican, April 2011,
the Italian language recording, translated into Italian language by M. L. Reitberger, was recorded by artist Alessia Coppola.
WHERE DID AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS HAVE PREMIERE
At Catthedrale San Cataldo, The Ancient City of Taranto.
HOW MANY COMPOSERS
To begin with we only thought of fifty maybe a hundred composers, however, as we started digging into the composers registered having composed their
Ave Maria, we first found up to 3000 composers, and now 4000+ composers.
HOW MANY AVE MARIA SONGS NEEDED TO CREATE A REAL AVE MARIA CONCERT UNDER THE CONCEPT OF AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS?
Minimum 7 Ave Maria songs. Select a variety of favorite composers, and present the songs your own way, with various instruments, various genres.
Thus, classical, pop, jazz, electronics - as choir, as instrumental ensembles, as balcony performances at home, at flash-mob, etc.
MAY EVERYBODY SING OR PERFORM AVE MARIA?
Yes. If you are born by a mother. In other words, Ave Maria is a symbol of motherhood, maternity, fertility, nativity, children. You yourself was born by a mother,
so of course you should appreciate that you got at chance to live in this beautiful world with sun and moon and stars, mountains, rivers, seas, and trees.
WHEN MAY I SING AVE MARIA?
Every day. If you sing one Ave Maria composition every day, it will take you about 12 years to get through the repertoire.
OCCATIONS FOR SINGING AVE MARIA?
As a focus for the festival, you can perform every day in the month of December, and with the special focus titled "The Day Before The Day",
the 23rd of December to 24th of December.
Imagine a mother-to-be and her last silent moments before she will give birth to a child, that she had cared much for carrying around
during a period of nine months. You need to respect that. Symbolicly.
MAY I CREATE MY OWN CONCERT?
Of course. Create your own Ave Maria concert with a minimum of 7 songs, and solo "Ave Maria", or "Salva Regina".
Ave Maria has many names and titles now.
WHEN WAS THE FIRST AVE MARIA SONG COMPOSED?
It seems that the first actual song was composed year 731 A.D.
WHERE WAS THE FIRST AVE MARIA SONG COMPOSED?
It seems that the first melody was created approx. 731 A.D. in Southern Germany, a Monestary by a lake of Boden See.
WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR AVE MARIA COMPOSITION?
The most popular composition is probably Franz Schubert, The Lady at The Lake, which begin with the prayer words "Ave Maria".
The composition is based on a story from Scotland, however, very melodic, so the popularity has grown, also because of the
invention of the gramophone, film, and later the radio, and later the television. Franz Schubert composed his Ave Maria for
a female voice in 1825.
IS AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS A COMPETITION?
No. It is a presentation in many languages of celebrating life. You yourself was born. Therefore sing.
Symbolicly we have Mary/Maria, a time span of 2000 years.
WHICH AVE MARIA IS THE EASIEST TO PERFORM?
The lyrics of Ave Maria in Vavilov composition from year 1970 is probably the easiest.
It is also quickly understandable between all nations.
AVE MARIA FROM YOUR OWN BALCONY
Invite your neighbours to sing/ play Ave Maria from their balcony the 23. December.
Make all transmit their performance to friends and family around the globe.
1. September 2023 12.00 * Taiwan Kids Flash Mob * Maria / Pachelbel
1. September 2023 18.00 * Chorale Saint Kizito de Bingerville * Ave Maria / Johann Pachelbel
2. September 2023 12.00 * Dei Amoris Cantores * Ave Maria / Tanguy Dionis du Sejour
2. September 2023 18.00 * Alessia Coppola, Marika Gianfreda, Pietro Cinieri, Mimmo Galoppa * Ave Maria & Giuseppe / Skipper & Reitberger
3. September 2023 12.00 * U2 Bono & Pavarotti & Leone Magiera * Ave Maria /
3. September 2023 18.00 * Beth Hart * Mama, This One is For You /
4. September 2023 12.00 * Begona Alberdi * Ave Maria / Luigi Cherubini
4. September 2023 18.00 * The Georgia Boy Choir * Ave Maria /
5. September 2023 12.00 * Lorena Lelis & Girls Choir Petropolis * Ave Maria /
5. September 2023 18.00 * Vincent Niclo & Les Petits Chanteurs à La Croix De Bois * Ave Maria / Schubert
POP STARS AND ROCK STARS ALSO SING "AVE MARIA"
Enjoy Beyonce, Scorpions, U2 Bono ...and many more.
6. September 2023 12.00 * Marisa Sharon Hartanto & Workshop Choir * Ave Maria / Domenico Bartolucci
6. September 2023 18.00 * Academic Choir Ivan Goran Kovacic, Luka Vuksic * Ave Maria / Tomas Luis de Victoria
THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY * 23. DECEMBER FESTIVAL VIRTUALLY
Media has changed over the years, and so has the presentation of music over the years. Music greeting motherhood, maternity and life, via Maria, has changed over a period of 1.600 years, and it is now possible for artists to learn about unknown Ave Maria compositions, for example by Carlo Baffioni, Cocciante, Netto. Ave Maria Concert Festivals premiered in Italy 2011.
7. September 2023 12.00 * Nataliya Gudziy * Ave Maria /
7. September 2023 18.00 * Uudam * Mother in The Dream /
8. September 2023 12.00 * Chouchou * Ave Maria, I Come With The World /
8. September 2023 18.00 * Hayato Kadono * Ave Maria /
9. September 2023 12.00 * A Saudi Arabian * Ave Maria / Schubert
9. September 2023 18.00 * Joan Sutherland · The London Opera Chorus · National Philharmonic Orchestra · Richard Bonynge * Ave Maria, Piena di Gratia / Giacomo Puccini
11. September 2023 18.00 * * Ask Maria, A Good Mother Across Time and Space, 请求玛利亚 / Mao Jiying, Zhou Congling
12. September 2023 12.00 * Renee Fleming & Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Trevor Pinnock * Ave Maria /
12. September 2023 18.00 * Cappella Victoria Jakarta, Herman Yoseph Tan * Ave Maria, Sancta Maria / Rosarium
13. September 2023 12.00 * Fr Ripperger * Our Lady of Sorrows /
13. September 2023 18.00 * Fayola King Lawrence & The Lydians & Lydian Steel Desperados Steel Orchestra & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons * Ave Maria por Cuba / Jose Maria Vitier
14. September 2023 12.00 * Libera, Philip Byrd * Ave Maria / Robert Prizeman
14. September 2023 18.00 * Muslim Girl * Virgin Mary /
Ave Maria in Arabic
15. September 2023 12.00 * Peter Ekeuba & Kyle Francis Vaughan-Williams * Ave Maria /
15. September 2023 18.00 * Schola d'Arezzo Choir of St. Norbert Abbey, Lynn Griebling * Ave Maria / Mark D. Falcone
16. September 2023 12.00 * Kanauzova Elizabeth * Ave Maria / Vavilov
16. September 2023 18.00 * The Salt Lake Children's Choir * Ave Maria / Ralph B. Woodward
17. September 2023 12.00 * Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra Greiz-Reichenbach & Dresden University Choir, Stefan Fraas * Ave Maria / Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger
17. September 2023 18.00 * Favaracity Choir * Ave Verum / Enrico Fallea
PERFORM OUR BEAUTIFUL AVE MARIA MUSIC AT:
CHRISTMAS * WEDDINGS * FESTIVALS * STREET PERFORMANCES * BAPTISM * FUNERALS * CONCERTS * EASTER * SPECIAL DAYS IN YOUR LIFE
TODAY * JOIN FROM YOUR BALCONY 12 O'CLOCK AND 18 O'CLOCK
* DISCOVER NEW TALENTS OR NEW AVE MARIA SONGS YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD BEFORE *
THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY * 23. DECEMBER * ALWAYS A CONCERT DAY
The movie "Two Popes" portray a situation where pop-icons ABBA's music is playing. One and a half year prior to this episode, something very special happened in The Vatican State and in Italy. Learn more about Ave Maria Concert Festivals.
18. September 2023 12.00 * University Choir of Hong Kong & Cathedral Children's Choir * Ave Verum Corpus / Mozart
18. September 2023 18.00 * Cappella Victoria Jakarta, Herman Yoseph Tan * Ave Maria no. 2 & Sancta Maria no. 1 / Pablo Casals
19. September 2023 12.00 * Sancta Maria Choir, Jamil Toufic * Oummi ya Oummi / Jamil Toufic
19. September 2023 18.00 * Lara Fabian & Gregory Lemarchal * Un Ave Maria / Lara Fabian, Jean-felix Lalanne
20. September 2023 12.00 * Gentlemen Singers * Ave Dulcissima Maria / Morten Lauridsen
20. September 2023 18.00 * Violet, Amelia Brightman * Ave Maria / Schubert
Media has changed over the years, and so has the presentation of music over the years.
Music greeting motherhood, via Maria, has changed over a period of 1.600 years. Back in the 1960'ies the organisation FIDOF was established to promote music festivals around the world, and thereby cultural communication via 320 festivals. The Disneyland organisation joined along with The Mayor of Los Angeles and many others. FIDOF's organisation created the platform for Ave Maria Concert Festivals, Est. 2011.
Ave Maria corona/covid'19 page premiered 21. March 2020
21. September 2023 12.00 * Koor van de Emmanuel-Parochie, Arjen Seinen * Ave Maria / Burgmuller
21. September 2023 18.00 * Chinese Friends of the Jesuit * Ave Maria / Fruto Ll. Ramirez
22. September 2023 12.00 * Freiburger Domsingknaben, Raimund Hug * Ave Maria / Johann Michael Haydn
22. September 2023 18.00 * Gigliola Cinquetti, Pablo Colino & The Vatican Choir * Ave Maria / F. Schubert
Ave Maria is and can be performed on streets. Surprisingly you sometimes find famous artists like Martin standing performing Ave Maria on the street. His career is now expanding in China, although he is from the Netherlands, where he was a baker for 32 years. The month of December is now dedicated to 4000 Ave Maria songs. Join as an artist. Join as audience.
23. September 2023 12.00 * Dragana Djordjevic Koncerti * Ave Maria / W.A. Mozart
23. September 2023 18.00 * The Marian Consort & The Illyria Consort * Ave Maria / Francesco Usper
24. September 2023 12.00 * Diabolus in Musica, Antoine Guerber * Ave Maria Gratia Plena / Guillaume de Machaut
24. September 2023 18.00 * Pien van Gerven * Ave Maria /
12 YEARS CELEBRATION
Since the presentation of The First Ave Maria Concert Festivals at Catthedrale San Cataldo, Italy, in 2011 with the presence of Holy, RAI Television, press, artists, the concept has expanded paying honor to 4.000 ancient and contemporary composers, who in their music and writing has honored women, maternity, prayers, motherhood via Mary/ Maria.
We are proud to be able to guide you forward, so you can develop your talent and understanding, and furthermore we are delighted that you can join singing to the world directly from your own balcony each and every day.
Especially we invite you to perform Ave Maria at two special occations - namely, 25th of March, and 23. December - 24. December [The Day Before The Day], where we highlight your attention to the fact, that you and all were born by a woman, your mother, which you should respect with singing and playing some of the unique melodies and songs.
25. September 2023 12.00 * Ex Tempore * Ave Regina / Johann Michael Haydn
25. September 2023 18.00 * 2000 Singers * Ave Maria /
26. September 2023 12.00 * Rachel Priest & Diane Bish * Ave Maria / Cesar Franck
26. September 2023 18.00 * The Benedictine Monks of the Abbey Ganagobie * Ave Maris Stella / Liber Usualis
INSPIRATION FOR PRODUCTION OF AVE MARIA VIDEOS
BACH vs. BACH provide a very interesting view within Ave Maria music. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach composed his prelude in 1618 when he was 33 years old. Two hundred and thirty years later the composer Mendelssohn invite Charles Gounod to a concert with works of this forgotten composer, Bach, who long time ago wrote some music, which is outdated in 1850. Charles Gounod, however, returns to The Vatican and create a melody line honoring Ave Maria, and calls it "Meditation". Another 148 years later composer S. Skipper created a second verse based on the same Gounod bars, and the interesting aspect is, that Charles Gounod had added an extra bar towards the end of the Bach accompaniment. Listen to his piano piece, and try to fit Gounod and Skipper's melody lines, and you will discover, you will have to do some musical tricks to make lyrics fit.
Both melody lines are suitable for solo, choir, ensembles, and while Gounod's melody line start off soft, the Skipper melody line calls for a very talented high pitch. Imagine artist number one start out with Gounod, and then Pavarotti enter the stage lifting his powerful voice. Both thereby supplement each other.
C. Gounod worked in The Vatican in 1850ies. N. Skipper visited The Vatican in 2011 having developed the conceptual idea of bringing life and rebirth to ancient and contemporary composers by hailing motherhood and maternity, The Day Before The Day, symbolicly via Maria and the meditation thoughts and worries a mother does the day before a child is born.
27. September 2023 12.00 * Cantores in Ecclesia, Dean Applegate * Ave Maris Stella / Trad.
27. September 2023 18.00 * Mara Guseynova & Alois Mühlbacher * Ave Maris Stella / Leo Delibes
28. September 2023 12.00 * Female Choir Balta, Mara Marnauza * Ave Maris Stella / Eva Ugalde
28. September 2023 18.00 * Apollo's Fire & The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Jeannette Sorrell * Ave Maris Stella / Monteverdi
29. September 2023 12.00 * Verbum Gloriae * Ave Maris Stella, Santisima Virgen Maria / Gregorian
29. September 2023 18.00 * Coral Encontro, Sergio Fontao * Ave Maria / Benedetto Marcello
30. September 2023 12.00 * Perry Como * Ave Maria / Schubert
30. September 2023 18.00 * Calvin Peng * 請求瑪利亞, Ask Mary /
ANCIENT AVE MARIA SHEET MUSIC
Ave Maria Concert Festivals bring rebirth and new life to ancient composers, and enable musicians to get inspired and perform with us globally and virtually the 23. and 24. December in the concert concept named "The Day Before The Day".
Written during the rule of Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon [Alfonso el Sabio, Alfonso the Wise], the canticles are a collection of monodic songs, in Galician language and mensural notation, in honor of the Virgin Mary.
Ave Maria Concert Festivals, a universal music project, where children, men and women of all countries are able
to sing and perform in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.
The purpose of Ave Maria Concert Festivals is to realise human unity.
Lift your iPhone/smartphone, press the butten, and sing to and with all of your friends in the world, to greet
that you yourself was born.
Make freinds - not enemies.
A mother sing Ave Maria in Bergamo, where the pandamy Covid-19 was first detected. Her child join.
ITALY HAS BEAUTIFUL TALENTS, YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD ABOUT.
JOIN EVERY DAY * YOU MAY HAVE TALENTS, WHO WILL JOIN 23. DECEMBER FESTIVAL VIRTUALLY
"The Day Before The Day" where Mary/ Maria gives birth is in the future a music celebration day, where all people from all nations should pick up their smartphones, iPhones, Androids and stream live one verse of Ave Maria to their friends and to the world. Pick up your phone and sing any time of the day in your country. Starting in the Pacific, continueing via the Philippines, Korea, Australia, India, China, Africa, Europe, America, Hawaii, Alaska.
First year you chose the Ave Maria song you like the best. You can be at home, with family, with friends, with your local choir or music ensemble. Make yourself notice and do observe talents may find other Ave Maria talents at the LinkedIn page. Write your frinds and followers. The 23rd of December is a mother day.
If the link does not work on your smartphone, please try this link:
Publishing and Record labels such as Sony Music, Naxos, Deutsche Gramophone, Warner, etc., have used their profit from the i.e. the rock music industry to finance recordings of rare and never-heard-before ancient music.