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"Vox Lucensis" - Singing is for those who love

New choir event invites to a double premiere in the Toscana

Vox Lucensis - Concorso Corale Internazionale

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10 categories, 1 grand prize, numerous friendship concerts, endless musical enjoyment: From April 7-11, 2021 INTERKULTUR welcomes the worldwide choir community for the first time to the traditional Italian city of Lucca, the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, for the choir competition "Vox Lucensis". For this special occasion, the Luccese-born composer and guitarist Saverio Rapezzi composed the piece "Vox Lucensis", which was written especially for singing together in a great collective interpretation. 

Saverio Rapezzi studied with composers such as Azio Corghi at the Royal Philharmonic Academy of Bologna and specialised in film music with renowned film composers such as Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov and Robert Drasnin. He is founder of the Film Scoring Lab in Los Angeles and splits his activities between Europe and the United States. His repertoire of concert music, film music and music theatre includes a wide range of compositions without restrictions of genre or form; his music is frequently commissioned by prestigious festivals and music institutions, performed by renowned musicians all over the world and has won several awards in international competitions.

Composed for 4 voices a cappella, "Vox Lucensis" is characterized by a festive character and a corresponding text taken from a famous passage of the sermons of St. Augustine: "Cantare è proprio di chi ama" (Singing is for lovers); "La voce di questo cantore è il fervore di un santo amore" (The voice of the cantor is the passion of a holy love). The scores of the piece are available for download here, a first audiofile of the piece can be found here.

Further information about participation and registration for Vox Lucensis 2021 can be found here. Follow the event also on Facebook for further updates! 

© Saverio Rapezzi, Italy