The church San Paolino unites international choirs
A Singing Together in honor of Giacomo Puccini
Following the competition in the category Sacred Choral Music all participating singers have united to one big choir. Under the direction of Artistic Director Romāns Vanags they sung the Requiem of the popular composer Giacomo Puccini (1858- 1924). On the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the death of Giuseppe Verdi Puccini composed the work for a three part choir, organ/harmonium and viola, which was first performed in Italy in 1905. Nowadays the Requiem is popular to sing, because the choral writing is easy to sing and only two instrumentalists are necessary for a performance.
At the Singing Together in the church San Paolino in Viareggio the big choir was accompanied by Giacomo Benedetti (Organ) and Pierpaolo Ugolini (Viola). The sound, which was created by the large number of enthusiastic singers, was simply overwhelming. Don’t you think?