The performance schedule for Ars et Amici.
Ars & Amici is planning a tour of Italy’s Ligurian Coast for February 2015. Tentative dates are February 18 departure for Milan and February 23 return to the US. We will be based in Rapallo, and will have the opportunity to visit (and perform in) Cinque Terre and Monaco.
Choral singers and advanced level recorder players welcomed. Repertoire to be set by October 2014, with rehearsals in October, November, and January.
This is a self-funded trip; fees include hotels (breakfast and some meals), group transportation, local walking tours and visits to historical places. Rates are per person/double occupancy; single rooms available at a surcharge.
Non-performing friends are invited to join our adventure. Please contact Ars & Amici’s program director, Sheila Beardslee, sheilabb [at] verizon [dot] net, for further details.
Ars & Amici toured Venice and the Dolomites in April 2012. In addition to singing masses and presenting concerts, we enjoyed the beautiful mountains and valleys of the Trentino/Alto-Adige region and the glories of Venice.
Our first performance was a concert in Santa Maria Assunta (Pieve) with Coro Sass Maor, a well-known men’s chorus in the Dolomite region. Our two ensembles joined forces to sing two of the region’s most beloved song, “Signore delle cime,” and “Amici miei” (set to the tune of Amazing Grace). For masses in the mountain villages and on the islands of Venice, we sang works by Gabrieli, Croce, Marenzio, Handl & Anonymous; our consort performed instrumental works by Gabrieli, Priuli, Banchieri & others. In public concerts, we sang secular works by Monteverdi, Marenzio and Luzzaschi as well.
If you are interested to travel with us next time, please contact Ars & Amici’s program director, Sheila Beardslee, sheilabb [at] verizon [dot] net.