International Oratorio Choir

Choral Workshop with Concert 17-21 October 2018 on Lake Garda in Italy

Gioacchino Rossini - Stabat Mater


Who is the International Oratorio Choir?

The International Oratorio Choir (Artistic Director Peter Laskowski) is a project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorios you know in an international lineup.

Which piece will be worked on together?

Gioacchino Rossini’s Stabat Mater is the central piece of church music written by this Italian opera composer. It is based on a mediaeval poem called Stabat Mater Dolorosa. Following Italian traditions of church music, Rossini divided the mediaeval sequence in Stabat Mater into clearly separated solo and ensemble movements. The care with which he undertook this task is reflected in the fact that he used no material from earlier works whatsoever. Stabat Mater contains both operatic elements and features of church music: lively melodic patterns and dynamic rhythms can be found alongside contrapuntal sections composed in the old style.

What are the terms and conditions for singers?

  • own choral scores (published by Kalmus Music) of Stabat Mater (G. Rossini)
    You can order it here
  • some rough knowledge of the piece (e.g. having worked through it yourself or indeed having performed it on a previous occasion)
  • commitment to attend all the rehearsals throughout the project phase

Where will the rehearsals be held?

On Lake Garda the International Oratorio Choir will be using the rehearsal rooms.
The region presents a wonderful spectacle of natural luminescence and colours for an unforgettable musical event.

Where and when the concert will take place?

The oratory will be held in front in international lineup in the Auditorium St. Giuseppe in Riva del Garda (Italy) on 20 October 2018 at 15:00 hrs within the context of the 12th Lago di Garda Music Festival.


What is the schedule of the project?

17 October: afternoon arrival
18 October: 9:00-11:00 hrs separate rehearsals for sopranos and altos
  11:00-13:00 hrs separate rehearsals for tenoros and basses
  20:00-22:30 hrs full choir rehearsal with piano accompaniment
19 October: 9:00-12:00 hrs full choir rehearsal with piano accompaniment and soloists
  20:00-22:30 hrs full choir rehearsal with orchestra and soloists
20 October: 10:00-12:00 hrs final rehearsal
  15:00 hrs concert
21 October: morning departure

There will be plenty of time between rehearsals for leisure activities and for talking with other project participants.

What is included in the price?

  • participation in five rehearsals
  • participation in the concert
  • half-board accommodation (breakfast and dinner) at the hotel of your chosen category
  • discount price of 50% for the group leader / our contact person at least 20 persons

What does the participation cost and how do you register?

To start with, simply complete the application form. Then we will send you further details about a binding booking.

What is the deadline for a booking?

We need to receive your booking by 15 June 2018. However, we recommend booking as early as possible, as the number of participants is limited.




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