Florence, Italy, boasts a number of beautiful churches and basilicas, but none more magnificent than the Great Basilica di Santa Croce. We have been fortunate enough to arrange a special sacred music program in this ancient church in the middle of Holy Week this April. Led by conductor Peter Tiboris, the Vintage High School Choir from Napa, California, and the Coro del Liceo will perform a selection of sacred music including Mozart’s Ergo Interest, K.143/73a and Fauré’s Requiem. The choirs will be accompanied by the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina. The concert will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 8:30pm.
About the Basilica
Located in the heart of Florence, Italy, the Basilica di Santa Croce has become one of the city’s biggest tourist destinations. Although the origins are unclear, local legend has it that St. Francis himself founded the church that stood where Santa Croce does today. Construction on the Basilica began in 1294 and was completed nearly 100 years later in 1385; with 16 chapels, a nave, bell tower, and cloisters, it is the largest Franciscan church in the world. Beautiful architecture as well as frescoes by the late medieval master Giotto make Santa Croce a must-see destination for art-lovers worldwide.
The Vintage High School Choir also will be performing in that Sant’Anastasia Church in Verona, Italy, the following day on April 12, at 4pm. Mark Teeters, their director, will lead them in an a cappella performance of sacred music.
Learn more about this upcoming concert series as well as other international concerts here: http://midamerica-music.com/2017-midam-concerts/.
Over the past 34 years, MidAmerica Productions has produced over 1300 concerts in historic halls all over the world. To have your ensemble perform with us in Carnegie Hall or internationally visit our website or call us at 212-239-0205.