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From Summit to the Sistine, New Jerseyans Make History

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Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus to Perform in Sistine Chapel in February.
Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus to Perform in Sistine Chapel in February.

 



From Summit to the Sistine, New Jerseyans

make history

The Sistine Chapel is one of the world’s premier

performance venues. It is opening its doors to an American choral group for the

first time in history to present a concert to a VIP audience. No stranger to

the Vatican or Vatican City’s non-profit musical extension, Fondazione Pro

Musica E Arte Sacra, Continuo Arts Founder Candace Wicke was the first woman

conductor to appear on the Fondazione’s annual international festival in Rome

and only the second American, following the great Paul Salamonovich. “To say we

are excited, thrilled and humbled by this unbelievable invitation is a huge

understatement; truly, sometimes there are no words” says Wicke “I don’t know

how to describe the nature and importance of this concert opportunity we have

been given; this won’t happen again!”


On February 13th, singers in the Continuo Arts

Intergenerational Choral Ensembles, members of the national Continuo Arts

Symphonic Chorus and singers from All Saints Princeton will travel to Ireland

with many non-singing music and art aficionados.  Over a hundred strong, concerts will be

presented in Limerick and Dublin with additional stops in Waterford, and

Wicklo. Then it is on to Italy with performances in Assisi, St. Peter’s

Basilica and culminating in the concert experience of a lifetime inside the

Sistine Chapel. Featuring the music of Hollywood Composer Stephen James

Edwards, five movements of his “Requiem for My Mother”, previously premiered in

Carnegie Hall, will be performed.


Attending this private concert will be audience members

comprising VIP guests, Vatican Clergy, and international media. Invited

dignitaries include President and Mrs. Barack Obama, New Jersey Governor Chris

Christie, State Legislatures, the American Ambassador to Italy and of course

Pope Francis himself.  Surrounded by the

world’s great artistic masterpieces everyone present will undoubtedly

experience the transformative power of great music and art while forging

cultural and international exchange at the highest level.

Local music lovers can have a preview of the concert on

February 11th, 7:30 pm at Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple

Street, Summit, NJ. The preview is free and open to the public.


 For more

information visit www.continuoarts.com or call 908-264-5324.

The Continuo Arts Foundation

Contact: Jocelyn McGillian

Email: jocelyn@continuoarts.org

Phone: 908-264-5324



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