and in other prestigious events in Bologna, Italy, and abroad.
The Choir is the most impressive body of the Collegium Musicum, with more than 100 vocalists hailing from various countries and courses of study. It embodies the ideals that are at the heart of the association’s activity: uniting musicians, music lovers and young people who are experiencing classical music for the first time, in a stimulating environment for all who want to enrich their study experience and deepen their musical knowledge. It offers moreover an up-close experience with Europe’s great symphonic-coral music, from the best-known works to the most interesting pieces, including works that are lesser known to the public. Sash color: red.
The Chamber Choir was formed 20 years ago and is mainly dedicated to the sacred church music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Since its founding it has collaborated with key musical institutions in Bologna. In 2007 and 2012 it performed in the Johannes-Passion and Matthäus-Passion by J.S. Bach together with the Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Comunale. In 2011 it premiered the cantata La Vera Storia del Va Pensiero by Azio Corghi commissioned by the Bologna Accademia Filarmonica. In 2015 it participated in the performance of a monumental four-choir mass by Giacomo Antonio Perti with the Basilica di San Petronio’s music chapel. In 2016 it performed Henry Purcell, celebrated opera Didone ed Enea, i with soloist Romina Basso. The choir has also performed in major festivals in Florence, Modena, Como, Fiesole, Parma, Cagliari, Uppsala and Paris. Sash color: blue.
The Women’s Choir is the youngest choral group, formed in 2008 with the goal of exploring music dedicated to formation and growth. It has toured in Italy and abroad, performing major works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Poulenc e Fauré and contemporary compositions such as the Tre mottetti for women’s choice by Rocco de Cia, written specially for the voices of this choir. The choir boasts 25 young singers, most of them Italian and foreign university students. Sash color: green.