Sacred Voices, Part II
Virtual Premiere

Sacred Voices, Part II


Sun, December 5, 2021 3:00 PM, EST

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This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere

An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.

Dear Friends, join us for an unforgettable musical journey broadcast from the beautiful historical Church in the center of Rome of Saint Peter in Vincoli, inside of which there is a famous masterpiece of Michelangelo - the statue of "Mosè".

Please read more about the Saint Peter in Vincoli here:

Accompanied by a beautiful historical monumental Organ Alari of 17th (1686) with the organist from Santa Cecilia and titular organist of Saint Maria of Angel's Francesco Saverio Colamarino and guitarist Allesandro Danieli, we will draw you into a world of sacred vocal, guitar music and organ music from Italian Renaissance, from Italian and English barock music, to Spanish music of 20th century, to the present.

We will perform the music of Merula, Monteverdi, G F Handel, Mozart, Schubert, De Falla, Lorca as well as opera of Giovanni Sollima, Giotto - Dante.

We are very happy to meet each other again for the first time after the shooting of the film ROMA VERSO LA LUCE, the world premier of which happened with great success in October, and it is still available to watch on ARIUM TV.

What's the music?

Natalia Pavlova Soprano Voice
Alessandro Danieli
Francesco Saverio Colamarino Organ

Full program with translation on English :

  • C Monteverdi "Si dolce è il tormento" SO SWEET IS THE TORMENT

So sweet is the torment
So sweet is the torment that lies in my heart,
that I live happily from its cruel beauty...
in Heaven's beauty fierce pride may grow bold without pity
but always my faith will be a rock against that wave of pride

May false hope turn back from me
may neither delight nor peace descend upon me
and the cruel woman I adore deny me merciful relief;
amidst infinite pain, amidst broken hope, my faith shall survive...

(From fire and ice I will find no repose;
only at the gate of Heaven shall I find repose...
should the deadly strike of an arrow injure my heart,
my heart shall heal by changing my lot with that [same] arrow of death)

If that unyielding heart that has captured mine
has never felt the flames of love,
if the cruel beauty that enthralled my soul denies me pity,
may she well, pained, repenting, languishing, pass a sigh for me one day

  • G Frescobaldi "Se l'aura spira"

When the graceful breeze blows,
The fresh rose laughs
And the shady hedge of emerald green
Has no fear of the summer heat.
Come delight in the dance,
Nature's fair maidens, flowers of beauty,
While the clear stream
Flows from the mountain to the sea.
Such sweet verses spread from bird to bird
Bringing the sappling to flower.
A beautiful face in the nearby shade
Alone exalts in displaying compassion.
With your song, sweet maidens,
Drive away the winds of cruelty

  • G F Hӓndel "Ombra mai fu" (from opera "Xerxes")
    Tender and beautiful fronds
    of my beloved plane tree,
    let Fate smile upon you.
    May thunder, lightning, and storms
    never disturb your dear peace,
    nor may you by blowing winds be profaned.
    Never was a shade
    of any plant
    dearer and more lovely,
    or more sweet.

  • G F Hӓndel "Lascia la spina" (from Oratory "The triumph of the time and the truth")
    Leave the thorn,
    gather the rose;
    you go looking for
    your pain.

-V A Mozart "Ave verum corpus "

-F Schubert "Ave Maria"

  • G Sollima "Giotto - Dante" (from cycle "the trip on Italy") - vocalize

Natalia Pavlova - Voice

Moscow and Rome-based soprano Natalia Pavlova (who is a descendant of Russian national poet Alexander Pushkin) has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Moscow Chaikovsky State Conservatory, Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome), and many others throughout the world.

Active in performing music from antiquity to today, she was a soloist for 6 years in the Moscow theater School of Dramatic Art, directed by Anatoly Vasiliev. Natalia has sung world premiere performances and recordings of works by composers Giovanni Sollima, Venus Rey and Iraida Yusupova, composed specially for her voice, as well as pieces by Vladimir Martynov. She serves on Artistic Council of The First Cultural International Festival, Russian-Rome, Palazzo Poli in Rome, and was recently awarded the Silver Lion at the Narnia International Festival, as well as the International "Clean Sound" Award. She recorded 3 CD with contemporary music in Da Vinci Classics ( Japan) and in Art Classics (Moscow)

Traditional Repertoire

Opera, Baroque/Early Music, Contemporary Music

Francesco Saverio Colamarino - organ

He completed classical and musical studies at the same time, graduating in Literature at the University of Rome and specializing in Organ at the Academy of Haarlem (Holland).
He has given concerts and radio recordings in various European cities, mainly on restored historical organs.

He has held masterclasses at the Academia de Organo Iberico and at the Bordeaux Conservatory. He collaborates as a teacher and expert with the Central Institute of Restoration of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and is the conservative organist of the historical organs of the Quirinale and Santa Maria in Trastevere.

He directed the restoration of the Testa-Alari organ (1673) of the Basilica of San Giovanni Battista in Rome, where he is the titular organist, and of the Woerle organ of the Church of SS. Vincenzo and Anastasio at the Trevi Fountain.

He was involved in the design and construction of the new monumental organ of the Jubilee donated by the Municipality of Rome to the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, of which he is also an organist.

He is a professor of Music History at the "A.Casella" Conservatory in L’Aquila.

Alessandro Danieli - guitar

He has graduated with full marks at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He specialized with important international artists including Maurizio Colonna, Rolf Lislevand, Magnus Andersson and was a student of the specialization courses of the prestigious Chigiana Academy of Siena under the guidance of Oscar Ghiglia. He has been performing for several years as a soloist, with orchestras and various chamber ensembles in Italy, Austria, Germany and Finland. As a soloist he is often invited to participate on international festivals and plays for important musical institutions such as the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, Epta Italy and the Youth Music Foundation of Italy. He dedicates himself in a passionate and innovative way to the repertoire of chamber music with guitar, transcribing for this instrument the most significant pages of the great chamber repertoire. Over the last few years he has participated as a young talent in the world of guitar and plays as a guest on various Rai television programs.

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