Polyphonies “in viva voce” 19 – Cantare a cuncordu: Liturgical and Ceremonial Polyphonies in Central Sardinia
Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
4pm — Seminar Liturgical and Ceremonial Polyphonies in Central Sardinia with Maurizio Agamennone, Giovanni De Zorzi and Ignazio Macchiarella
6.30pm — Concert Choir Su Cuncordu e’ su Rosariu from Santu Lussurgiu (Oristano, Sardinia)
Cantare a cuncordu: Liturgical and Ceremonial Polyphonies in Central Sardinia
The Polyphonies “in viva voce” project is one of the most important opportunities in Italy and Europe to listen to and observe the choral singing practices eagerly preserved in many local traditions.
Since 1997 the singers and instrumentalists invited to Venice have come from various geographical regions: the large Mediterranean islands, Caucasia, Eastern Europe, the Balkans and various localities on the Italian peninsula. This has made it possible to hear particularly exuberant complex, multiform male and female choral singing. Such forms of singing have often become lively markers of local identities that have become mobile and fragile, despite being acknowledged by UNESCO protocols as part of the intangible heritage of humanity.