Announcing the 2016 Rome International Choral Festival

St Peter's 46IMG_7145The renowned Festival Corale Internazionale di Roma is back again for another year on June 22-26, 2016. This spectacular choral celebration will feature mixed-voice singers from choirs across North America performing en masse under the baton of maestro Z. Randall Stroope, artistic director and conductor.


The eighth-annual festival features several performances, including a Mass participation at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on June 24, 2016, and a formal finale concert at Rome’s famed Santa Maria sopra Minerva Basilica on June 25, 2016. We look forward to celebrating Italy’s choral heritage within one of the country’s most musical centerpieces.

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About the Director:

Z. Randall Stroope is one of the most active choral conductors and composers working today, with recent conducting engagements at the American School in Singapore, Canterbury Cathedral, England, Salzburger Dom in Salzburg, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Vancouver Symphony (British Columbia), and two performances at the Vatican in the past year. His compositions sell over 200,000 copies a year, and are performed regularly by esteemed ensembles throughout the world, including professional ensembles in France, Holland, Hong Kong, Spain, Japan, Australia, the Czech Republic, and Canada.

Festival Choir and Orchestra_01Dr. Stroope has personally conducted/recorded 13 professional compact discs, and recordings of his music are heard frequently on radio and television broadcasts, including National Public Radio. He has conducted 33 All-State choirs in the United States. Dr. Stroope is the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he conducts the Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir, and coordinates the undergraduate and graduate choral conducting program at the University.

To learn more about the Rome Choral Festival and how your ensemble can participate in the future, please visit the festival website.

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