A Musical Celebration of Vatican II’s 50th Anniversary

Festival of Faith Performance

During the week of December 5-10, 2015, four talented, passionate, and dedicated Catholic Choirs from across the United States traveled to Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary or the Second Vatican Council. This historic event – where 2,500 bishops, 1,000 … Continue reading

The D.C. Boys Choir Lets Their Passion Lead the Way Through Italy

D.C. Boys Choir - 2015 Italy Tour

The D.C. Boys Choir is a rare gem in today’s choral world.  Started in 1993 by the inimitable Eleanor Stewart, the choir came to fruition at a time when crime in the nation’s capital was high and many inner city … Continue reading

A Call for Choirs to Sing with Z. Randall Stroope

Rome International Choral Festival Performance at St. Peter's Basilica - Z. Randall Stroope, Conductor

The Festival Corale Internazionale di Roma has become a seasoned classic in Italy’s historic capital. Taking place annually in June, the event features a major choral performance in one of Rome’s most historic basilicas, Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva, … Continue reading

Announcing the 2016 Rome International Choral Festival

The 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. Continue reading

Summer Spotlight: Rome Choral Festival 2014

Rome International Choral Festival - Z. Randall Stroope

The 6th Annual Festival Corale Internazionale di Roma June 21 – 25 was “the best one ever” according to Dr. Z Randall Stroope, Artistic Director. Dr. Stroope has conducted this festival now for five years. Festival repertoire included works from Leisring, Vierne, Telemann, Hovland, Moore, Barnum, Stroope, Mealor and Gibbs. Federico Vallini, festival organist, and a Choral Festival Chamber Orchestra provided accompaniment. Continue reading

Bosque School Choir Sings at 2014 Rome Choral Festival

Bosque School Choir in Rome

The Bosque School Choir of Albuquerque, New Mexico recently returned from their tour of Italy and performed at the 2014 Rome Choral Festival this past June.

Director Joanna Hart spoke about the ensemble’s experiences and highlights abroad: Continue reading