♪ Italy’s Notes of Joy Choir Festival – Rome, June 2015 with Gregory Gentry
Date: March 11, 2014
I’d be honored if you would consider bringing your choir (or a group of your singers) with me to Italy for the Notes of Joy festival I am leading there next June. In addition to singing Mass at St. Peter’s, and the gala festival choir concert, there will be opportunities for individual performances and options to continue touring and singing in Florence and Venice.
At 16 years of age, I had the privilege of performing with my high school ensembles to France, England and Ireland. It was a remarkable and life-changing journey. Through this, I learned to appreciate other cultures, absorb the historic beauty of European cities and countryside, make life-long friendships and create music beyond anything I had ever experienced.
In part this is why I have accepted the invitation to lead the Notes of Joy festival - hoping to help make the same kind of opportunity available to other singers.
Traveling to Italy enables you to sing in glorious centuries-old cathedrals, see magnificent frescos by Michelangelo, savor the aromas of authentic Italian food, and hear the Italian language spoken - the operatic language of so many Verdi, Puccini and Mozart operas.
Join me in creating music and memories that will stay with you for a lifetime