Magnificat will receive a premiere in Italy in June of 2021. Opportunities for a major work performance with orchestra under the direction of the composer, in Florence as well as solo ensemble performances in other Italian cities.
Magnificat for Choir and Orchestra
Following the success and Carnegie Hall debut of Seven Last Words, and Gloria, plans arecurrently under way for Michael John Trotta’s next major work, Magnificat which will bepremiered in the U.S. during the ‘19-‘20 concert season. In June 2021 Michael John Trotta will conduct the Italian premier of Magnificat for SATB Choirs and Chamber Ensemble in Florence, Italy. We are excited to invite members of the commissioning organizations to take part in this unique opportunity to perform a new major work in the city that gave birth to the Renaissance. In addition to performing Magnificat under the baton of MichaelJohn Trotta, balanced choirs will have the option of singing their own repertoire as part of a spotlight performance.
TOUR ITINERARYDay 1 – DEPARTURE USA
Overnight flight from the USA to Rome, Italy.
Day 2 – ARRIVAL ROME / FLORENCE
Arrival in Rome and transfer to Florence. Time permitting, visit the Orvieto Cathedral en- route to Florence. Welcome dinner for all singers and overnight Florence.
Day 3 – FLORENCE
Morning rehearsal of Magnificat with Michael John Trotta followed by a guided sightseeing tour of Florence including a visit to the Academia and the Duomo. In the late afternoon 2nd rehearsal. Dinner on own and overnight Florence.
Day 4 – GALA CONCERT
Enjoy the morning at your leisure. Early afternoon dress rehearsal with the chamber orchestra followed by dinner. Evening Gala Concert of John Michael Trotta’s “Magnificat.” Overnight Florence.
Day 5 – START POST FESTIVAL TOUR PROGRAMS
Transfer to the airport or start customized post tours.
PRE/POST FESTIVAL TOUR PROGRAMS
Optional pre- and post-tours for groups of 20 and more passengers are available including additional individual performance opportunities for balanced ensembles. All of Perform International’s pre/post tours are fully customized to each choir’s specific needs. Following are some examples of possible options:
3 night extension tour to Rome including visits to the Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano as well as a visit to the Duomo in Siena. Additionally, guided sightseeing tours of the Vatican, including the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as of Ancient Rome with a visit to the Coliseum. Additional performance opportunities for balances ensembles on request.
4 night extension to Venice and Milan. Visit the Neonian Baptistery of Ravenna to view the magnificent mosaics. Additionally, sightseeing tours of Venice, Verona and Milan with visits to St. Mark’s Basilica, Verona’s iconic Roman Arena, the Milan Duomo and the La Scala Museum. Additional performance opportunities for balances ensembles on request.