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Vesuvius Ensemble: Easter Procession



Vesuvius Ensemble: Easter Procession


On Good Friday, many devoted communities in Southern Italy still walk along an ancient footpath toward a holy sanctuary, singing powerful melodies along the way. In this special Good Friday performance, the Vesuvius Ensemble will take you along a sacred musical journey, offering both traditional and composed music which considers the sacred mysteries of life and death.

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The concerts will be held at the Heliconian Hall –
35 Hazelton Ave, Toronto
Concerts begin at 8:00 (doors open at 7:30)
Regular tickets: $30
Children under 12 FREE when accompanied by an adult

The Vesuvius Ensemble’s mission is to contribute to the preservation and transmission of the enormous cultural legacy made up by the popular cultural traditions in the zone around Naples and southern Italy. This legacy includes the cultural and musical traditions of countryside peasants, whose rituals and songs been passed on orally and in writing over centuries and finally recorded and researched in the twentieth century by important scholars such as Roberto De Simone, Diego Carpitella, and Alan Lomax. The area’s cultural heritage also includes published material from professional Renaissance & Baroque composers working in urban settings who published in forms which imitated popular music or used texts in regional dialect (Falconieri, Kapsberger, Kirscher, Vinci, Provenzale, Leo, etc.).

The rustic instruments used (the tammorra, chitarra battente, ciaramella, colascione, etc.) combine with Baroque continuo instruments (chitarrone, Baroque & Renaissance guitars, lutes) to create a unique accompanimental soundscape.


Date: Friday, April 19, 2019

Time: At 8:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Vesuvius Ensemble

In collaboration with : Empire Communities John & Angela Caliento, Paul & Rebecca Elia

Entrance : With fee


The Toronto Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave, Toronto