BOLOGNA

KOMOS CORO GAY DI BOLOGNA

ITALY

Type: SATB
Members: 30
Founded: 2018

ABOUT

Il coro Komos – primo coro maschile gay d’Italia – diretto da Lorenzo Orlandi è stato fondato nel settembre 2008. Il primo gruppo di coristi, con la comune passione per la musica e il canto, ha svolto la propria attività corale in diverse sedi a partire dal Circolo Arcigay “Matthew Shepard” di Modena, poi a Bologna presso il Cassero, sede dell’Arcigay Nazionale, dove ha debuttato in marzo 2009. Successivamente presso i locali della Parrocchia di San Bartolomeo della Beverara ove gli è stata offerta cortese ospitalità dal parroco Don Nildo Pirani. Dal 2011 presso la Chiesa Evangelica Metodista di Bologna e Modena, in Via Giacomo Venezian, in pieno centro a Bologna a due passi da Piazza Maggiore e dalle Due Torri.

Da settembre 2012 il coro Komos ha aderito al progetto musicale  dell’omonima Associazione Culturale istituita nel luglio dello stesso anno, diventandone parte.
Il Coro ha così intensificato le sue esperienze musicali sia a livello nazionale, sia europeo, molto spesso con la collaborazione di noti artisti e professionisti della scena lirica e musicale italiana ed internazionale.

 

Il repertorio del Coro, in continua evoluzione, spazia dal Rinascimento al Romanticismo, dall’opera al Novecento fino alla contemporaneità, includendo prime esecuzioni italiane ed assolute (Romeu e eu, scritto per Komos da Antonio Giacometti, Divo e mortale di Mattia Culmone), oltre a brani pop in arrangiamenti originali.


Tra i tanti eccellenti musicisti che collaborano con il coro: i soprani Jessica Pratt, Tiziana Tramonti, Eleonora Cilli, Caterina Di Tonno, Arianna Donadelli, il mezzo Federica Carnevale, il controtenore Flavio Ferri Benedetti, i tenori Enea Scala e Jason Ferrante, i baritoni Alfonso Antoniozzi e Giorgio Caoduro e i poliedrici ed inclassificabili Michael Aspinall e Drusilla Foer.

​Komos, first gay men's chorus of Italy, was born in September 2008, the brainchild of director Paul V. Montanari. Through an intensive recruitment activities through print and web, it is the first group of singers who share a passion for music and singing, they actually founded the choir komos choral conducting its business at the Circle Arcigay "Matthew Shepard" of Modena.

Soon as a result of increasing participation, this seat has proved cramped and no longer suitable, so the choir moved to Bologna. First at The Keep, home of the National Arcigay, which debuted in March 2009 joined by soprano Tiziana Tramonti, from the tenor Jason Ferrante and pianist Mario Sollazzo . Subsequently, at the premises of the Parish of St. Bartholomew 's Beverara where he was offered gracious hospitality by the parish priest Don Nildo Pirani.

By the will of the Curia of Bologna, the chorus is forced yet another transfer, but this has not prevented the "Komosnauti " - as they like to call the choir of komos - to persevere along the route with the aim to play a role in representing within the social network to spread the LGBTQ and western classical music in order to break down the stereotypes that surround these two realities.

Thanks to the support of associations, institutions and citizens from all over Italy the komos has received lots of offers for a new space in which to continue the musical activity. The choice then fell on the headquarters of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Bologna, Via Giacomo Venezian 1, a short walk from the Two Towers and Piazza Maggiore. Thanks to the availability and kindness of the pastor and his community, as well as to support the brave Master Shoe Iolando in favor of our music project, this has become the registered office of komos which was formed in 2011 as an Association of Social Promotion.

Both the enhancement and respect for differences as the exaltation of the universality of music as a global language, have helped to create within the choral group a distinctly multicultural reality that has emerged over time as a valuable peculiarities of komos.

To date, the adventurous and daring journey of Komosnauti offers many musical and cultural experiences at national and European level, often with the collaboration of well-known artists and professionals of the stage musical and lyrical Italian and international .

2018

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