Coro d'Italia Seeking Singers, Dancers for November 20 Italian Heritage Concert

Jul 08, 2016 930

Coro d'Italia ~ Italian-American Singing and Dancing Ensemble is currently interviewing new participants to sing and/or dance in their fall production. The troupe is comprised of both professional and volunteer performers and will begin once-per-week rehearsals in September for their November 20 concert at the Montclair Art Museum.

For people of Italian heritage, being part of the Coro d'Italia offers a unique opportunity to learn the traditional songs and lively folk dances of their immigrant ancestors. Participation by different generations of the same family is especially encouraged. Members range from 5-year-olds in the Bambini troupe to 95-year-old great grandparents. Not all members are of Italian descent, but all share a love of Italian music and culture. The ensemble sings in both standard Italian and regional dialects, so students of Italian are especially welcome to participate and practice their language skills. Folk dancing experience and ability to read music are desirable, but not required.

Coro d'Italia is America's first ensemble dedicated solely to Italian and Italian-American song, dance, and costuming. Founded in 1932 in New York City, the ensemble is part of D'Italia Programs, now based in New Jersey and offering performances throughout the tri-state area. D'Italia Programs is the recipient of a 2016 New Jersey State Arts Council Grant, administered by the Essex County Department of Cultural Affairs and made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information please call (973) 461-9624 or email:

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