Are you a dedicated AMATEUR CHORAL SINGER? Are you a SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER, CHURCH or CHORAL MUSICIAN?
“As a first-time participant with SERENADES Choral Travel, I was drawn not only to the music, but to the incredible locale of the program. I was charmed by Noto and the surrounding towns that we visited in Sicily. While participating in a small a cappella group and singing a varied repertoire was the main attraction, I absolutely reveled in the food and wine! I was so pleased that we had such enthusiastic audience each concert night. I have traveled with other singing groups, but this was a different, more personal experience. Bottom line, I would sing with SERENADES Choral Travel again!” – Viviana
“Sing beautiful music in gorgeous historic setting, live for twelve days in 18th century baroque surrounding, work hard, play hard, eat and drink bene. These were what attracted me to join the 2019 Umbrian Serenades program in Sicily. As I look back, the experiences far exceeding my expectations – and how! But what I didn’t count on were the wonderful participants in the program – enthusiastic, friendly, talented, outgoing, delightful. Kudos to Paulo, David and Karen for making this one of the best life-time events ever.” – Chuck
Viviana and Chuck Holmes, 2019 SICILY program participants
“When I signed up for the 2019 program in SICILY I was very excited. But I can’t fully express how the entire experience far exceeded my expectations. All aspects of the program were organized to the smallest detail and the collaboration between Paulo Faustini of SERENADES Choral Travel and Karen La Rosa from La RosaWorks was flawless. I’m sure behind the scenes there were months of detailed planning and organizing and worrying – but for the participants, it was a breeze. If you are a CHORAL SINGER, this program is intense and hard work, but it’s wonderful beyond words and worth every single moment. I learned more in three days of rehearsals in Sicily than I’ve learned in many years of singing. And the friendships developed with the other singers were immediate. I felt I had known and enjoyed these kind and special people for many years, not just a few short days. In addition to the music, which for me was paramount, the beautiful architecture and landscapes of Sicily were incredible and amazing. The food and wine was absolutely luscious and the people of Sicily couldn’t have been more gracious and kind. This was an experience of a lifetime; I rank it number one of all the vacations I’ve enjoyed over the years. Singing in breathtakingly beautiful churches was a dream comes true. I strongly recommend this program, without hesitation, to singers and their non-singing significant others. There is fun and beauty and music for all. Thank you, Paulo!”
Kathie and Martin Renzhofer, 2019 SICILY program participants