AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS is a most unique concept, which can be staged in any country.
From the Italian Cathedral San Cataldo the music moves into the hearts of people all over the world, as over 3000 Ave Maria compositions composed since year 400 A.C. are found and becoming a part of the vast and inspirational music project.
Everyone can join as artists or as audience to the worlds most wonderful compositions by the finest composers of all times.
You are invited to assist us performing 3000 unique Ave Maria songs world wide. Create an Ave Maria Concert with minimum 7 Ave Maria compositions at your local church or stage for this next Christmas or Easter.
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Dear Lena Athena Olefir, Thank you for your interest in Ave Maria compositions and concerts. The concept is promoted in and into many countries ... lately (2015), U.S.A., Peru, China, Japan. The conceptual idea is to promote attention to over 3.000 Ave Maria compositions, and have people perform them on a "grassroot basis" - meaning, in their own cities and countries. At Linked-In you can find partners, who may be interested working with you and exchange ideas or concert performances with you. The concept extents in slow pace, enabling everyone to take it into their heart. Please address our website for inspiration, avemariaconcertfestivals.net. Truly Yours.
Ave Maria - Mother Mary has many names to be remembered by.
We list a few of the titles and names.
Our Lady of Antipolo, Our Lady of Arabia, Our Lady of Assumption, Our Lady of Banneux, Our Lady of Beaterio, Our Lady of Beauraing, Our Lady of Bethlehem, Our Lady of China, Our Lady of Chartres, Our Lady of Combermere, Our Lady of Confidence, Our Lady of Covadonga, Our Lady of Dadizele, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Our Lady of Grace, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Good Help, Our Lady of Good Health, Our Lady of Good Success, Our Lady of Good Voyage, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Ipswich, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Kazan, Our Lady of Kibeho, Our Lady of Knock, Our Lady of La Salette, Our Lady of La Vang, Our Lady of Laus, Our Lady of Lebanon, Our Lady of Light, Our Lady of Loreto, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Manaoag, Our Lady of Malolos, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Nazare, Our Lady of Peace, Our Lady of Penafrancia, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of the Pillar, Our Lady of the Rocks, Our Lady of the Snows, Our Lady of Smile, Maria de la Soledad, Our Lady of Solitude, Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga, Our Lady of the Thirty-Three, Our Lady of Vallarpadam, Our Lady of Velankanni, Our Lady of Walsingham, Our Lady of Ta' Pinu, Our Lady of Turumba, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Holy Mary Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of Virgins, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church, Mother of Divine Grace, Mary, Maria ... and many more.
AVE MARIA CONCERT DAY
When celebrating Christmas, Maria/Mary deserves an honourable music event at your parish, at your church, or at your gathering.
Create a small concert. Select some of the finest music compositions. For instance, composer Burgmuller for piano, composers Gounod, Skipper, Schubert for solo performance, or Mendelssohn or Verdi for choir.
December 23rd - the day before Mary gives birth - is a most perfect day to hail the mother and motherhood in general by singing Ave Maria. A small concert, performing a few of the 3000 songs, would be even more perfect.
AVE MARIA - CHINA
聖歌【聖母頌】 -- 峇冬丁宜歌詠團
万褔玛利亚，你充满圣宠 ! 主与你同在 主与你同在
Avc Maria in China and Chinese.
The first recorded Christian mission to China was led by the Syriac monk known in Chinese as Alopen. Alopen's mission arrived in the Chinese capital Chang'an in 635, during the reign of Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty.
AVE MARIA MUSIC APPEALS TO EVERYONE
African Methodist Episcopal,
Assemblies of God,
Church of Christ,
Church of God,
Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints,
Church of the Nazarene,
Disciples Of Christ,
Seventh Day Adventist,
United Church of Christ,
Between ten and twenty Ave Maria compositions were performed in Italy at a city concert.
Every city has a festival during the period of summer, but only few cities have picked up the idea of celebrating Mary/Maria bringing life to the 3000 compositions. In fact, many Italians only know a few Ave Maria songs, namely Schuberts and Bachs compositions
Ave Maria for church masses and ceremonies are different from the most popular Ave Maria compositions.
With over 200.000 churches in the world, Ave Maria Concert Festivals hope that more and more get inspired to do their own concert every year for the audience of their own community.
Ave Maria Concert Festivals was introduced briefly to Head of Music of Sct. Peters Cathedral in Rome in April 2011, and the conceptional idea was presented at Catedral San Cataldo in May 2011 in front of RAI reporters and celebrities.
Year 2012 the choir famous for performing at the La Scala Opera, Milan, joined as the "house choir" - meaning the choir can be booked by professional promoters globally for major concert hall performances. The choir will perform any of the 3000 songs.
DO YOU KNOW COPPOLA
AVE MARIA - Skipper/Bach
Everybody knows the name Coppola from the film industry, but only few knows the talented fragile and yet strong voice of Alessia Coppola.
Alessia Coppola was discovered among a unit of talented Italian artists, and was immediately signed to record this Ave Maria at a meeting with representatives from the Italian film world, songwriters, and talents, held in Taranto.
The Ave Maria was originally intended for Whitney Houstons voice, however, things didn't work out as planned, because Whitney suddenly passed away.
Please listen to this pop-classical arrangement composed on top of the famous piece/setting of Johann Sebastian Bach, who wrote this Prelude in 1617 - the pop music at that time.
At this recording you find the delicate Italian tradition of contemporary pop-music drama already during the intro, continuing with soft percussion, strenghtening towards the end with horns, and spacing out towards the end.
Ave Maria Concert Festivals challenge young composers to understand, that when Liszt composed his Ave Maria, it was considered as pop-music. When Beyounce present her Ave Maria, it is considered pop-music. When Schubert composed his Ave Maria year 1825 it was considered pop-music.
Thus and therefore we will like to encourage you to inform us, if you have composed an Ave Maria.
AVE MARIA - SOME SUITABLE FOR MASS AND OTHERS SUITABLE FOR CONCERTS
Everybody has the right to love good music - no matter what religious or cultural beliefs.
Ave Maria bring people together. The composition of Gounod and Bach has caused some discussion and conflict, because Bach was a Protestant, and Gounod was a Catholic. The fact that the music publisher was a Jew (in 1853) also created a gap in the minds of The Vatican.
Nowadays, people in general are more tolerant and accept versions like Beyonce Knowles "Ave Maria", which in fact promote "Ave Maria" to a new youth. "Ave Maria" is a prayer to the inner soul of human beings, and young people in Korea and Asia has taken the song into their hearts.
Schubert's "Ave Maria" used to be the most popular song of prayer. However, despite the fact that Schubert was a Catholic, a question mark has shadowed his song, because the text refers to a "non-married couple". The text, however, originally derives from a Scottish poem.
There are over 3000 songs, and some are more religious, some are more secular, some tell various stories. Please discover more. There is always an "Ave Maria" song, which can please your heart.
AVE MARIA - TAMIL
There are 77 million Tamils in the world.
11.5% are Christians and Muslims - basically the same religion - and paying respect to the Mother.
Listen to Tamil's singing for Mother Mary.
WHO MAY/CAN COMPOSE "AVE MARIA"?
You do not have to be religious in order to compose beautiful music.
We found this Ave Maria written by Jack Telfer St. Claire in year 2008.
Here is what the composer comment about his own music:
"Written for and sung by the Ambrosian singers from Backwell school.
I went to a concert to hear these girls sing and I enjoyed listening to them so much, I felt inspired to write a piece for them. I chose latin because the vowel sounds are supposed to be the best of any language for producing a natural sound so i'm told. There are a couple of mistakes but it's pretty tricky to sing!
Please note I'm not in anyway religious, but I used to be a chorister and so I love lots of sacred music. I hope you enjoy my composition.
Jack Telfer St Claire"
The Pope Franciscus I, elected in 2013, is expected to reform The Vatican.
Reform has taken place gradually throughout decades. Some of the major reforms in the past 50 years was converting from Latin language to Italian in 1963.
John Paul II, who took the seat in 1978, was the first Pope from another country in 455 years. Quite exeptional considering John Paul was from Poland, and the world in the midst of The Cold War.
Pope Benedictus XVI, who was the oldest Pope to be elected came from Germany, and reformed by joining the new media Twitter in 2012.
During his period Ave Maria Concert Festivals was launched in Italy in 2011 at Cathedral San Cataldo, which indicated a new open approach to the modern world.
HUNDREDS OF RELIGIONS
We bring a listing of religious variations, who all respect and adore Maria.
WE WELCOME THE MOST RECENT REGISTERED INTERESTS AND INITIATIVES
FROM HOLLAND, AUSTRIA, SWEDEN, AFRICA
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In Honour of Benedictus XVI
AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS
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Est. 2011 in Italy.
Since the presentation of Ave Maria Concert Festival in 2011 at The Vatican and Cathedral San Cataldo, we have been promoting awareness to the facts of bringing life to 1.600 years of Ave Maria music by 4.000 of the worlds finest composers, such as Arcadelt. Schubert. Gounod. Vavilov. Skipper. Faure. Moe. Mozart. Saint-Saens, Kodaly, Head, etc.
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Represent your country or represent your church or music style.
Stage an Ave Maria concert in your country with a minimum of 7 Ave Maria compositions.
The artists represented at this LinkedIn net may be invited to your event as international artists. As an Ambassador for Ave Maria compositions your world opens to a new musical life.
In December 2015 The Vatican held a meeting, whereafter 40 selected companies, such as Microsoft, joined.
MUSIC VACATION IN ITALY
We may soon invite your for a music vacation in Italy. Please check these LinkedIn pages and the website www.avemariaconcertfestivals.net for details and information.
FOR ALL MUSIC LOVERS
Kindly observe that people of all nations and all religious beliefs are welcome. Musically you may prefer classical music, church music, pop-classical, etc.
Ave Maria Concert Festivals is a music project for music lovers.
RAI recorded the presentation and introduction May 2011 in The Ancient City of Taranto. Today the concept expands internationally and we invite you to participate and join at many levels.
May the musical spirit be with you.
Coordinated by N. Skipper
NAMES OF VIRGIN MARY
Mary/Maria has a wealth of names.
Select your country flag, and discover more.
AVE MARIA FOCUS THIS WEEK
Expand your knowledge about Ave Maria composers, compositions, and artists.
This week you will meet composer Morten Lauridsen from U.S.A.
The pages are regularly updated for iPhones, iPads, Android, etc.
AVE MARIA CHOIR
The choir performing at La Scala in Milan has joined Ave Maria Concert Festivals as "house choir".
Concert promoters may contact the choir for major concert arrangements in any country, and
request any of the 3000+ Ave Maria compositions. The choir - also famed performing with Andrea Bocelli, Pavarotti and many more - may also be booked with the orchestra of Ricardo Muti, famed for receiving i.e. The Polar Prize.
NEJKRÁSNĚJÍ A ztvárnění skladby protestanty a katolíky.
DIE SCHONSTEN Uberstellungen und Kompositionen von Protestanten und Katholiken.
Y MWYAF Beautiful renditions a chyfansoddiadau GAN Protestaniaid a Chatholigion.
* Cathedral San Cataldo, May 10th, 2012.
AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS
SELECTION OF SACRED ARIAS
A Festival of Unique New and Traditional Ave Maria Compositions
THE STORY BEHIND AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS:
"Ave Maria Concert Festivals" began in the Taranto province of the Italian region Puglia. The series of concerts present a total of more than 100 different composers, who musically greet Maria, the mother of Jesus Christ. Puglia has a long tradition of hailing the Mother of Christ. The area is known for the fabulous and pretty papier mache sculptures of Maria, exhibited in a museum in Lecce. Another Puglian city, Bari, houses the sarcofaque of Saint Nicolaus, in other words, Santa Claus.
Puglia is also known for the architectually unique "trullo" houses.
Manduria and the territory around the city shows many ruins of an important ancient civilization, Messapi, older than the Greek civilization.
Manduria and Uggiano is also the land of Primitivo Wine, one of the most famous wines in Italy. Not so far from Manduria lies Lecce with its original baroque style churches and old city center. The sea side, and beaches, are some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Puglia region. The sea food and other local food from this region is very popular everywere in Italy.
Taranto is only 35 km away from Manduria, so for tourists it is very easy to also visit Taranto with its famous Greek Museum. The countryside of Taranto, with Massafra, Mottola, Ginosa, Laterza holds ancient and important villages and churches in their "gravinas". A "gravine" is a valley, where appartments were carved into the sides of the mountain walls, two thousand years ago.
The City of Taranto is also known for the warm "Taranto summer nights", where Italian ice cream is enjoyed with a view of the castle.
Taranto is now the center for Ave Maria Concert Festivals, just like Verona is the center for operas. It is interesting to know, that the first book ever about music was actually written in Taranto.
Taranto welcome tourists to the cathedral concerts in 2012. The first will be staged along with the annual excentric parade for San Cataldo, during the days around May 10th, 2012.
If you love the operas of Verona, you will certainly adore to join the 100 Ave Maria compositions, live in Taranto and Puglia.
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