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September 26, 2020

Musician Marin Constantin – buried in Bellu Cemetery

The funerals of Marin Con­stantin, founder and conductor of the ‘Madrigal’ National Chamber Choir, took place Wednesday at the Bellu Evangelic Cemetery of Bucharest. The coffin with the lifeless body was put on display Tuesday at the Romanian Athena­e­um. A commemoration ceremony was held Wednesday, from 10.00 to 12.00 AM, in the Athenaeum lobby, attended by the members of the Madrigal choir. The religious ceremony was held early in the afternoon, at the Boteanu Church.

Master Marin Constantin died Saturday night, at the age of 85. Composer and conductor Marin Constantin was an expert in the music of the Renaissance, in Gregorian and baroque chants, as well as in Romanian traditional music. He founded the Madrigal choir in 1963. From July 7 of that year until its final concert of 1999, the Madrigal choir of the Bucharest Con­servatoire acquired global fame, through many concerts and tours all over the world.

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