On Sunday, April 1, starting at 18:00, the “Madrigal – Marin Constantin” National Chamber Choir will perform the extraordinary Easter concert at the Romanian Athenaeum. Always part of the tradition of the holiday events uninterruptedly performed by the Romanian choral ensemble for 55 years, this year’s concert coincides with the Palm Sunday Feast in the Orthodox calendar and with the Easter Feast of the Catholic Christians.
The suite of compositions chosen by Anna Ungureanu, the main conductor of the “Madrigal – Marin Constantin” National Chamber Choir includes both paschal songs and creations that have made history in the repertoire of the choral singing. Marking the excellence in music, each creation wants to send pious and deep vibrations, meant to delight the soul of the spectators and listeners.
“Like every year, we prepare very carefully and with excitement the repertoire for the extraordinary Easter concert. It is an important moment for all the Christians, and we want all those who listen to us to feel, through music, the joy of the Resurrection of our Savior. The first part of the concert will include musical creations from the universal repertoire, from the Renaissance to our days, while in the second part we will present exclusively Romanian music: Byzantine, traditional and modern music” stated Anna Ungureanu, the main conductor of the “Madrigal – Marin Constantin” National Chamber Choir.
Only one day before performing the concert in front of 700 spectators, at the Romanian Athenaeum’s hall, the “Madrigal – Marin Constantin” National Chamber Choir will offer the opportunity for over 180 children and youngsters who are part of the Cantus Mundi National Program to listen, in advance, the extraordinary Easter concert.
The “Madrigal – Marin Constantin” National Chamber Choir is an emblem of the Romanian and universal musical life. Since it was founded in 1963 by conductor Marin Constantin (1925-2011), the Madrigal Choir held more than 4,500 concerts applauded by melomaniacs from all around the world, thus imposing itself as a real “country brand”. It is the world standard of the chamber choir music, with a repertory oriented to the European Renaissance, Byzantine music and contemporary Romanian and universal creation. In November 2016, the “Madrigal – Marin Constantin” National Chamber Choir was officially recognized as the Ambassador of Freedom, Hope and Peace, receiving the „Jean Nussbaum and Eleanor Roosevelt” Award at the United Nations Palace in Geneva, at the Global Summit on Religion, Peace and security.