Another amazing concert by COTS, this time in Montecatini Terme

The Choir of the Sound had another exciting day on their 2007 Performance Tour to Italy. Incantato Concert Management arranged for the 52 fine singers from Seattle, WA directed by Judy Filibeck to be the featured guest choir for High Mass at the Duomo di Siena.

On Saturday evening, COTS then presented their third formal concert in the beautiful grand hall of the magnificent Terme Excelsior in the heart of Montecatini Terme. Chairs had to be continually added to accommodate the over 250 in attendance. The choir sounded amazing and the audience was truly moved. Some of the Italian ladies even had tears in their eyes: "Bellissimo!", they complimented the group.

For COTS director Judy Filibeck, the performance in Montecatini was "an excellent opportunity to sing the secular program we brought with us to Italy in a beautiful space with a very appreciative audience." She particularly enjoyed the feedback from the many Italians attending: "We did not expect to have such a large audience. It felt great seeing so many people walking into the grand hall holding the beautiful leaflets advertising our performance in their hands. And their reaction after the concert was amazing. So many came up to the singers and me, to shake our hands, hug and kiss us. We had a wonderful time!"

The audience accepted Judy's invitation to sing along when the program ended with an encore of "Signore", the work COTS was asked to sing by the two Italian choirs co-hosting their forth and last formal concert in Caldiero.

After the concert, the choir went on a ride on the nearby merry-go-round before enjoying an evening at leisure in their host town.
Check our Incantato's web albums for more impressions from the tour.

We hope you enjoy the following video clips of "Oh Susannah", "Signore", "City of Heaven".