First COTS concert in Italy a hit - Choir dances the night away with new Italian friends

The Choir of the Sound surely made a positive impression on Lovere, the first stop on their 2007 Performance Tour to Italy. The marketing efforts have paid off. Almost 100 posters and hundreds of flyers had announced the Seattle based choir's first "Melodie d'Estate" concert in the lakeside village - including an over-life-size one on the main square - and the results were more than satifying. First, the cathedral of Santa Maria in Valvendra was packed on June 25. Second, not one but three TV teams showed up and filmed the singers and director Judy Filibeck. Third, the audience did not ask for one or two, but three encores and gave standing ovations. Almost everybody in the audience came up to the choir to personally thank them for the wonderful gift of music they brought all the way from the States to Northern Italy. It was a very warm welcome from the locals and the perfect start for their Performance Tour. Judy Filibeck thanked the local hosts and the whole Incantato Team for this very special beginning.

Upon return to the hotel, another party awaited the group and a special guest was the town's mayor who welcomed the group officially and presented them with an award.

The choir and their new friends then ate, laughed, drank and danced the night away.

Next stop on their FAF and Incantato Peformance Tour is Venice, where the Choir of the Sound will perform twice, with the next highlight being the ensemble's participation in High Mass at St. Mark's Basilica on June 28.

Good night from Italy, your Incantato Concert Management Team.