From Florence the choir travelled in giro around this most beautiful part of the world – to Lucca, Vince, Pisa… Once again it was intense – 31 concerts in 10 days, in tiny family chapels and huge ornate cathedrals, singing, singing, singing.
Sunday 30 April 1) Sunday morning found us driving north. Oneness-Dream was invited to perform immediately following the main Sunday Mass in the magnificent Cattedrale di San Martino in Lucca, at 11.30am. Arriving early, the choir was ushered into an ante room to wait under immense frescoes, in awe of the history and tradition of […]
Saturday 29 April 1) A street parade was already forming with much striking of drums and general excitement, as the choir made our way at 9am into the Church of Santa Maria dei Servi in Siena, on a square boasting a panoramic aspect of the Siena skyline. This old church is unremarkable from the outside, […]
Friday 28 April 1) The first engagement for Oneness-Dream on Friday the 28th was at 10 am at the beautiful Temple of San Biagio near Montepulciano, now open as a museum and place of worship. The spacious church is shaped in a Greek cross plan with a high central dome. Here the choir was met […]
Thursday 27 April 1) A leisurely morning drive brought us at 10.30pm to a picturesque town and to the Church of Santa Croce in Vinci, where on 16 April 1452, the town’s most famous son was baptised. Originally from the 13th century, the church has since been rebuilt several times though the stone font in […]
Wednesday 26 April 1) Oneness-Dream began our next morning with a performance at 9.30am at the picturesque Church of San Tommaso in Baroncelli, atop a hill in Bagno a Ripoli commanding a panoramic view across the valley and the whole city of Florence. The visit proved a photogenic highlight of the entire tour. The quaint […]
Tuesday 25 April 1) The second day of pilgrimage headed into into the hills surrounding Florence. Under grey skies full of mystery and hidden depths, we travelled first to the Santuario di Monte Senario, the first monastery of the Serviette tradition founded in 1245 and still active as a place of spiritual retreat and renewal […]
Monday 24 April After 2 days of practising at the spacious and elegant villa belonging to the family of choir member Nivedak Corrodini overlooking Florence, the first day of public performances was in churches in Florence. 1) The first performance, at 9am was in San Remigio, an historical church founded around the year 1000 and […]