The Collegium Vocale di Crema was founded in 1994 by its director, Giampiero Innocente. The choice of repertoire has always been oriented towards sacred music with a view to guiding listeners to embrace the eloquence, emotions and meanings of ancient liturgies.
The Orchestra was born in 2005 and comprises professional and non-professional musicians fromall around the Lombardy region. That same year saw the dawn of a long tradition of hosting English College choirs and also exchanges that have taken the Collegium on tour to England and Scotland. The Collegium Vocale di Crema has also collaborated with artists from a musical and theatrical background during its numerous performances across northern Italy.
To its credit, the Collegium has held hundreds of concerts and performances, as well as masterclasses and seminars with illustrious guest conductors. The main repertoire for both choir and orchestra is classic-romantic.
"The dialogue between choir and orchestra is extraordinary"
"About forty choristers and about twenty instrumentalists give life to an intense and solemn performance, capable thrilling an audience of varied age."
“The choir and the orchestra create musical colors, perfectly curated phrases and richness of melodies and harmonies”.
Every third Monday of the month
in the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Crema.
Sunday 27th September at 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, Crema.
Four steps in the Messiah:
listening with explanation of choir and arias
Saturday 14th November at 9.30 pm
Parish church of Casaletto Vaprio (CR)
Sunday 6 December at 6.00 pm
San Fiorano – Codogno (LO)
Tuesday 8 December at 4.00 pm
Church of S. Francesco, Lodi (LO)
Sunday 13 December at 9.00 pm
Crema, Auditorium Manenti
Saturday 20 February
Saturday 20 March
Sunday 28 March
Bagnolo Cremasco (CR)