Saturday, March 28, 2020

Music is a therapy; it is good for those who write it, those who study it, those who direct it, those who perform it, and finally those who listen to it.  If everyone sang in a choir or played in an orchestra, perhaps the world would be a more enjoyable and harmonious place to live in.

-- Ivo Antognini

Saturday, March 21, 2020

I am conviced that by listening to music we can reach a level of feeling where the spirit rises as in no other circumstance.

-- Ivo Antognini

Saturday, March 14, 2020

We must be able to show that MUSIC, the divine art, is more than the mere search of formal perfection and interpretative beauty, music should serve to extol the values of solidarity, peace, and understanding.  We cannot work isolated, we have to make all possible efforts to have our voices heard and to let music work its own paths of communication.

-- opening statement of World Choral Day, 1990

Saturday, March 7, 2020

It is time to show, with more power and strength, that our choral family contributes, through music, to break down the artificial barriers product of politics, different ideologies, religious differences, and racial hatred that separate human beings.

-- opening statement from World Choral Day, 1990