The Lunigiana Chorus: Canzone Populare

Il Coro Lunigiana in Rehearsal

We followed neighbor Armando on his moto on a moonlit night to a remote former monastery to discover that 30 men from the Lunigiana countryside had formed into a chorus called the "Coro di Lunigiana" which had traveled the world to sing canzone populare, the popular traditional songs of the Lunigiana (northern Tuscany) countryside.

We were allowed to video the rehearsal, which featured a grappa sampling at the break. That'll loosen up the old vocal chords!

We even discovered, afterwords, that the coro has a fine web site: Coro Lunigiana, where you can find their next performance.

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