The Calicantus singing school
Since the 1990s, in addition to its well-regarded technical achievements and wonderful sound, Calicantus has been a beacon, a lone voice bringing to Switzerland the charm of a specialist, little-known repertoire which ranges from Renaissance music to international folk, ethnic music, jazz, and pop.
Choral project: Calicantus - 150 children and teens between the ages of 5 and 15
Calicantus is a unique music school that has been active in Ticino for decades.
Any child or teen within the given age limit who wants to learn music is welcome to join the singing school without having to fulfill any requirements, such as undergoing a selection process or audition.
The choir also serves as a valid form of assistance for children in difficult situations or from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and it contributes to socialization starting with the youngest students, at 4/5 years.
Calicantus’ educational mission is expressed through the promotion of cultural exchanges and participation in a variety of festivals; the project also has an ongoing aim to develop a holistic approach to musical learning.
The school is committed to upholding its values: collaborating towards a common goal, sharing, giving, and mutual respect.
In this sense, the singing school, particularly the Calicantus project, has been working for decades to provide an important service to the local community.
Places & Dates
24-28 September 2015, International Choral Competition in Rimini, Italy
28 March - 7 April 2018, the 15th International Festival Competition “Holiday of Spring” in Prague, Czech Republic
Summer music internships in Broc
5-19 August 2017
10-23 August 2019
29 March - 1 April 2016, Tour in Italy: Umbria, Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna
13-14 May 2016, Fribourg, the 40th anniversary of the St. Michel Choir
27-31 May 2016, at the Collegio Papio Church in Ascona, and in Lugano with the Little Singers of Armenia
Concerts in Savigny, Gruyères and Broc
16 and 17 August 2017
17-21 August 2019