The "Maria Choir" of Bagnara Calabra (RC), is a polyphonic choral group, born in 2010 from an idea of Maestro Pietro Savoia, who is its current director, with the aim of providing the Marian City with a service for liturgical-musical animation in moments of great solemnity such as gatherings, anniversaries, Marian festivals, concerts, reviews, etc.
The choir currently has 33 elements from the Parish of S. Maria di Porto Salvo (Marinella – Bagnara Calabra), from the Archconfraternity Maria SS. Del Rosario (Bagnara Calabra) and from the Congregation of Maria SS. Immacolata and the Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi (Porelli – Bagnara Calabra).
In the chirograph of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, today a Saint, for the centenary of the Motu Proprio "among the solicitudes" on sacred music, issued by his Predecessor St. Pius X, who intended to offer the Church concrete indications in that vital sector of the Liturgy, presenting them "almost as a juridical code of sacred music", he says:
"May the Virgin Mary, who knew how to sing in a unique way, in the Magnificat, the wonders that God works in human history, also be an example and model in this."
With Mary's Yes, Jesus was conceived and with Him began the new history, making an eternal
covenant with the Church on the glorious day of her Resurrection in which " […] The Lamb has
having redeemed his flock, the Innocent has reconciled us sinners with the Father. Death and Life faced each other in a prodigious duel. The Lord of life was dead; but now, alive, it triumphs. […] " .
It is on the basis of this that the Choir lives its experience of faith, hope and charity but, also of elevation of the spirit to God, as a precious help for the faithful in the active participation of the public and solemn prayer of the Church by manifesting worship and devotion in the Marian territory.
Over the years the choir boasts the performance of very important composers such as Gounod, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Perosi, Frisina, Parisi, Anselmi, Massimillo, Savoy and many others, obviously compositions of sacred music, excluding any profanity, not only in itself, but also in the way it is proposed.