The Musical Association Il Coro del Faro ( C.Fisc. 93455420724) was born in 2013 from an idea of Maestro Paolo Lepore. It aims to promote activities and initiatives aimed at making known and appreciating the pleasure and suggestions of choral music. The characteristic aspect has been since its establishment to call to be part of the Choir people from all walks of life and from every cultural level, most of whom do not have the knowledge of music, but united by the desire to express themselves through choral singing.
The establishment of a Cultural Association took place in February 2015. Maestro Paolo Lepore holds the position of Artistic Conductor and President.
The professional growth of the choir is supported by important conservatory teachers who take care of vocal exercises, singing techniques, solfeggio and rhythmic. Currently the choir consists of 160 elements. Since the beginning of its activity, the Coro del Faro, supported by important soloists, has turned its commitment to the establishment of an extensive and multifaceted musical repertoire focused on songs differentiated by musical genre and historical period.
The choir has participated in events and volunteer activities in hospitals, social centers and churches.
- Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari in 15/16/2014
- Teatrotearn of Bari in 2016
- Auditorium Vallisa in Bari in 2014/15/2016
- Sovereto Festival in 15/16/2014
- Teatro Verdi in Brindisi, in 2015
- Politeama of Lecce, in 2016
- Teatro Margherita di Bari, in 2016
- Cathedral of Conversano, in 2017
- Nicolaus Hotel Bari, in 2017
- CONCERTS IN FAVOR OF EARTHQUAKE ZONES
- Palazzo dei Capitani in Ascoli Piceno, in 2017
PAOLO LEPORE Began his cello studies at the age of ten and graduated with Giorgio Menegozzo and Franco Rossi. He graduated in percussion instruments with Antonio Bonomo and studied composition with Nino Rota, Ferdinando Sarno and Raffaele Gervasio. In 1975/76 he began his conducting studies with Gabriele Ferro; in 1980 he perfected his studies in conducting with Franco Ferrara at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. . Since 1975 he has founded and directed seven orchestras (Chamber Orchestra of Bari, Orchestra of the Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, Brass Symphony, the Jazz Studio Orchestra, the Mediterranean Philharmonic, the Apulian Youth Orchestra, the G Symphony Orchestra. Paisiello of Taranto). In 1984 he was invited by Luciano Berio to conduct his orchestra, in the municipality of Florence, for the Maggio Fiorentino.
Since then he has started an intense activity, conducting great national and foreign orchestras (the Orchestra Sinfonica de Estado del Mexico, the Nouvel Orchestra de de Montreux, Budapest Philharmonic, and many other Italian and European orchestras). He was founder and conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Teatro Petruzzelli 1985/1988, artistic and permanent director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Province of Bari 1994/1998 and director of the Conservatory of High Musical Culture G. Paisiello of Taranto 2000/2004.
In 2010 he conducted in a recital one of the greatest sopranos in the world, Monserrat Caballé, for the Mea Festival 2010. In 2013 and 2014 he was artistic director of the "Sovereto Festival" which took place in the hamlet of Terlizzi (BA) and which proved to be one of the most followed events of the season.