Female vocal group
In the autumn of 2013, six friends, singers and professionals, decided to create an ensemble in Chieti.
The name they have chosen for the ensemble is “hexachord” in order to convey the close connection with the music.
Without going into the technical terminology, the hexachord includes six consecutive notes in a musical scale, but another fundamental element is that they were six. The ensemble generally identifies with three groups: two sopranos, two mezzo-sopranos and two altos, which can interact to fit the pieces.
Most of the choristers come from the Schola Cantorum “S. Zimarino” of Chieti, directed by Maestro Donato Martorella, to whom they mainly owe their musical training. To improve their vocal technique, they attended studies at the conservatory. All have collaborated and collaborate with other important opera and chamber music realities both in Italy and abroad. There is so much understanding between them, that they often sing in concerts without being directed.
In some concerts they have benefited from the direction of Maestro Pasquale Veleno and Maestro Giuseppe Pezzulo.
They recorded their first CD where a text by the Theatine poet Raffaele Fraticelli, was set to music by Maestro Pezzulo, entitled “Lu San Giuvanne”. A demanding score with four female voices, and a cappella, (without musical accompaniment ed). The last two concerts were conducted by Serena Marino, who despite being very young, is an excellent promise in the field of Choral Conducting and we hope not only choral … The rehearsals are scheduled once a week, meeting at a room of the Convent of the Sacred Heart of Chieti.
The passion and pleasure of making ensemble music, stimulates them to reconcile schedules with their personal commitments. Music unites, does not divide and the cliché that women do not get along, has no foundation. They have not yet chosen a dress for the concerts, but being women and pretty, they take care of their image. To get the concerts the commitment is of all.
The ensemble Esacordo offers a program of polyphonic music of different genres, a cappella or with organ accompaniment, belonging to various eras and ranging from medieval to contemporary music. Their concerts are always followed by many people both for friendship, for professionalism, and for the songs proposed.