The polyphonic choir “Ettore Sprovieri” of the parish of St. Joseph spouse of Mary, of Cosenza, was born in 2007 at the behest of Sister Gabriella Voza, to accompany the solemn celebrations of parish life.
Currently directed by Maestro Pino Baffi, the choir represents an important and successful experiment of aggregation mixed with professionalism.
Made up of people who approached singing for reasons of pure fun, but linked by the spirit of service, the training is constantly regenerated and continues in its growth fueled not only by the director, but also by the musician Francesca Castrovillari.
The choir has participated in numerous singing festivals and is itself the promoter of a parish festival that takes place every year on the occasion of the anniversary of St. Joseph, now in its 10th edition.
In May 2020 he made a video, with the collaboration of the soloist Concetta Carravetta, paying homage to the memory of his friend Ettore Sprovieri, also a member of the choir and who died unexpectedly and whose name they bear.
He graduated in piano at the conservatory “F. Torrefranca” of Vibo Valentia under the guidance of Maestro Antonio Di Salvo, attended specialization courses with the masters: Zecchi, Caporali, Bruno, Bacchelli.
He also attended a course in piano technique with Maestro Vincenzo Vitale. After graduating he continued his studies in Rome with Maestro Carlo Bruni.
He has participated in numerous competitions and music festivals, receiving acclaim and often ranking in the first places.
He was part of the “Midi Orchestra 33” conducted by Maestro Di Salvo, later collaborating as a pianist in the summer tours in Calabria with Grazia Di Michele, Marco Ferradini, Valeria Visconti, JO Di Sarno, Stefano Sani, Donatella Milani.
There are various courses and projects supported in various public and private bodies and associations to bring children closer to music from an early age through the forms that best suit them, paying particular attention to the childhood dynamics that, from a particular point, elaborate universal concepts.
He currently dedicates part of his artistic resources, as well as to solo performances and in collaboration with other artists, to the deepening of new musical forms and is a professor of Piano at the Comprehensive Institute of San Marco Argentano.
His passion for choral conducting was born from an early age, first as a chorister and later, at about thirteen, as director of the choir of his parish (Casabona – KR).
Since 1995 he has lived in Cosenza and during these years he has collaborated with several parish polyphonic choirs of Cosenza. Since January he has been collaborating with the polyphonic choir of the parish of San Giuseppe.