The Marcellinense Polyphonic Choir was founded in January 1975 by its Director Dr. Giuseppe Valeriani, is in mixed sections and is composed of 35 elements.
The repertoire of the choir is mainly based on Renaissance polyphonic music and popular motifs.
The Choir participated in the Popular Singing Competition of Vittorio Veneto, in the national festivals of Venice, Montefiore dell’Aso, Gubbio, San Marino, Pescara, Volterra, Ravenna, Valleggia, Piacenza, Zafferana Etnea (Catania), Susegana (TV), Calceranica al Lago (TN), Monfalcone (GO), Casalbordino (CH), Matera, Florence, Settimo Torinese (TO), Genoa, Soave (VR), Pesaro, Colleferro, Frascati, Grottaferrata, Subiaco, Aosta, Ostia, Savignano (Cuneo), Mantova, Sanguinetto (VR), Thiene, San Donà del Piave, Carpi, Parma, Imperia, Biella, Acqui Terme, Bolzano, Cervignano del Friuli (UD) and Farra di Soligo (TV). He participated in the festival organized by the Provincial Tourism Authority of Rome, held a concert in 1980 at the Aula Magna of the University of Rome and performed over 500 concerts.
It organizes, since 1980, in Marcellina, an International Review of Polyphony and Folk Singing that this year reaches the XXXVII edition. Marcellina’s musical meetings, in which numerous and prestigious Italian and foreign choirs participate, have now become a traditional and qualifying moment of exaltation and enhancement of the culture of polyphony
In July 1986, in agreement with the Italian Cultural Institute in Barcelona, he gave four concerts in Catalonia. In the summer of 1987 he performed two concerts in Geislingen (Germany). In December 1987 in the framework of the “Musical Week of the Popular Traditions of Lazio” the Marcellinense Polyphonic Choir performed numerous concerts in Germany in the following cities: Ragensburg, Eichstatt, Treuthlingen (Nuremberg), Passau, Landesberg (Augsbzurg), Munich and Landshut. He also toured twice in Austria, three toumèe in Hungary, two in Czechoslovakia, four in Germany, three in Spain, three in France, one in Poland, Greece and Portugal.
Director: Giuseppe Valeriani
Doctor of Law as a young man he received a musical training at the School of Music of the Benedictine Fathers. He was a pupil of MM. Baratta and Nocilli. He is a profound connoisseur of Gregorian chant and the sacred music of the Renaissance.
Founder and Director since 1975 of the Marcellinense Polyphonic Choir.