2009 is the year in which some young people, united by a passion for traditional Sardinian singing, decide to lay the foundations for the choir “Sos Cantores de Sa Turre”.
The name is inspired by the ancient Pisan tower of Orosei, located near the church of S. Antonio Abate, or of the Fire as it is called by the Oroseini, the place where the choir had its first seat.
The image of the tower is still used as the logo of the association.
Since the beginning under the guidance of the director Maestra Giacomina Nanni, the choir has performed on numerous occasions of a cultural and folkloristic nature scattered throughout Sardinia. In the Oroseino area he has been the organizer of various cultural activities.
Worthy of mention are certainly the participations in the popular “Biennale di Ozieri”, in 2014, where he won the prize as “best execution” and, in 2016, in the first edition of the Nuoro competition “A manu tenta”, for whose performance he achieved flattering results of appreciation.
The repertoire of the group is wide and rich in pieces of sacred or profane genre. Being the main purpose of the group to rediscover and enhance the songs of Oroseina memory, obviously proposing them to the public, many interpreted pieces already belong to the Sardinian tradition, as many instead are the result of research among the poetic texts of the authors of Orosei on which, with careful study, new melodies are modeled.
Following this concept, in September 2017, the group’s first work was published. The album, composed of 8 tracks, has intentionally taken on strongly community connotations; summarizes, in just over half an hour, some of the most important riches of the cultural heritage of Orosei: music, poetry, religiosity.
As already written, in the years of activity the choir has with great passion sought the traditional harmonies of Oroseine, often deducted from perhaps more catchy and now much better known songs “Nuoresi” or other origins, immemorial that the centuries-old Baronian roots of tradition sink into the ground no less deeply than those of the other artistic capitals of the island and that, at least as far as it is told, it was the Cedrino Valley and its people who laid the foundations of Sardinian Athens.
The title given to the CD “Canta su chi sese” (sing what you are), however, is not born by chance; as well as being the very name of a piece of the opera, it has also become over time the motto of the choir. For this reason in the album there are only songs born in Orosei, the poetic compositions are also by exquisitely Oroseini authors and the religious songs proudly come from the centuries-old singing tradition of our confraternities.
In February 2018 the choir is invited to the Kukove festival in Rakovski, Bulgaria, where it represents Italy and Sardinia. On this occasion the choir receives a great consensus in a particular way for the performances of the sacred pieces of Sardinian tradition and Oroseina, performed with great emotion in the churches of the small catholic community hosting.
It is in 2019 that the association, not without effort, realizes the first editions of two musical festivals that it is hoped will soon become important:
The first in June entitled “Cantos de cresia, the sacred song in the four historic provinces of Sardinia”, hosting in the splendid setting of the Romanesque church of Sant Antonio Abate in Orosei three of the most representative Sardinian choirs; the second in December entitled “Melodie di Natale” with guest Ensemble E.Porrino, an evening in which the choir and the concert performers performed combining instruments and voices
In June 2016 the choir renewed its board of directors by electing as president the singer Luca Farris, then reconfirmed for the three-year period 2019/2021.