The Cultural Association Choir “San Teodoro” of Paulilatino, was born in 1981 from the meeting of a group of friends, who for challenge, for fun and fun decide to meet “po cantae sas canzones de sos antigas”. The official deed of incorporation dates back to 1994: the main purpose contemplated in the statute is to take care of the polyphonic and polyvocal singing of Sardinia, organize shows, competitions, conferences and other activities related to the traditions of the island, ultimately promote Sardinian culture.
First tenors, second tenors, Baritones and Basses are the four sections that form the choral complex that follows the traditional canons of Sardinian singing.
The musical association has participated in recent years in numerous events throughout Sardinia crossing the sea on several occasions.
To date, the San Teodoro choir has made 4 trips to the continent.
The first was in November 2000, when he participated in the Sardinian Week in Verona.
In 2006 there were 2 trips, both in Lazio: in May he took part in an event in the Agro Pontino; in August he went to Bracciano, to pay a visit to the Choir of Bracciano, hosted in Paulilatino some time before. In May 201 O, instead, the San Teodoro choir went to Salorno in the province of Bolzano, where it attended the local Festa dei Portoni.
After the thirtieth anniversary of foundation, the curriculum has been enriched by the participation in numerous musical meetings and television broadcasts, as well as the publication of 3 CDs: the first in 2001 bears the title of “Notte ‘e luna”, which includes original pieces of the choir, both of a sacred and profane nature. The second CD, released in 2008, bears the title ” Cantigos de Nadale ” and includes the traditional Sardinian songs of Christmas. The third entitled “Sardinian songs-voices from Paulilatino” is a collection of the most famous traditional songs.
The “San Teodoro” Association, also as part of its statutory tasks, organizes choral music concerts on the occasion of the patron saint and Christmas, which have become fixed deadlines.
The research and study work is not limited solely to the musical aspect focused on the songs, common in some cases to other Sardinian choirs (Nanneddu meu, Barone sa tyrannia, Murinedda, etc.). or exclusive of our choir thanks to the collaboration with local poets, of which the M0 Giovanni Antonio Mellai, director of the choir since its inception, has taken care of the harmonization and drafting of the scores, but also addresses the cultural side of rediscovery and revival of the singing traditions of our community.
In 2010 the M0 A. Mellai leaves the leadership of the Choir and after a brief self-management under the guidance of Angelo Tetti (already started and wanted with the M0 Mellai), the M0 Alessandro Fois is called to the direction that giving the association its own personal imprint favors its growth and determines in first person the creation and publication of the third CD “Sardinian Songs”.
In 2015 the choir still lives a period of self-management until the spring of 2016 when the M0 Maria Chiara Piras is called to the direction that in a short time determines a turning point in a vocal key and learning of the existing and new repertoire.
Graduated from the Conservatory “L.Canepa” of Sassari in piano in 2008 with honors and at the conservatory “G.P.da Palestrina ” of Cagliari in opera singing in 2017.
Piano teacher of the secondary primary school, he directs several polyphonic choirs for which he harmonizes unpublished pieces on Sardinian texts by local poets and in Latin.
He also collaborates with the Fondazione Teatro Lirico di Cagliari as “Artist of the Choir” as an alto and with the Ente Concerti “De Carolis” of Sassari. .
In March 2018 she published her first work: a Mass in Latin for 4 mixed voices entitled “Magnificat”, Vallescrivia editions, already sung in ensemble by the choirs she directed in the Parish of Ollollai, in the Cathedral of Oristano and at the Parish Church of San Teodoro di Paulilatino with flattering appreciation and publishes in 2020 the collection of unpublished songs “Amore meu”, performed by the choirs directed by her, including the paulilatino choir with 3 unpublished pieces.
The San Teodoro choir is proud to have to its credit numerous performances throughout Sardinia counting on a vast repertoire of profane songs, religious (Sardinian Mass of Paulilatino), s’arrosariu cantau, cantt>8 °s de Nadale and “Sa chida Santa”, continuing in its expansion both religious and profane (see “Jubilate deo”, “Laras de sorrisu”, “Lasty bell” and “!sposa”, composed by M.Chiara Piras , “Comente unu ballittu” and “Homines in choir and Tristura” by Angelo Tetti ).