The choir, of mixed voices is composed of about thirty elements divided into four and sometimes six voices, respecting the repertoire interpreted.
In fact, the repertoire ranges from the Baroque period, while including some Gregorian compositions, passing through Romanticism to reach the present day.
Among the characteristic elements of the repertoire of the San Bartolomeo choir, the attention to prayers taken from operatic compositions; here the repertoire has been enriched with pieces among which goes ‘thought from Nabucco di G. Verdi, we praise from Cavalleria Rusticana of P. Mascagni, the Virgin of the Angels from La Forza del Destino always by Verdi, etc.
In addition to the parish liturgical animation, the san Bartolomeo choir participates in exhibitions and concerts; among the many exits we remember those at the Basilica of S. Caterina in Turin, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Rome, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua.
Since 2002 the choir has been directed by Maestro Enrico Gallio for many years already musical director of the choir San Marco di Montagnana and the choir SS. Pietro e Paolo at the Marian sanctuary of the Madonna della Salute in Legnago.
The San Bartolomeo choir was born in 1995 by the will of the late Don Adelino Perini, former parish priest of Villa Bartolomea who was its musical director for many years.
Don Adelino, born in Vigasio (VR) on December 3, 1920, was made a sacersote on June 27, 1943 and appointed Vicar Cooperator at the parishes of Malcesione (1943-1947), Alpo (1947-1948) and Peri (1948-1952).
His ministry was appointed parish priest in the communities of Sorgà (1952-1961), Villa Bartolomea (1961-1981) and San Giovanni in Valle in Verona.
In his spare time from pastoral ministry he cultivated a love for music and historical research, publishing:
– A hero of charity: profile of Fra Piero Bettini, Verona 1966
– Ricerche su Villa Bartolomea, Legnago 1973
– Il rione di San Giovanni in Valle, Verona 1984
– Bombing and reconstruction of the Church of San Giovanni in Valle, Verona 1985
– The town hall of Villa Bartolomea, Verona 1986
– Villa Bartolomea: environment – territory – historical events, Legnago 1994