The “Sturm und Drang” Polyphonic Choir (Impetus and Assault) takes its name from the proto-romantic cultural current that arose in Germany between the end of the 1700s and the beginning of the 1800s, a forerunner of new themes and feelings of the following Romanticism.
The Choir was founded in 1992 within the Paternò Youth Music Association (A.Gi.Mus.) By the will of its permanent director M ° Salvatore Coniglio and for the passion of his own members who manage to reconcile their commitments with seriousness and sacrifice professional and / or study with the artistic activity of the choir, in order to spread the musical culture in the territory. It is born at an amateur level, but subsequently the level of musical professionalism of the individual components grows; therefore the vast repertoire of the Choir (which ranges from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, Baroque music, to that of the 1800s and 1900s) includes masterpieces of a high technical-musical level. The choir has participated in numerous events and music festivals (in 1996 he had the pleasure and honor of performing in Rome in the presence of St. John Paul II). Guest of various institutions and important musical associations has always received unanimous approval from the public and critics. In collaboration with the “L’Estro Armonico” chamber orchestra he has recorded a CD with music by Vivaldi, Bach, S. Coniglio. He also recorded the soundtrack of the film “Barbara. The courage of faith.” Whose music composed by Salvatore Coniglio is published on CD.
He was ranked first in the 3rd national choral competition AMA Calabria in the polyphonic choir section. For about five years he has also been involved in ancient music (medieval and Renaissance), and annually holds the Medieval Festival in Paternò. The director and founder (together with his brothers Fabio, Tiziana and Rosanna) is Salvatore Coniglio, choir and orchestra conductor, pianist, composer and multi-instrumentalist (he plays the hurdy-gurdy, the portative organ, the viella, the bagpipes, the medieval lute, the flutes , the cromorno, the viola da gamba, etc.).
Direttore Salvatore Coniglio – M. Tiziana Coniglio
Violino Fabio Coniglio
Pianoforte Salvatore Coniglio
P. da Palestrina Super flumina Babylonis
L da Victoria O magnum mysterium
Pote We are one
Lovland You raise me up
Trad. Ebraico Hine Ma tov
Giejlo Ubi caritas
Coniglio Miserere mei, Deus
Tradizionale Due melodie popolari Siciliane
Signuruzzu chiuviti, chiuviti
Nasciu n’autru suli
Ph. Stopford Lully, lulla
Spiritual You better mind