Press Release – Gloriae Dei Cantores Tour

GDC logoContact: Sharon Tingley
508-255-4685, ext. 310
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Internationally acclaimed choir from Community of Jesus from Orleans, Massachusetts
sings at historic cathedrals in Pisa, Siena and Florence

Hailed by the Boston Globe as, “Beautifully finished but richly emotional,” Gloriae Dei Cantores (“Singers to the Glory of God”) brings its critically acclaimed sacred choral performances to the historic cities of Pisa, Siena, and Florence during a two week tour of Italy this November. The choir will begin its tour with a performance at the beautiful Pisa Cathedral on November 4th.

This marks the sixth time Gloriae Dei Cantores has toured and performed in Italy, with previous performances in Rome, Venice, Sicily, Turin and Milan. The choir continues the tour this fall with performances at the Duomo di Siena on November 7th in Siena, and at the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence on November 11 and 12, representing the United States, during the Conference of Catholic Bishops (CEI) in Italy.

For more than 25 years, Gloriae Dei Cantores has pursued its mission to illuminate truth and beauty through choral artistry, both at home and around the world. Touching the hearts of audiences in 24 countries in Europe, Asia and North America, their experiences include three invitational tours to Russia, opening the 900th anniversary celebration of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, and collaborating with the Boston Pops on ten holiday tours, live radio and television broadcasts with the BBC, and a 16-city US Tour with Philippe Entremont and the Munich Symphony. Their discography, distributed by Harmonia Mundi, USA, includes 50 recordings, celebrating the rich tradition of sacred choral music from Gregorian chant through the twenty-first century.

Gloriae Dei Cantores consists of 40 members and is led by director Richard Pugsley. Members of the choir reside at the Community of Jesus in Orleans, Massachusetts, and sing weekly services at the Church of the Transfiguration.

P.O. Box 2831 Orleans, MA 02653 Tel: 508-255-3999 Fax: 508-240-1989