Alessandro Pozzetto & FVG Gospel Choir
Special Guest Cheryl Porter
Art Direction by Rudy Fantin
With the participation of Fano Gospel Choir
Gospel Italian Academy is the first newborn academy in Italy that provides the choirs members with support for vocal coacing, set up choral repertoire, support for management and booking for live and tour.
It is a project that starts “from below” and wants to enhance the chorality as a social dimension that expresses messages of freedom, equality, where different and contrasting emotions, feelings and experiences unite.
The Academy’s artistic project has been embraced by several leading artists on the Italian and International Pop scene: Karima, Mario Biondi, Sergio Sylvestre,
The artistic direction is entrusted to the right arm of Pozzetto, the Maestro Rudy Fantin (www.rudyfantin.it) while the direction of the choirs belongs to the same Alessandro Pozzetto.
Alessandro Pozzetto is a performer, composer arranger and is currently the most important gospel choir director in Italy. He is very requested by the choirs for his charisma, for the experience and for the very high technical preparation. He currently directs (also through his teaching staff) about twenty Gospel choirs throughout Italy and has to his credit notable collaborations with the greatest exponents of the Italian and American Pop and Gospel scene (Stewe Wonder, Noa, Mario Biondi, Cheryl Porter , Katia Ricciarelli just to name a few). Alessandro Pozzetto is also director of the Italian national Gospel (www.italiangospelchoir.it), a choir of over 500 singers awarded a national gospel choir by the presidency of the Italian republic.
The cast of the show:
Friuli Venezia Giulia Gospel Choir in the Pop Rock project (www.fvggospelchoir.com): the leading choir of the Italian Gospel Academy, 15 voices chosen by Alessandro Pozzetto and accompanied by a band of 5 top-level professional musicians coordinated by M ° Rudy Fantin: Bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and sequences, piano and hammond.
The repertoire of the show of summer 2017 is of great scenic impact, engaging, elegant and fun and includes all pop rock songs of the greatest international artists including Queen, Bee Gees, Abba, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, just to name a few.
A show studied in detail: a staging setting with video evocative projections, directed light designed finalized and studied on the show lineup.
Special Guest the American singer CHERYL PORTER American artist and singer among the most cited in the international arena, authentic queen of the stage with a captivating and charismatic personality, able to capture and engage the public.
Cheryl Porter’s motto reads: “I will sing every time the Lord tells me to sing, obeying the will of God”. And it is just like that … for ten years Cheryl has dedicated his career to a mission in music: that of bringing a message of unity to a divided world, of fraternity to the peoples at war, and of inner peace to those who listen to his music. Cheryl has had the opportunity to collaborate and share the stage with many artists, some of them truly legendary: we can mention Giorgia, Mario Biondi, Paolo Conte, Katia Ricciarelli, Tito Puente, Mariah Carey, Take 6, The Blues Brothers, and moreover Gen Red, Paquito D’Rivera, Marshall Royal, Dave Brubeck, Amii Stewart, Claudio Roditi, Bob Mintzer (Yellow Jackets), Hal Crook, the Brecker Brothers, and David Crosby.
OPENING ACT: FANO GOSPEL CHOIR. The choir celebrated 20 years of music and passion in December 2016. Already part of the Italian Gospel Choir since 2014, he has performed under the direction of Maestro Alessandro Pozzetto in Piazza Duomo in Milan. The Mayor MAssimo Seri paid homage to the choir of a plaque as a thank you for the passion and soul with which the choir brings to life the tradition and spirituality of Afro-American music.