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Date(s) - 30/11/2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St Paul's Cathedral


870x489_home-choeur_de_sarteneJean-Paul Poletti, the renowned Corsican singer and composer got his initial training in music from Vincent Orsini. He moved to Italy and stayed there till 1970, where he diligently studied counterpoint classes and harmony at the famous chorus school of Cantarum in Florence and Sienna.

Men’s Choir oscillates between the popular and sacred attempting to convey a strong emotion, a sense of the Corsican soul and the mysteries of the island, in short what is invisible to the eye. They have been performing worldwide including in Mexico, China, Korea, United States, Austria, Belgium, Russia and Africa.

Some extracts:

Jean Louis Blaineau a composer, arranger, singer and cellist belongs to a family of musicians. He started his musical career in 1979 but has been associated with the Men’s Choir since July 2000.

Jacques Tramoni is from a family of singers. He was initiated into Gregorian chants at a very young age by Father Ulrich, a Franciscan monk of the monastery of Sartène. He was a natural choice as a deep bass when the Singing School of Sartène was created in 1987 by Jean-Paul.

Jean Claude Tramoni is the younger brother of Jacques. With his `low and traditional voice’ he is the perfect choice to be the soloist of the Men’s Choir of Sartene.

This great connoisseur of “paghjelle” and Corsican song, he is always available to pass on his knowledge to younger generations with great humility.

Stephane Paganelli, got interested in music when aged 11, his parents bought him his first drums. He became a student of opera singing class of Anne Marie Grisoni conservatory of Bastia.

It was only in year 2000 that he was called to join the Men’s Choir. He went on to become one of the leading soloists of the group especially the oratorio Stabat Mater.