CORO MAGHINI is a professional choral ensemble based in Turin, Italy that has worked closely with Italian Radio Television (Rai) National Symphony Orchestra since 1995. This prestigious collaboration has seen many important performances, among which Mass in B minor, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion and Magnificat (Bach), Messiah, Israel in Egypt (Handel), Requiem and Mass in C minor, (Mozart), Die Schöpfung and Die Jahreszeiten, (Haydn), Missa solemnis and Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven), Te Deum and Messa da Requiem (Verdi), all the Brahms symphonic-choral works, Peer Gynt (Grieg), War Requiem (Britten), La vida breve (De Falla), Porgy and Bess (Gershwin), Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss), all performed under such prestigious directors as Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos, Yuri Ahronovitch, Kirill Petrenko, Gerd Albrecht, Kristian Jarvi, Serge Baudo, Simon Preston, Jeffrey Tate, Juanio Mena, Gianandrea Noseda, Ottavio Dantone, Wayne Marshall, Helmuth Rilling, Christopher Hogwood, Robert King and Ivor Bolton.
In January 2006 the choir performed Mahler’s Second Symphony with the Rai National Symphony Orchestra in the inauguration concert to celebrate the restoration of the orchestra’s Arturo Toscanini Auditorium in Turin. 2007 and 2008 saw performances in the annual Christmas Concert in the Saint Francis Basilica of Assisi, a RAI production that was broadcast on Eurovision. In March 2008 the Maghini Choir participated in the 47th Semana de Música Religiosa in Cuenca (Spain), performing Britten’s War Requiem and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. In 2011 the Choir participated in the MA Festival Brugge (Belgium), in 2012 and 2013 in the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music (Austria).
Since 2007 the chorus has worked regularly with Academia Montis Regalis and its director Alessandro De Marchi, with whom numerous Baroque concert projects have been realized, such as: L’Orfeo (Monteverdi), Jephte (Carissimi), Psalms (Handel), Gloria and Magnificat (Vivaldi), Coronation Mass and Vesperae solemnes de confessore (Mozart), Te Deum (Fiorè), Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio and St. John Passion (Bach), Davidis pugna et victoria (A. Scarlatti), I Vespri dei Carmelitani (Handel), Telemann’s opera Flavius Bertaridus; La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart). Coro Maghini has been directed by Claudio Chiavazza since its foundation.
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