Members of the Continuo Arts Children and Youth Ensembles will travel to Rome, Vatican City, Assisi and Prague to perform in the Festival Internazionale Di Arte Per Giovani Musicisti conducted by Dr. Candace Wicke on November 23-December 1, 2012.  Last year’s festival was the first international youth-oriented event designed to promote and present the great artists of tomorrow by featuring the world’s finest youth choirs, orchestras, and directors. Continuo Arts is accepting new singers for the 2012 season ages 7 to 18 who will have performances in local community concerts, community service appearances as well as the opportunity to travel and perform abroad.

In addition to expanding to Prague, the 2012 Festival includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate Mass in Vatican City with His Holiness Pope Benedict XIV.  Not only will singers participate in Festival rehearsals and performances with outstanding ensembles from around the world, they will also tour the great sites of Rome, Assisi & Prague for a total musical, educational and cultural enrichment experience. 

The Continuo Arts Foundation offers ensembles for singers and musicians of all ages, from six to past sixty, locally and around the world.  Founded in 2007 by Candace Wicke, The Continuo Arts Foundation and Choruses have already made a mark on the international artistic scene in such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, Vatican City and Prague, in addition to local concerts and appearances. Singers in the Continuo Arts ensembles have presented three world premieres of major compositions for chorus & orchestra, been filmed for a documentary and recorded the cd release of “Requiem for My Mother”.

The Continuo Arts Foundation, a non-profit 501-c-3 organization, receives support from memberships, individual donors, corporations and foundations.  Its recent programs have been supported by the Hyde & Watson Foundation, Westfield Foundation, Manley Winser Foundation, Summit Area Public Foundation, a Union County HEART grant, and others.

Information and registration details may be found on the website on the choral program page, or by calling 908-264-5324.