Tuesday, October 19, 2010

French Embassy reception and Corsican concert Oct 18, 2010

Concert was in the Salon D'Hercule, as you can see why
The beautiful Renaissance palace,  Palazzo Farnese, home of the French embassy. Michelangelo finished the upper stories of building in 1546.

Beautiful stuccoed ceiling as you enter into the palazzo
Salon d'hercule, front of room with fireplace and busts of Roman emperors in the back-lite niches.
Confraternity of San Martinu di Patrimonio from Corsica coming in. They were there on the occasion of the visit of a visiting dignitary from Corsica to Rome.
There were 12 confraternity brothers performing the "Chants des Confreries de Corse.
12  confraternity brothers who performed the chants, only one piece was accompanied by a flute. Every other piece was voices only. Was very nice and relaxing. a different type of reception for sure. Lights were out for the concert, thus not so great photos. We were given of CD of their chants.

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