About the project
In summer 2021, we invited British vocal ensemble I Fagiolini to lead us in learning a rarely-performed piece of Renaissance music: ‘Rimanti in pace’ by Claudio Monteverdi. Founded and directed by Robert Hollingworth, I Fagiolini are internationally renowned for their imaginative, innovative performances of early music.
This unusual project gave hundreds of Stay At Home Choir singers the opportunity to take on a madrigal that is normally sung one to a part. ‘Rimanti in pace’ is an a cappella song about love, loss, and romance, which tells the story of an emotional farewell between lovers. Stay At Home Choir members sang the role of the narrator, with I Fagiolini performing the lines sung by the lovers.
Rehearsals began in July 2021 and submissions closed in August 2021. The final video was released on 24th February 2022 and featured recordings from nearly 1000 singers.
About the Stay At Home Choir
The Stay At Home Choir is an online music-making community. We run virtual choir projects which allow over 26,000 people from over 76 countries to sing with their favourite artists.
“Being a part of your wonderful online singing community is SUCH a massive help and comfort. It is utterly amazing to be a (tiny!) part of this incredible effort and just wanted to say thank you for all that you do to ensure that we continue to sing together.”
We provide detailed learning resources, online rehearsals, and one-off sessions with internationally acclaimed musicians, conductors, and composers. Our members become part of a friendly and thriving community, connecting with fellow music-lovers around the world.
“The joy and enthusiasm is so infectious, it is wonderful! And living in a remote village, the choir gives me the chance to sing music in a choir that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to.”Ann, UK
We’ve collaborated with artists including Gareth Malone, The King’s Singers, Christopher Tin, The Swingles, John Rutter, Sir Karl Jenkins, VOCES8, Marin Alsop, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
“For me being part of the SAHC community, meeting all those crazy, inspiring, wonderful and musical people from all over the world is something that I never had thought I would ever experience. And look where we are now!! What an achievement!! What a joy!! What a hell of a lot of fun and happiness.”