The first festival of Italian LGBT Choirs is coming to Bologna on the 30th and the 31st of May 2015. Two days of music, songs, culture and socializing activities realized with the aim of reminding people that the rights of LBGT individuals are the same rights of everyone else and no one is excluded.
The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) associations are constantly addressing the issue of obtaining equal civic rights, regardless of sexual orientation. Music is an universal language, capable of transmitting any message. It is no coincidence that the festival is taking place in Bologna, because it has always been a welcoming and participatory city, standing out for its good level of social integrations and for the presence of may LGBT associations. Bologna is also UNESCO Creative City for Music and is leading the coalition of the European cities against racism.
On Saturday, 30th May at 8.30 p.m., Cromatica will open with a Grand Gala event at the Testoni Theatre, hosting the performances of all these Italian LGBT choirs: Komos from Bologna, Roma Rainbow Choir from Rome, Checcoro from Milan, The good news female gospel choir from Milan, CorAcor Napoli Rainbow Choir from Naples, Parruccoro from Rome, Canone Inverso from Padua.
Two guests will join the evening: the author, actor and comedian Alessandro Fullin, artistically born in Bologna; and the ”Podium Paris Choeur Gay De Varietè” choir from Paris, as international guest.
After midnight, when the Testoni curtain will be closed, Cromatica 2015 will continue at the Cassero party.
On Sunday, 31st May, from 2.30 p.m to 4.30 p.m., the last day of the festival will end with the lively choirs of Cromatica invading the historical town centre of Bologna, cheering the streets of the city with their colorful voices. These travelling choirs will sing in every square of the town centre until reaching Piazza Nettuno, where they will perform under the statue depicting the sea god, in favor of the fund raising for the restoration of this famous monument giving its name to the square.
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