The One Voice gospel choir is the soul of Lucrezia’s One Voice Association and contributes significantly to the realization of projects and fundraisers with its concerts.
On 26 September 2018 we had the honor and pleasure of performing in the beautiful setting of the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence for a “Gospel Emotion”. The occasion was the 8th centenary of the birth of Blessed Umiliana de ‘Cerchi. Spazio360firenze and Termomarket organized this charity concert in favor of our Association.
Other recent performances
In February 2019, on the occasion of the World Day of Rare Diseases, the Choir participated in the fundraising for the cultural association iVisionaria in favor of the IO SONO project, a story in words and images on the mosaic trisomy 9.
In April 2016, we attended the prestigious concert “Il Concerto a Palazzo”, sponsored by the Municipality of Florence. In the splendid setting of the Salone dei Cinquecento, an important charity evening was held in which art, music and culture came together to create a unique atmosphere.
Again, in December 2017 the Municipality of Florence requested the presence of the choir to inaugurate the Christmas lighting of the Central Market of San Lorenzo.
Finally, at Easter 2018 the One Voice Gospel Choir performed during the Evangelical Cult in Eurovision on RaiDue.
Biography of the One Voice Gospel Choir
The One Voice Gospel Choir was founded by Lucrezia Balatri, who died prematurely in May 2012, as a union of three choirs, the first of which began its activity in 1998 under the direction of Lucrezia Balatri and pianist Michele Papadia, based at the St. James Episcopal Church of Florence. A few years after this first, successful experiment, two other choirs come to life, belonging to the Athenaeum Musicale Fiorentino.
The three formations merge into a single group in 2010, thus giving life to a reality that is at the same time heterogeneous from the singing point of view, and spiritually very united by the common passion for gospel music. Since 2012 the choir has been directed by Giorgio Ammirabile, assisted by Giacomo Ferrari, a piano accompanist for many years, and has a staff of more than fifty elements
The One Voice Gospel Choir can boast the collaboration with important gospel music artists, known internationally as Alana Alexander, singer, author, world-famous vocal coach; Knagui Damon, singer and musician; Ronald Ixaac Hubbard, pastor of Cleveland, OH; Rodney Hubbard, pianist; Trini Lopez Massie, musician, singer, conductor, preacher; Keith Moncrief pastor of the Pittsburgh, PA Baptist Church.