“Alligrativi Pastura”

Sounds, melodies and verses of the Sicilian Christmas

Odeon of Taormina on 27th and 28th December 2019 @11.30am

Free entrance

 

A special concert organised by Taormina Arte Foundation and Kiklos Association

 

Click HERE to view the Italian press release

 

DUO ANTIQUO
Pinello Drago: voice, guitar and flutes
Benjamin Pouzadoux: hurdy-gurdy (ghironda) >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurdy-gurdy

• PASTORALE (Bernardo Storace, 17° century)
• PASTUREDDA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• I TRI RE DI L’URIENTI (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• SUITE DE SCOTTICH (traditional, French area)
• LI PAZZI SENSI MEI (lyrics of Tommaso Aversa – 17° cent., music by Pinello Drago, not registered)
• SUITE DE BOUREE’ (traditional, French area)

 

I MANDOLINI DEI NEBRODI
Aurelio Indaimo: voice and guitar
Calogero Emanuele: mandolin and mandola
Franco Montagna: mandolin and clarinet
Sebastiano Montagna: guitar
Nino Milia: guitar
Daniela Giaimo: transverse flute
Billy Nocifora: accordion

• NINNAREDDA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• PASTORALE NASCIU LU BMBINEDDU (Francesco Paolo Frontini, 19th cent.)
• CONTRODDANZA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• A CASTANIOTA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• A LA NOTTI DI NATALI (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• SUSI PASTURI (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• NATU GIA’ LU GRAN MISSIA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• NUVENA DI MISSINA (traditional, Peloritani area in east Sicily)

 

DUO FREE
Santi Scarcella: voice and piano
Gemino Calà: flutes

• NUVENA (traditional, Peloritani area in east Sicily, arrangement by Gemino Calà)
• PASTORALE MESSINESE (traditional, Peloritani area in east Sicily, arrangement by Gemino Calà)
• TORTORICIANA (traditional, Tortorici area in north-east Sicily, arrangement by Gemino Calà)
• BLUES (Santi Scarcella)
• TRAMONTI DI SICILIA (Santi Scarcella)
• CIURI CIURI JAZZ (Santi Scarcella)

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte > Infoline (mobile) + 0039 391 746 2146
www.taormina-arte.com – info@taormina-arte.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

Living Presepe – Living Nativity Scene

… e la Luce brillò… Venite e vedete!

16th edition – 2019

From December 26th 2019 to January 6th 2020

Parrocchia Sacro Cuore di Gesù –Trappitello,  Taormina (ME)

FREE ENTRANCE

The presepe will be held in case of rain too.

 

During Christmas time in Italy, you are bound to come across cribs in homes and piazzas all over the country. Many cities also have a living crib, or a living nativity scene. It is thought that St. Francis hosted the first living nativity scene in 1223, sparking a tradition that continues in Italy to this day. Beginning on Christmas day, and running until January 6th, towns throughout Italy hold pageants to re-act the night of Jesus’ birth. Actors portray Mary, Joseph, the three Magi and other biblical figures from the gospel.

In Trappitello, peripherical area of Taormina, every year in Chrismas time, a Living Crib with more than 200 “actors” and “walk-ons” is organised. It is one of the most appreciated living cribs of Sicily counting 22.000/25.000 people visiting the event every year.

The location set is the huge garden of the old small church of Santa Venera with impressive old buildings such as an oil mill, a millstone, a mallet and a windmill.  While in a secluded and evocative place the Capanna della Natività is located, where the Holy Child is welcomed and warmed by the love of his parents, Maria and Giuseppe, and by a docile ox and a tender donkey.
In fact there are many and various animals “working” as extras in the crib – among which a majestic camel stands out.

On January 6th, according to tradition, the Three Wise Men (the Three Kings) will enter “Bethlehem”, bringing their gifts to Baby Jesus: gold, frankincense and myrrh.

At the exit of the Living Nativity there is the possibility to visit the ancient Church of S. Venera, admire a rich exhibition of Holy Jesus and taste typical products of our tradition.

 

Opening hours:
– 26 December – 5.00pm / 9.00pm
– 27 Dicembre – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 29 Dicembre – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 30 Dicembre – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 1 January – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 2 January – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 4 January – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 5 January – 5.00pm / 9.00pm
– 6 January – 5.00pm / 9.00pm

 

How to get there:  Motorway A18 Messina/Catania, exit Taormina, Direction SS. 185 (statal road, blu sign),  500 metres from the motorway exit.
More info: T. +39 0942/50210 – M. +39 339/8320324 and +39 349/4289961 – presepetrappitello@gmail.com

FB: Presepe Vivente di Trappitello
#presepetrappitello

 

 

Where to stay

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Gran Concerto di Natale

by Piccolo Coro “Don Bosco” Città di Taormina

maestro Ivan Lo Giudice

Cathedral of Taormina, Thursday 26th December 2019 @ 7.00pm

Free entrance

 

The “Piccolo Coro Don Bosco” of Taormina is a polyphonic choir of white voices made of children aged between 4 and 12 years.

Founder and director: Ivan Lo Giudice

Tonight the choir will celebrate Christmas with the most beautiful Christmas songs and much more

Hosts: Laura Lo Re and Anna Maria Raccuja

 

 

MORE INFO

Piccolo coro “Don Bosco” Città di Taormina
www.facebook.com/pcdbtaormina – mobile: 0039 347 515 9319 – pcdbtaormina@live.it

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

Italian Opera Taormina

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OPERA CONCERTS

OPERA GRAN GALA

San Giorgio Theatre (Via Don Bosco, behind piazza IX aprile), December 26th and 30th 2019 @9.15pm

It is recommended to arrive 30 mins before the show

€ 25,00 entrance, drink included.
Kids under 10: free entrance

 

 

Special event organised by the Italian Opera Taormina. The most beautiful arias and duets taken from Italian operas.

For more shows click HERE

 

 

MORE INFO

Info and booking: mobile 0039 340 6426230 – info@italianoperataormina.com
Online tickets >> http://www.italianoperataormina.com/wordpress/acquista-biglietti

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

Living Nativity Scene

Taormina Mazzeo, December 25th and December 29th 2019 from 6.00pm on

 

Mazzeo is the fraction to sea of Taormina. It is a small, densely populated seaside village that overlooks the entire beach.

 

 

Presepe vivente 2019 – MazzeoCondividere per favore 🙂

Pubblicato da Parrocchia "S.Maria Goretti" – Mazzeo su Domenica 1 dicembre 2019

 

 

MORE INFO

Parish church Santa Maria Goretti, priest Don Francesco Giacobbe padrefrancescogiacobbe@hotmail.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

 

 

Racconti di Natale

by Fondazione Taormina Arte

Casa del Cinema (Corso Umberto n. 61 ) – Odeon – Ancient Theatre

21-31 December 2019

Free entrance

 

Telling Christmas through traditional stories, musics and songs.
Readings in Italian

 

PROGRAMME

Saturday 21 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Rintocchi by Charles Dickens
reading: Simone Corso – live music: Adriana Mangano
In coproduction with Compagna DAF – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Sunday 22 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Il Natale di Harry by Steven Berkoff
reading: Elio Crifò
In coproduction with Compagna Daf – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Thursday 26  – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Fantasia di Natale
anthology of silent Christmas films
live music: Giovanni Renzo (piano)
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

Friday 27 – Teatro Odeon @11.30pm
Alligrativi Pastura!
Christmas in Sicily: sounds, songs and verses
Duo Pinello Drago / Benjamin Pouzadoux > I Mandolini dei Nebrodi
Duo Santi Scarcella / Gemino Calà
In coproduction with Associazione Culturale Kiklos

Friday 27  – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Fantasia di Natale
anthology of silent Christmas films
live music: Giovanni Renzo (piano)
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

Saturday 28 – Teatro Odeon @11.30pm
Alligrativi Pastura!
Christmas in Sicily: sounds, songs and verses
Duo Pinello Drago / Benjamin Pouzadoux > I Mandolini dei Nebrodi
Duo Santi Scarcella / Gemino Calà
In coproduction with Associazione Culturale Kiklos

Saturday 28 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Storie di Natale per il signor Auster
mise en espace tra cinema, musica e parole
reading: Angelo Campolo – live music: Nicola Oteri
In coproduction with Compagna DAF – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Sunday 29 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Storie di Natale per il signor Auster
mise en espace tra cinema, musica e parole
reading: Angelo Campolo – live music: Nicola Oteri
In coproduction with Compagna DAF – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Monday 30 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Le confessioni di una donna by Amleto Palermi (1928)
live music: Solisti The Brass Group
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

Tuesday 31 – Ancient Theatre @11.30pm
The Ladies@Teatro Antico in “Wish you marry 2020”
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

 

MORE INFO

Taormina Arte
www.taormina-arte.com – mobile: 0039 391 7462146 – www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

PHOTO EHIBITION

Idda a Muntagna

4th edition

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, December 20, 21 and 22 2019

 

A photo exhibition cured by the Facebook Group “I Love Etna & …”

Here the list of the authors
Francesco Barbera – Rocco Bertè – Federico Brinch – Pippo Calabrese – Davide Caliò – Alfio Cariola – Fabrizio Micalizzi – Alessandro Micalizzi – Fernando Famiani – Fia Zappala – Lorenzo D’Agata – Giuseppe Gagliano – Vincenzo Greco – Giusy Intelisano – Dario Lo Scavo – Domenico Mazzaglia – Isidoro Murabito – Andrea Savi – Tony Seminara – Massimo Tamajo – Giancarlo Tinè – Michele Ungaro – Giò Giusa – Dario Andò – Antonio D’Agata

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/groups/ILOVEETNA

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Christmas in Taormina 2019

Taormina, from December 1th 2019 to January 6th 2020

 

Here the list some of the events organised by the Town of Taormina.
For more details, please ckick on the image above.

 

2019

December 15 – Christmas concert by Kiwanis Club – Church of Santa Caterina @6.00pm

December 15 – Concert by Gabriella Cannavò – Congress Hall @7.30pm

December 16 – Christmas Concert by the students of the “Istituto Comprensivo 1” of Taormina – Cathedral @6.00pm

December 18 – Christmas Concert “Taormina In… canto natalizio” – Congress Hall @7.30pm

December 20 – Christmas Concert by Associazione Mousikè – Cathedral @8.00pm

December 20 – Living nativity Scene by the kids f Mazzeo – Schools of Mazzeo @4.30pm

December 20 – Christmas Concert by Mousikè Association – Cathedral @8.00pm

December 21 – Theathrical work – Congress Hall @9.00pm

December 22 – Theathrical work – Congress Hall @6.00pm

December 23 – Theatre and music “La cantata di li pasturi”- Congress Hall @7.30pm

December 24 – Lightening of the traditional bonfires by the Cathedral and the Church of Santa Caterina – @10.30pm – Bagpipers playing along the streets

December 25 – Bagpipers playing along the streets in town centre

December 26 – Christmas Concert by the Little Chorus Don Bosco of Taormina – Cathedral @7.00pm

December 27 – Opera Concert by C. Elisa Moschella – Cathedral @7.00pm

December 28 – Christmas concert “Natale… e dintorni” – Church of Santa Caterina @7.00pm

December 28 – Theathrical performance by Marco Bazzoni “La verità rende Single” – Congress Hall @8.30pm

December 29 – Theathrical performance “C’era una volta Giardini” – Congress Hall @6.00pm

December 29 – Christmas concert by Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale – Cathedral @7.30pm

December 30 – Christmas concert “Canti e melodie natalizie” – Cathedral @7.30pm

December 30 – Jazz Concert – Congress Hall @9.00pm

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Concert – Ancient Theatre @11.30

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party – Piazza Duomo @10.00pm

 

2020

January 1 – “Corricapodanno a Taormina and 45th Dip in the Mediterranean Sea” – “Chico Scimone Trophy” – Beach of Villagonia @8.00am

January 1 – Award ceremony of the running event “Corricapodanno Taormina” – Piazza IX aprile @10.00am

January 1 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

January 1 – New Year Concert by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Congress Hall @7.30pm

January 3 – Music performance by Sandro di Bernardo & RainFaces – Congress Hall @6.30pm

January 5 – Theathrical performance “U contra” – Congress Hall @6.00pm

January 6 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

Charm of Art

“The charm of each work  color your life”

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, December 14-28 2019

 

 

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/charmofart

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

White Noise

Contemporary Art

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, from December 13th 2019 to January 8th 2020

Opening hours
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10.00am – 2.00pm and 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 10.0am-7.00pm
Monday: closed

Free entrance

 

Considerations on white, works of Paolo Greco, Francesco Rinzivillo and Enzo Rovella.

 

 

 

 

MORE INFO

ProLoco Taormina > info@prolocotaormina.it – mobile 0039 347 678 0029

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta