Ternavasso (To) – The famous “Coro del Bric” (which gets its name from the point, called “Bric” of Saint Brigida, on the Turin hill where it was founded), accompanied by the “Bric instrumental Ensemble” and directed by Master Carmelo Luca Sambataro, on Tuesday 19 June 2018 was the protagonist of a very successful concert organised in the name of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy. The event was generously organised and hosted by Cav. Grand Cr. Paolo Thaon di Revel Vandini, Secretary of the Grand Magisterium Council and Chairman of the Disciplinary Commission and his spouse Dame Commander Erika Rasmussen Thaon di Revel Vandini, in the family chapel of Ternavasso Castle..
The choir, whose repertoire goes from the late Middle Ages to Renaissance polyphony, from Baroque to the choral compositions of the 20th century, with both sacred and popular songs, managed effectively and with great energy to transport the numerous guests in a magical tour through the centuries and different musical locations, from Bach to Bernstein.
At the end of the all-enveloping performance, the Delegate for Piedmont Cav. Grand Cr. Nob. Carlo Buffa dei Conti di Perrero, in the name of Knights and Dames present, congratulated the choir and the organisers. At the end of the evening, with the audience on its feet, as a grand finale, the “Sardinian Anthem” of Giovanni Gonella was sung as a homage to HRH Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy.
Before cocktails, also generously offered to guests by the hosts inside the castle, the donations collected during the evening (over €3,000) were delivered and will be used to finance the recovery of the antique crypt of the Basilica Mauriziana in Turin, to support the project finally making it accessible to the public.
The Thaon di Revel Vandini spouses themselves had allocated the entire value of their wedding gifts to the charity works of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy. A gesture that renews and confirms the loyalty and generosity of this ancient family always linked to the Dynasty.