For the disabled
The Calicantus Choir performs every year in institutions for the disabled.
Concerts are an opportunity for exchange and enrichment for everyone, since music is a privileged channel of contact between human beings.
from 1997 to 2017
- 10 March 2017: Concerto Sala Sopracenerina Locarno as part of the traveling photographic exhibition in support of the League against Cancer23 September 2016: Concerto Chiesa Parish Church Minusio in support of the Beogo Association for Burkina Faso
28 February 2015: Concert with La Vos da Locarno Church College Papio Ascona. In favor of the Association at the Hospital playing Locarno
21 December 2014: Christmas concert in support of Médecins Sans Frontières for childcare projects in Sierra Leone and Liberia
15 December 2013: Christmas concert in support of Médecins du Monde-Suisse
4 October 2013: Concert in support of the Associazione All’ Ospedale All’ Ospedale All’ Ospedale Locarno’s pediatric ward. In common with Vos da Locarno – Minusio parish church
8 December 2012: Christmas Concert in support of the Dolpo Association – Church of San Francesco, Locarno
5, 21 and 26 April 2012: Three concerts in support of Nouvelle Planète, for the construction of water wells in Uganda – Ascona City Council Hall, Minusio Middle School, Tenero parish Church.
2 April 2011: Concert in support of the Ticino-Chile Association for the Earthquake in Chile – Church of Tesserete
11 and 12 December 2010: Concert in support of Swiss Cancer Research – Church Papal College of Ascona
8 December 2010: Concert in support of Kam for Sud – Church of Brissago
22 April 2010: Concert in support of the Association Zaza Madagascar – Sala Sopracenerina Locarno
26 March 2010: Concert for elementary school Kula Mountain in Dolpo, Nepal; with these proceeds Calicantus contributed to the construction of a classroom for primary schools – Church of Maggia.
26 February 2010: Beneficial concert in support of the “Gloria Dei Chamber Singers” choir in Pangasinan, Philippines, after the 2009 floods in the Philippines; with these proceeds Calicantus contributed to the reconstruction of the rehearsal room of this youth choir – Parish Church of Bioggio.
12 and 13 December 2009: Christmas concerts in support of the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation – Church Papal College of Ascona
4 December 2009: concert in support of the Africa Group by A. Poncini – Chiesa di Giubiasco
17 May 2009: Charity concert in support of the Theodora Foundation – Market Covered Gordola
13 – 18 April 2009 Tour de Suisse “Music at the service of the heart” in support of Médecins Sans Frontières
30 November 2007: Concert for the Parkinson Association Switzerland – Bioggio parish church
12 October 2007: Concert for the international organisation Médecins Sans Frontières – Sala Sopracenerina Locarno
2 June 2007: End of year concert in support of the Uganda Mission for the orphanage of Don Michiel Demets and Sister Ginetta – Papio Ascona College Church
26 January 2007: Concert in support of the Association Casa dosCurumins, Brazil – Sala Sopracenerina Locarno
24 November 2006: Concert in support of the Medical Aid Association in Central America (AMCA) – Chiesa Collegio Papio Ascona
12 May 2006: Concert in support of the Association Bolivia-Ticino – Ascona
2 December 2005: Concert with the choir Vos da Locarno in favor of the Christian Mission in Chad of Don Farine – Ascona
30 April 2005: Concert with the Clairière choir in support of Soroptimist International – Ascona
22 October 2004: Concert in support of the Kanta Bopa Hospital in Cambodia, Medecins Sans Frontières and the Rainbow Children’s Association in Beslan – Ascona.
23 April 2004: Concert with the Brazilian choir “Voices of Hope” in support of the Association Friends of Children of Bairro da Juventude in Brazil – Locarno.
6 February 2004: Concert in support of the Fondazione Informatica per la promozione della persona disabile nell’ ambito dell’ 80° della Federazione Ticinese delle Società di Canto FTSC – Ascona
25 August 2003: Concert in support of CBM (Christian Mission against blindness in the Third World) Basilique Notre Dame du Valentin – Lausanne
24 August 2003: Concert in support of CBM Collège St. Michel Collège – Fribourg
3 May 2003: Concert in support of Terre des Hommes with Czech choir Motyli Sumperk – Lugano
30 March 2003: Concert in support of CBM – Ascona
30 November 2002: Concert in support of CBM in the Dreikönigskirche Church – Zurich
10 May 2002: Concert in support of the Casa Faro di Maggia with the main choir, the male chorus “Liederkranz” and the tenor Ottavio Palmieri – Locarno.
1 March 2002: Concert in support of CBM, Chiesa Notre Dame – Neuchâtel
11 May 2001: Concert in support of CBM for the earthquake in India – Massagno
23 December 1999: Concert in support of the solidarity chain for UNICEF – Lugano
3 October 1998: Concert with the choir’ Vos di Locarno’ in support of a Romanian orphanage – Locarno
11 June 1998: Concert for SWISSAID “Palais du Monde” – Locarno
30 August 1997: Concert for flood damage in Moravia Czech Republic – Muralto
18 April 1997: Charity concert for direct aid in Africa – Locarno
1 June 1996: Concert in support of “Terre des Hommes” national musical day – Ascona
Mille anime una melodia. La musica non fa distinzioni, tanti la cantano, tanti la ascoltano, tanti la suonano, tutti la vivono.
When I sing with the choir, I feel as if I were an energy that unites all of us.
It makes us all feel that we belong to a group.