The singers

Enrico De Capitani

Born in Milan on 25 October 1960.

He studied Philosophy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Religious Sciences at the ISSR in Milan.

He trained as a cantor in the university choir, while undertaking a private course of study in singing. Afterwards, he studied Gregorian chant with G. Baroffio and F. Rampi and the wider medieval repertoire with Barbara Thorntorn and Benjamin Bagby while attending the Autunno Musicale courses in Como.

He is a permanent member of the ensemble Cantori Gregoriani, which he considers an experience of ongoing formation as well as a professional commitment.

Since 1987, he has been singing in the Amici Cantores choir of Milan, which he currently conducts.

He is, moreover, the founder and conductor of Stirps Iesse, a professional vocal ensemble specialized in medieval music.

He overlooks the liturgical music for the Parish of Santa Maria Nascente in Milan alongside with two close-knit musician friends.

He has recorded 7 discs as conductor of the Stirps Iesse ensemble for Amadeus, Glossa and Paoline and about twenty as a singer in the various choirs of which he is a member.

He has written a variety of papers for music magazines. Moreover, he has given lectures in various Gregorian chant courses as well as talks in various conferences dedicated to medieval music.

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