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NOVARA GOSPEL FESTIVAL, organized by Brotherhood Gospel Choir under the artistic direction and organization of Paolo Viana and Sonia Turcato, will celebrate its 13th edition this year.
In May 2016 in Padova, the festival received for the third time a Gospel Music Award as THE BEST GOSPEL EVENT IN ITALY, an important recognition and indication of its past commitments evident in the past editions, in which various globally important and renowned contemporary Gospel artists like  Kirk Franklin, Richard Smallwood, Donnie McClurkin, Myron Butler, Kurt Carr, Jonathan Nelson, 21:03, J. Moss, Micah Stampley, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Isaac Simpson..

The 2017 edition was officially launched last April with the WORKSHOP, held for the tenth  year consecutively  by the extraordinary British vocal coach Wayne Ellington. Divided into 5 sessions, spread out between April and October, the Workshop has enjoyed a great success again this year. The 100 participants from all over Northern Italy, Switzerland and Sicily, will perform at the opening of the second evening of the festival in October.

The 2017 festival will end with the second "Winter Edition" in the first week end of December at Teatro Rosmini of Borgomanero (program to define).

OCTOBER CONCERTS PROGRAM OF THE 13TH EDITION:

Friday, 6th October at 9 p.m. - Teatro Faraggiana, Novara (Italy)
BROTHERHOOD GOSPEL CHOIR - IT
MANCHESTER INSPIRATIONAL VOICES - UK

Saturday, 7th October at 9 p.m. - Teatro Faraggiana, Novara (Italy)
NGF WORKSHOP CHOIR directed by WAYNE ELLINGTON - UK
MICHAEL STUCKEY - US

The festival offers concert performances of very high artistic quality every year, in addition to the precious enjoyable moments of worship coherent with the meaning of the genre that it offers the audience.  Gospel actually means "God’s word" , good news.  What songs by these great artists, whose lyrics are inspired by prayers, psalms and passages of the Gospel, clearly reflect the intention of spreading a message of peace, contemplation, freedom and hope, through a universal language that knows no limits and boundaries: that of music.

The organizing team of Novara Gospel Festival, wishes to thank the Fondazione CRT, Piedmont Region and all the partners who have supported the event. A special thanks to the Towns of Novara and Borgomanero for the support and to the Town of Cerano for permission to utilize "Crespi Hall Auditorium" to host  the first four sessions of the Workshops and some Masterclasses.

PRODUCTION:
Brotherhood Gospel Choir Association

ART DIRECTION AND ORGANIZING:
Paolo Viana and Sonia Turcato

Presenter:
Marco Ottavio Graziano

Communication and Image Co-ordination: Sonia Turcato, Artimmagine
International public relations: Paolo Viana
Communication and Press Office: Marco Ottavio Graziano
Translation: Giulia Violini, Josephine Kasera
Project supervisor: Martin Isolabella
Reception and Hospitality: Caterina Zadra (NonSoloTrekking), Anna Colombo

WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
Fondazione CRT, Piedmont Region, Town of Novara, Town of Borgomanero, Town of Cerano

TECHNICAL AND MEDIA PARTNERS:
Teatro Faraggiana, Teatro Rosmini, Radio Onda Novara