Festival Internazionale Corale Al Sole della Sardegna


S Cantorums Manskör, 2022

Dear Barbara,

Once again – thank you for the well-organized Festival and your personal concern for us during the stay!

Thanks a lot and hugs in return/Ingemar

S Limerick Choral Union, 2022

Dearest Barbara and Giuliano and Alberto !

 Well,   all of us have now arrived safely back home yesterday evening and I am back at work this morning.

 My friends…… what can I say ?  ALL of us had the most wonderful time in Sardinia ,  the beautiful places,  the friendly people , the lovely music !!!   It was all fantastic !!!

 We so much appreciated all your hard work to make this magical time happen for us and in particular for the work that you did to help us enjoy our few days when the festival was over and you were busy trying to get home yourselves .

 Words really cannot express how much it mean to all of us to be able to be together and sing together again after all the sad things that have happened with Covid and all what is still happening with the Ukraine war. 

 We all had a new appreciation of how lucky we are to be able to travel and enjoy new experiences and SING !!

I hope you all got back home safely and are able to have some rest after all your hard work.

We do hope that you can accept our invitation to visit us in Limerick for our concert on Dec 3rd ??    We would be delighted to repay your hospitality in some small way in our home town,    we will be in touch again to organise your visit !


ALL our love


S Songworks, 2022

Hi Barbara

 Apologies – this is a very belated thank you for all your work in organising another great choir festival.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it – despite the heat! – and had a great time.  It was so good to meet the local choirs who had such varied programmes and were so friendly and welcoming.

 Thanks too to Giacomo and Alberto.  What a lovely young man Alberto is.  We think he will go far if he joins his father in the business!  

  It was a shame that there was only one other choir from outside Italy as it would have been good to meet other choirs from around Europe.  Hopefully this will improve now that things are opening up much more.

Many thanks again from all of us.



Songworks Edinburgh Community Choir

Le 5 Cop's, 2019

Bonjour Giuliano, bonjour Barbara,

Nous voici de retour chez nous avec de magnifiques souvenirs musicaux, touristiques  et gastronomiques et beaucoup de nouveaux amis !

Merci pour cette belle organisation et de nous avoir fait découvrir une belle région.

Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous croiser à nouveau, surtout toi, Giuliano, Barbara, ce sera peut-être pour une autre fois !?! Transmettez également toute notre amitié à Alberto qui a été un guide parfait pendant tout notre séjour.

Amicales salutations à vous deux..

Pour les 5 Cop’s :

Jean-Marc Revaz

Liepos, 2019

Dear Barbara,

I'm writing to let you know that we are back home safe and sound - full of unforgettable impressions, beautiful music, friendships and fallen in love with Sardinia.
Please forward kindest gratitude from our conductor Audronė and all Liepos to Mr. President and Alberto who both surrounded us with sincere care and attention. It was a pleasure to meet their beautiful family. 
The festival is amazing and very well organized - you could feel that every detail has been carefully thought over, everything was clear an on time. Exceptionally good food. Nice hotel with helpful staff. Friendly and kind drivers. 
The places to visit were chosen with love as well as remarkable places for concerts. We were happy to sing together with so good and interesting guest and local choirs, see their nice national costumes.
During our additional day we've visited some places of interest in Sant' Antioco and were honored to be accepted by Mrs. Chiara Vigo - the Maestro del Bisso. 
Many thanks for our "special prize" - trip to Cagliari. It is a beautiful city and we saw Flamingos! 
Dear Barbara, thank you for leading us to this amazing event through all administrative things. Its a pity that we couldn't meet there, but hope to meet you some day somewhere between Graz, Verona and Sant' Antioco :)
Thank you again for all you've made for us!  We are spreading the news already via facebook. So hopefully you will have more Lithuanian choirs in your following editions both in Sardinia and Verona. 
We've brought home Sun from Sardinia!
Warmest regards,


Danutė Kniūkštienė
VOCI Amici, 2019

Cher Giuliano, Chère Barbara,


Hier soir, nous étions de retour dans nos foyers…le c(h)œur de tous les participants a vibré pendant 5 jours pour de multiples raisons : accueil chaleureux et généreux pour notre groupe Voci Amici grâce à la présence rassurante et amicale de Giuliano qui a porté toute son attention à notre bien-être, à notre confort… rencontres magnifiques avec d’autres chœurs, d’autres chanteurs et pour moi d’autres chefs de chœurs, musiques à partager, à recevoir et à offrir, amitié, sourires, clins d’œil, embrassades, émotions, découvertes de magnifiques paysages et de lieux mémorables dans lesquels vous nous avez donné la chance de chanter, et tant et tant d’instants magiques, comme des perles, des trésors précieux à notre mémoire. Nous vous devons à tous les deux tous ces bonheurs vécus pendant 5 jours au soleil de la Sardaigne. Ce soleil n’est pas un vain mot ; nous l’avons emporté dans notre c(h)oeur et le gardons précieusement pour éclairer les longs mois sombres d’hiver de nos cœurs et de nos montagnes.


MILLE MERCIS pour tant de générosité, de chaleur humaine. MILLE MERCIS également à Giuliano pour ton idée superbe de réunir des chœurs et de favoriser ainsi les échanges culturels entre les pays et l’animation de cette région merveilleuse.


Vraiment, je suis heureuse d’avoir eu la chance de vivre ces instants extraordinaires avec mes chanteurs. Tous sont rentrés au pays rayonnants et tout emplis de reconnaissance envers vous. Je vous transmets leurs plus chaleureux remerciements.

Je vous souhaite à tous les deux une bonne continuation dans vos activités, vos projets, votre vie. Je vous embrasse affectueusement et vous souhaite une belle suite d’été.

Anne-Françoise et les « Amici »


Europa Cantat di Reano , 2016

Carissimi Barbara e Giuliano, queste poche parole per farvi giungere il nostro (e mio personale) più sentito grazie per la bellissima esperienza che abbiamo vissuto in questi giorni appena passati!

Una così importante e complessa manifestazione è potuta svolgersi ed arrivare a coclusione in un modo tanto lusinghiero perchè voi lo avete voluto e attuato con grande passione e capacità.

Sappiate dunque che il ricordo di quanto ci avete regalato rimarrà prezioso nel cuore di tutti noi!

Arturo Giolitti ed il Coro Europa Cantat di Reano

La Magnanarelle , 2016
Dear Barbara,
In the name of all the singers of La Magnanarelle, I would like to thank you for the perfect organisation of the choir festival we attended. It was a great opportunity to get to know both local and international choirs and also that part of Sardinia. I personally will certainly want to return next year, maybe at the same time as the festival is being held and go to different concerts as a spectator.
We will especially want to go back to Santadi and Sant'Anna Arresi to meet up with some of the local singers there. In addition, we had close contacts with the Singkreis Deuerling and the Angelica singers and I intend following their future activities.
Please pass on my and our thanks to Professor Rinaldi for a very successful festival.
All the best in friendly Graz and maybe see you next year in Sant'Antioco,
Best regards, Jaroslav Dedek.


Buona  sera   Cara  Barbara,
 Spero  che  tu stai bene   dopo  tutte  queste  grande  fattiche  del Festival ?.
Appena  rincasata  voglio  ringraziaTi per  il bellissimo  soggiorno  che  abbiamo  vissuto  graziie  alla  vostra  perfetta organizazione  ,la  qualità dell  accoglienza  e lla  vostra  gentilezza  verso  di ciascuno  di noi .
Questa  espérienza  musicale  e  umana  sarà per noi tutti  un  ricordo bellissimo e  indimenticabile.
Tanti saluti e ricordi .
Yvette. -----------------