…[the] concert of the feminine schola Mediae Aetatis Sodalicium, masterly directed by professor Albarosa, offered to the numerous spectators an extremely authoritative interpretation and an authentic lesson of style dealing with a complex and articulate program that witnessed the multiplicity of forms of the Gregorian repertoire.
(AISGRE bullettin – July 21, 2011)
… the women’s ensemble Mediae Aetatis Sodalicium directed by Professor Nino Albarosa, by adopting a celestial sonority and a remarkable unisonous of the eight voices, has led the audience to a progressive elevation that has become a truly collective breathing, in full unterstanding of the texts sung. .
(L’Amico del Popolo – 17 settembre 2009)
Religious chant remarkably performed that of Mediae Aetatis Sodalicium within the concert season of Messina! The concert, organised by the Musical Association “Vincenzo Bellini”, has been directed by a true authority on the matter: Professor Nino Albarosa… who’s considered one of the most important monodic chant scholar. .
(Gazzetta del Sud – 25 feb. 2006)
… beautiful the performance of Mediae Aetatis Sodalicium from Bologna, directed by the elegant gesture of Nino Albarosa and exalting the pureness of a chant that, I believe, is hardly possible to judge when goes far beyond the mere technical aspects, as it has been with this inspired group. .
(Choral Iter – Concorso Internazionale di Arezzo – sett. 2005)
The ensemble of 7 Gregorian singers, performed pieces in alternatim to the Vision de l’Amen for two pianos of Messiean… the chant, directed by Nino Albarosa, was plastic, fluid but well delineated, antithetical to some interpretations far to much evanescent that are fashionable now a days.
(Spettacoli Provincia Cremona – 7 Nov. 2003)
The opening soirée investigated the relation between the music of Messiaen and the Gregorian chant…the comparison had underlined the modernity of Gregorian chant. Nino Albarosa revealed through the excellent performance of the Schola Mediaetatis Sodalicium of Bologna and the beautiful voice of the soloist Anna Maria Rais the secret enchantment and its remarkable actuality.
(Vita cattolica – 13 Nov. 2003)
Through a even-tempered interpretation with a high focus on detail, the vocal ensemble knew how to make the most of the environment’s acoustic (Sacrario di Castel Dante a Rovereto), exploiting its positive characteristics and emphasizing the expressive force of monodic chant and of its imperturbable solemn rhythm. Particularly significant and touching were the interpretations of the gradual “Requiem Aeternam” and of the sequence “Dies Irae”.
(Alto Adige, Rovereto, 11/12/2001)
Valuable care of the phrasing and of the expression of words…Extraordinarily refined vocal preparation. Appropriately “not measured” the rhythm, free to follow the more profound significance of the text.
(Gazzetta del Sud, Messina, 19/12/1999)
Precious pieces were performed for the first time in public by the Gregorian Choir Mediae Aetatis Sodalicium of Bologna…An extraordinary interpretation by the eight singers that evoked with grace and energy the spirit of life in the ancient cloisters who produced a performance with clear and penetrating voices.
(Messaggero Veneto, Udine, 21/11/1999)
Alive with intense participation, wise balance and careful attention from Professor Albarosa…The ensemble showed…a truly elevated level of quality. It was particularly pleasing, in the technical level, the outstanding fusion of voices, the constant attention to intonation and the vigilance of every individual singer. On an interpretive level, the particular quality of the group was confirmed…the constant attention to the text and to the ancient musical notation …led to an elegant delivery of phrase.
(Vita Nuova, Trieste, 14/5/1999)
The execution, accurate be it under a purely literary profile, or be it on a vocal level, has made the salient aspects of the performed pieces stand out, above all in the relationship between word and music…The choir voices have…rendered with freshness and participation the lively and floating rhythm of the antique nuemes.
(Coralia, Trieste, December 1998)
…the vocalists of “MAES” have submitted themselves to a still more accurate preparation, offering, to every liturgical and textual piece of work, a diverse vocal interpretation, at times radiant and at times sorrowful with dynamic surrender in accordance to what the ancient nuemes required. Their concentration leads their listeners not to their voices but to the sung text and its significance.
(Vita Nuova, Trieste, 9/10/1998)
In the execution, the literary rigor of the conductor is clearly transmitted, but with moving participation. The nine voices find themselves within an admirable balance, exalting the ancient fascination of monody, creating an evocation outside of time.
(Gazzetta di Reggio, Reggio Emilia, 29/6/1997)
The voice…crystalline of the choir “Mediae Aetatis Sodalicium” led by Nino Albarosa…has given body to multiple sensations, and in some moments exaltation.
(Il Resto del Carlino, Reggio Emilia, 26/6/1997)
…ten formidable singers whose vocal inflections seem to malleably forge themselves to the gestures of the conductor: a vibrant choir that has, in the meantime, the capability of a very rigorous vocal technique, of an admirable homogeneity, to the point that people had the impression of hearing a single voice.
(Gazzetta del Sud, Messina, 18/12/1993)