The project

The goal since the beginning has been to explore the potential of vocal polyphony, both a cappella and with the accompaniment of musical instruments. Precisely because of this characteristic, Una e Cinque has tackled various genres of a cappella music or with instrumental accompaniment: from the classic Renaissance, to Jazz, up to some unpublished pop music creations.


In the theatrical field, the Ensemble has collaborated with the Gruppo Artisti Associati Teatro San Filippo in Turin, taking part in various shows.

In the field of contemporary music, L’Una e Cinque took part in a project by the composer Claudio Mantovani realizing the choral parts of “Pulcra Margarita”, with the composer Stefano Maccagno for the piece Libertà 1942 (poem by P. Eluard); he also created the piece “Credo” by the Latvian composer U. Praulins.

In 2005, with Fausto Caporali (professor of Organ and Gregorian chant at the Turin Conservatory) the Ensemble took part in a review of Christmas Gregorian chants held in Reggio Emilia.

With the composer Andrea Ravizza, the Ensemble records the song “Canzone Unica”.

In the field of light music he has created some unpublished songs with instrumental accompaniment:
• C’era una volta il tè (Marco Andrioletti, Gianluca Savia)
• La facia del gatto (Andrea Casamento).

L’Una e Cinque has created theme songs for cartoons written and produced by M. Bouvet for Lastregò&Testa in Turin.

Main Concerts

Telethon ’97, three editions of the Turin Music Fair, Gospel Jubilee Festival at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Jazz a Palazzo, Summer Days, Tavagnasco Rock, Concerts by the Press Club (Turin and Monza), White Nights in Turin, 3 editions of Vivavoce (Festival of a cappella music in Treviso), Lago Maggiore Musica, Europa in musica, Casa Olimpia Racconta (Sestriere-To 2006 Olympics), Blue Note, Torino Jazz Club (with the Jazset trio), Rivolimusica Concert Season, Review Correvoce (Lugano), Circolo Filarmonica Astigiano, ass. mythos. – Abroad – France: Saint Martin de Crau, Berre l’Etang, Saint Remy de Provence; Lugano (Switzerland) Germany: Bonn and Dortmund.

Events and conventions: Mercedes (Sassuolo 2005); Comdata s.p.a. (Asti 2006), Bocconi University (2011), Catholic University (2011) Expert Group (2011).
Schools: held meetings and workshops on a cappella singing for school students in Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto

Radio and television

He took part as a group of choristers in the transmission “Alle 2 su RAI 1” by Paolo Limiti; he was a guest group of “Robinson and Friday” (RAI 3); he took part in the documentary “Non ti scordar di me” produced by “Prisma FIlm” for the RAI Tre headquarters.

Other television appearances (partial filming of concerts) aired on: Sky TV, Tele Pace, Sat 2000. The project was presented in the radio show “Tornando a Casa” by E. Bonaccorti Rai-Radio 1 (Nov. 2009) with an interview and the broadcast of the song “Que rest et il”; extracts from the album The Renaissance Project were programmed on Rai-Radio 3 in the “Battiti” program on RSI (Radio della Svizzera Italiana) in the “Onde Radio” program

In 2017 they were finalists in the “Capitalent” contest of Radio Capital with a cover of the song “A che serve gli dei” by Rossana Casale, arranged and produced by Marco Andrioletti and created with the instrumental accompaniment of the “JazSet” formation.
The “Tourdion” extract was chosen by “Il Sole 24 ore” for the advertising of “Leonardo’s Code” (radio, TV, cinema campaign 2006)