L’Una e Cinque is a vocal ensemble born in Turin in 1995 from an idea of Marco Andrioletti, who was its founder, artistic producer and baritone voice. The name was inspired precisely by the end time of the rehearsals of the first team, moreover made up of six elements, including a woman and five men.
The Ensemble creates a concert repertoire of songs from the sixteenth century to the present day thanks to the collaboration of artists from different musical fields, united by the interest and curiosity of exploring the potential of vocal polyphony through the study of the most varied repertoires. With this aim, the Ensemble has dealt with various genres of music both a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment over time: from the classical Renaissance genre to Jazz, to arrive at some unpublished pop music creations.
In 2010 the album “The Renaissance Project” was released, dedicated to the copious artistic production of the European Renaissance, with songs revisited in the light of a modern vocality.
The Ensemble “L’Una e Cinque” has obtained important recognitions in the classical and jazz fields, obtaining concerts in Italy, France and Germany. In 2011, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, Una e Cinque joined the basic quintet with various vocalists, creating “Canti della Patria”, a concert of songs from the Risorgimento which included an arrangement for voices a cappella of the Inno di Mameli.