Cantosospeso, a Milan-based singing organization (named for one of Luigi Nono's works) that offers voice lessons and music appreciation forums to people of all backgrounds, is searching for choir singers for their December 4, 2008 Beethoven Ninth concert. We <3 it! Prerequisites? There are none!! You don't need any prior singing experience, or even any former knowledge of music...only a passion to sing -- and a mouth & intact vocal chords. Fish need not apply. The one catch? Their maestro's name is "Martinho Lutero". I kid you not!
Their recruitment poster, modded from the iconic 1917 James Montgomery Flagg U.S. Army propaganda, caught our eye. "Voglio te per cantare la nona sinfonia" ("I want you to sing for the Ninth Symphony") is a delightful send-up, subbing Beethoven's head for Uncle Sam's.