Rizza, Margaret

Margaret Rizza’s distinctive style of hauntingly beautiful melodies is now recognized around the world as an example of all that is holy and best in sacred music. Her compositions are written as ostinatos or mantras and are wonderfully melodic, often with simple, repetitive melodies, carrying short, usually Scriptural, texts. Each piece may be sung by one person or many (in glorious choral parts), unaccompanied or backed by a whole music group. For those who prefer to sit, listen, and enjoy, the recordings of her music are stunning. These collections are some of the most wonderful music resources for contemplative worship today!

Margaret Rizza studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and completed her training in Italy. She has utilized her gifts as a world-class opera singer, a broadcaster, and a choral conductor throughout her career. Since 1986, Rizza has
dedicated herself to the world of spirituality and to the wider aspect of music in the community. She leads many retreats, days of prayer, days of music and meditation, and vocal and choral workshops. In response to the growing popularity of Rizza’s compositions worldwide, GIA has re-released her collections Fountain of Life (1997) and Fire of Love (1998) for U.S. and Canadian audiences.