Assisi Pax Mundi 2018, a Saturday rich in concerts

A very intense Saturday for Assisi Pax Mundi. Music invades Saint Francis places in the occasion of the fifth edition of the international festival of sacred Franciscan music.

Tomorrow (Saturday the 20th of October), the day will be completely dedicated to the music, to the dialogue, and to the meeting thanks to three concerts that are going to take place in three symbolic locations for Saint Francis.

Music is going to start at 11:30 in the morning when the Monte Colmenacco Choir, the Corale Interparrocchiale of Nesso (Nesso) and the Symphonia Choir (Pratovecchio) will exhibit at the San Rufino Cathedral. The next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at the San Pietro Church with the performance of the “Francesco d’Assisi” Polyphonic Choir from Sassari. At last, it will be the turn of the most exciting moment of the festival: the final concert that is taking place at 8:30 p.m. at the Saint Francis Lower Basilica during which all the choral groups that are attending to Assisi Pax Mundi, will participate.

Assisi Pax Mundi continues to confirm itself as a great event: seven free concerts executed by 15 choral groups coming from different cities of Italy and of the world; more than 300 singers and musicians; five Franciscan locations in Assisi and its surroundings; various music genres (between them gospel and folk music). The event seems to be very exciting and rich of can’t-miss appointments dedicated to the theme of this year: “If any man takes this bread for food he will have life for ever” (Jhon 6, 51).

During this edition music is inspired by the theme of the Eucharist. Assisi is an extraordinary city with its vocation to the promotion of peace and respect and it continues promoting a culture based on the dialogue where nobody is excluded, that proposes well common values, following Saint Francis and Saint Claire example. Assisi Pax Mundi festival, that has reached its fifth edition, is organized by Assisi’s Franciscan families with the cooperation of the Saint Francis Papal Basilica Chapel Choir with the object to give the possibility to dialogue for the peace and for the Communion. Participating groups, in fact, have to present their repertoire and to meet each other to share their experiences and feelings in order to enrich themselves. Father Giuseppe Magrino talks about the no-competitive aspect of Assisi Pax Mundi that is intended to offer an occasion of dialogue and meeting. He underlines the importance of the theme of the festival as well: “Eucharist is the source and the top moment of Christian life and it’s the heart of the Franciscan Spirituality”.

Assisi Pax Mundi is ending on Sunday the 21st of October at 10:30 a.m. at the Saint Francis Upper Basilica with a solemn Mess and the performance of the Creature Song by Father Domenico Stella. All attendant group will participate.


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