Conductor Ciro Cau
- Gregoriano – Crucis Christi mons Alvernæ
- Laudario di Cortona – Laudar vollio per amore
- Anonimo XV sec. – O Francisce
- Anonimo XV sec. – Alta Trinità Beata
- T. Graziani – Audit in Evangelio
- A. Scarlatti – Exultate Deo
- F. Poulenc – Seigneur, je vous en prie
- L. Halmos – Jubilate Deo universa terra
- B. Bettinelli – O Jesu dolce
- L. Molfino – O sacrum convivium
- O. Jaeggi – Salve Mater misericordiæ
- K. Nistedt – Laudate
The Polyphonic Choir “Francis of Assisi” was founded in January ,1996 as a liturgical choir of the Parrocchia dei Capuccini (Capuchin Parish) in Sassari, thanks to the initiative of Padre Alberto Polo and under the direction of Ghigho Garau. In January ,1999 the artistic direction was entrusted to Maestro Ciro Cau with whom the choir began concerts in January, 2000. The choir, continued afterwards with several concerts and took part in remarkable choral festivals throughout Sardinia .
The repertoire varies from the sacred polyphony of Renaissance and Baroque ( worthy of attention is the execution of sacred cantatas BWV 33, 61, 118 and 153 of JS Bach and BuxWV 38, 52, 60, 68 D. Buxtehude’s Magnificat and Gloria RV 611 RV 589 by A. Vivaldi, the Te Deum KV 141 and the Missa KV 259 by W.A. Mozart), to works of the Romantic period and the twentieth century as well as songs of profane and popular inspiration .
The Epiphany Concert,which takes place every year on January the 6th in the Church of St. Francis in Sassari, has been offered annually since 2000, and it presents a moment that, beyond the aim of the performance itself, assumes both a spiritual and musical aspect through the proposed contents.
In November 2013, the choir performed in Assisi, at the Basilica Minore of Saint Francis on the express invitation of the Chapel Master of the Basilica Padre Giuseppe Magrino. In front of a careful and expert public – the concert was included in the program of the Fifth National Meeting for Animators of Liturgical Music, which attracts experts in the field from all over Italy – the Polyphonic Choir “Francis of Assisi” brought decidedly challenging impressive, refined and beautiful choral works. The performance was so successful that at the end of the concert the applause and the enthusiasm persuaded the choirmaster to perform an encore with a song inspired by the popular tradition of Sardinia.