All is ready for Assisi Pax Mundi. Franciscan music prepares to be the protagonist of this international event. From the 15 to the 18 of October 2015 Assisi will house the second edition of Assisi Pax Mundi: a festival that was born to inspire the dialog through the music. Eleven choirs are going to land to Assisi.
Eleven chorus and more than 300 participants, seven franciscan locations, conferences and studies. Assisi is going to house the Music.
Saint Francesco prayed by singing. According to their tradition, the four franciscan families of Assisi, with the cooperation of the Papal Basilica of Saint Francesco Chapel Choir, promote the second international festival of Sacred franciscan music. The object of this event is to support the culture of the sacred music connected to the figure of Saint Francesco and the franciscan world.
Among the big news of this second edition, there is a Gospel choirs, Charlie’s Gospel Angels, directed by Charlie Cannon (Alabama): they want let us understand how the Franciscan message is modern and cross at the same moment. Unmissable is the inauguration of the new eco-save enlightenment of the Basilica of Saint Francesco. The festival will include conferences and concerts that will occur in the franciscan locations and their surroundings.
The higher moment of the festival will be the final concert where all attendees will sing all together. The event will close with the celebration of a solemn Mass in the Upper Basilica of Saint Francesco and the performance of the “Cantico delle Creature” of P. Domenico Stella. All choirs and instrumental groups will participate.
Here are all the full program:
ASSISI PAX MUNDI 15-18 October 2015 – Program
Friday 09 October – PREVIEW
21.00 hrs. Basilica S. M. degli Angeli – Michele D’Agostino, Organ (Cassino FR)
Thursday 15 October
17.00 hrs. Sala della Conciliazione, Palazzo Comunale – Greeting by the representatives of the Franciscan families and authorities. Inaugural lecture “Music Franciscan in music history”– M° Alberto Batisti
21.00 hrs. Basilica Inf. S. Francesco – Schola Gregoriana Assisiensis (Assisi PG),
Commedia Harmonica (Assisi PG)
Friday 16 October
09.30 hrs. Sala p. Norsa (Sacro Convento) – “Canticle of the Creatures in the music of the twentieth century” – Dott.ssa Prof.ssa Paola Maurizi
16.00 hrs. Chiesa S. Maria Maggiore – Charlie’s Gospel Angels (Roma)
17.30 hrs. Cattedrale S. Rufino – Coro della Pianura Veronese (Asparetto VR),
Cappella Musicale della Basilica Papale di San Francesco
21.00 hrs. Basilica S. M. degli Angeli – Corale “San Francesco” (Montelupone MC)
Coro liturgico “Laudate et benedicite” (Sassari)
Saturday 17 October
12.00 hrs. Chiesa S. Maria sopra Minerva – Massimiliano Raschietti, Organo (Vicenza)
16.30 hrs. Chiesa S. Pietro – Coro “Maria SS Consolatrice” (Calatafimi Segesta TP)
Coro “Aurora” (Bastia Umbra PG)
19.30 hrs. Basilica di San Francesco – Inauguration of the new lighting of the Basilica
20.30 hrs. Basilica Sup. di S. Francesco – Closing concert in the presence of all participating groups
Sunday 18 October
10.30 hrs. Basilica Sup. di S. Francesco Solemn Mass in the Basilica of St. Francis,
(to follow) The execution of the Canticle of the Creatures of p. D.M. Stella wth the participation of all groups