ASSISI: PAX MUNDI. Musician in “dialogue” in places of the spirit
5th edition International Festival of Sacred Franciscan Music
“If any man takes this bread for food he will have life for ever” (Jhon. 6, 51)
The festival is taking place from the 18th to 21st of October 2018 with a series of concerts that will occur in different moments of the day in the Franciscan places of Assisi and its surroundings; the final concert will be the event’s crowning moment: all entered groups will participate in it. The Festival will end with the Solemn Eucharist Celebration at the Saint Francis Upper Basilica and with the performance of the Song of the Creatures by p. Domenico Stella.
Assisi continues to promote and spread the culture of the dialogue thanks to its particular attitude in promoting the peace and the respect among people: a culture that is intended to accept you all who follow St Francis and St Clare’s example.
“Assisi Pax Mundi” festival is organized by the four Franciscan Families in Assisi with the cooperation of the Chapel Choir of the Papal Basilica of St Francis: it has reached its 5th edition and it really want to offer the possibility to dialogue for peace and communion. Artists participating at the event are invited to present their repertoire and to meet each other in the beautiful scenery of Assisi, to share their experiences and feelings.
“Lumen Gentium” Constitution, talking about the common ministry of everybody is devoted to the Lord, writes: “all devoted take part to the oblation of the Eucharist by the virtue of their ministry […] Participating at this they offer themselves to the Lord, that is the aim and the source of all their Christian life. According to this, they play a role in the liturgical action thanks to the oblation and receiving the Holy Communion” (Lumen gentium 2, 10-11). The Eucharist is the act of all God’s people that isn’t only a passive action but active as well because it is accomplished by the participation of all them. Nobody is simply a spectator. Everybody is an actor with different roles. The Eucharistt is the source and the aim of the entire human life.
Assisi Pax Mundi 2018 (indicative program)
Thursday 18 October 2018
Morning Arrival of the various groups at Assisi and accommodation in hotels
16.30 hrs. Piazza del Comune – Greeting by the representatives of the Franciscan families and authorities. Inaugural lecture “Music Franciscan in music history” Welcome drink
21.00 hrs. Opening Concert
Friday 19 – Saturday 20 October 2018
11.00 – 12.00 – 16.00 – 17.00 – 19.30 – 21.00 hrs Concert in various Franciscan locations.
Saturday 20 October 2018
21.00 hrs. Closing concert in the presence of all participating groups.
Sunday 21 October 2018
09.30 hrs. Rehearsals in the Upper Basilica of Saint Francis
10.30 hrs. Solemn Mass in the Basilica of St. Francis (to follow) The execution of the Canticle of the Creatures of p. DM Stella with the participation of all groups.
The definite program with times of concerts of the various participating groups will be communicated at least 15 days prior to arrival in Assisi.