Musicians in dialogue in the places of the Spirit
International Festival of Sacred Franciscan Music
“Communion is blessed with you” (FF 269)
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 following 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 4th 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.
“The union of the entire torn mankind is God’s wish. For this reason He sent his Son: He gave us his loving Spirit dying and rising again for all us. At the eve of his sacrifice on the cross, Jesus asked to his Holy Father that his acolytes and everyone who trust in Him, are a unique living communion. […] We can’t be divided because we have been “plunged” in the death of the Lord through the Baptism: it had been the way by which the Lord, thanks to Jesus sacrifice, broke down the walls of the division. […] The dialogue is the natural instrument to compare different points of view that can be obstacle to a true communion” (Ut unum sint, 6 – 36). The faith in a “new world” invokes us and teaches us to transcribe evangelic values in nowadays history in order to make it as similar as possible to God’s project. All we Franciscans, according to Church’s teachings, we choose “the Dialogue as a bond of Communion” as this year theme.
The festival is taking place from the 19th to 22nd of October 2017 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.
Registration procedures: choral and instrumental groups that want to participate to the event have to fill the proper form that can be found in the website www.assisipaxmundi.org in the page “Gruppi/Iscriviti” or sending to the e-mail address email@example.com:
- A copy of the completely filled form
- The program of the performance that has to last 40 minutes at most (it has to refer to St Francis figure and the “Communion”). It has to include two songs, lasting 7 minutes at most, that have to be performed during the final concert.
- An audio/video recording of the group
- A copy of the receipt for payment of 150,00€ that has to be registered to Cappella Musicale della Basilica Papale S. Francesco – ASSISI PAX MUNDI at the UNICREDIT Bank, Agenzia Assisi Madonna dell’Olivo, IBAN code IT 04 N 02008 38278 000102931525 not later than the 31st of July of 2017.
Not completed pre-registrations of attending groups won’t be considered. Artistic committee will select 15 groups that will have to complete their registration.
An attendance statement will be issued to all groups.
Visits to Basilica’s music manuscripts archives will be organized if they are required.