The tenth edition of Festival of Sacred Franciscan Music is starting on Saturday the 14th of October


Assisi Pax Mundi 2023 is ready to taking off with a preview that has an oriental flavour. The tenth edition of the International Festival of Sacred Franciscan Music starts with a pre-festival that is scheduled for Saturday the 14th of October at 9 p.m. in the Saint Francis Upper Basilica in Assisi. The Orchestra and the Choir of the Avantgard Foundation and the “Olsztyński Chór Bel Canto” Choir from Poland will give life to the evening


Program of the concert – Missa pro pace

Director: Wojciech Semerau – Siemianowski


Soprano Katarzyna Zając – Caban

Mezzo-soprano Agnieszka Rehlis

Tenor Przemysław Borys

Basso Piotr Wołosz

  1. Kilar Missa pro pace





Agnus Dei


As usual, after the preview the festival will take the start with four days of music appointments. From the 19th to the 22nd of October of 2023 the Franciscan places will be the exceptional theatre of this moment of music and meeting. The aim of the festival is that of the dialogue through the music.

The festival will bring to Assisi 12 choral groups coming from different part of Italy and of the world, with more than 250 participants, eight concerts and a Solemn Mess. Concerts will take place at different moments of the day in the Franciscan places and their 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 F. Domenico Stella. All the appointments will be free and open to everyone.

And the Word became flesh” (John 1,14): this is the theme of the tenth edition of the festival that is promoted by the four Franciscan Families. According to Saint Francis message, all participants in the event will dialogue together around this theme.

Father Matteo Ferraldeschi, Franciscan friar minor and director of the Choir of the Porziuncola, explains: “All the groups, with their programs, will talk about the mystery of God who became a man and dwelt among us”.



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