Assisi Pax Mundi 2024 – 11th edition

Assisi Pax Mundi 2024 – 11th edition

“I have been crucified with Christ” (Galatians 2,19)

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 11th 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.

This year the various Franciscan families will celebrate the 800 hundredth anniversary of the impression of the Sacred Stigmata on the body of St. Francis on Mount La Verna in the year 1224; the Franciscan Sources narrate the event to us as follows: “One morning, around the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross,” while he was absorbed in prayer on a slope of Mount La Verna, two years before his death, a seraph with six wings appeared to him. Within its six wings there was the form of a very beautiful, crucified man, whose hands and feet were extended after the manner of a cross, and whose features were clearly those of the Lord Jesus. Two wings covered his head, two, the rest of his body down to the feet, and two were extended as if for flight.
When the vision disappeared, a marvelous glow of love remained in his soul, but, even more marvelous, an impression of the stigmata of our Lord Jesus Christ appeared in his flesh.” (FF1483).

Francis’ experience was not only one of pain, but also an experience of love: the love of God for Francis, allowing him to be a witness to his passion; but also, the love of Francis for God, participating, as he did, in the Paschal mystery of Christ.
In remembering this significant event, the XI performance of Assisi Pax Mundi, will celebrate musically, both the theme of the eighth centenary, “the Stigmata”, but also the mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Thus, we hope to propose to everyone and especially to the world-wide choral, the contemplation in music of this year’s theme: “I have been crucified with Christ”.

The festival is taking place from the 17th to 20nd of October 2024 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 in the page “Groups/Sign in” or sending to the e-mail address

  • A copy of the completely filled form;
  • The program of the performance that has to last 30 minutes at most (it has to refer to St Francis figure or to the Incarnation). 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 200,00 € 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 2024.

Not completed pre-registrations of attending groups within the 31st of July of 2024 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.

Stay here:

every participating group has to think to its stay here. For any help, our organization suggest you to contact:

Indicative program

Thursday 17 October

Morning Arrival of the various groups at Assisi and accommodation in hotels

16.30 hrs. Sala della Conciliazione (Palazzo del Comune) – Greeting by the representatives of the Franciscan families and authorities.
Welcome drink

21.00 hrs. Opening Concert

Friday 18 October

09.00 hrs Vocality lesson and singing tests for the Solemn Mess

Friday 18 – Saturday 19 October

11.00 – 12.00 – 16.00 – 17.00 – 19.30 – 21.00 hrs Concert in various Franciscan locations.

Saturday 19 October

20.30 hrs. Closing concert in the presence of all participating groups.

Sunday 20 October

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 fh. D.M. Stella with the participation of all groups.

Afternoon Departure

The definite program with times of concerts of the various participating groups will be communicated at least 15 days prior to arrival in Assisi.

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