ASSISI PAX MUNDI“Et dame fede dricta”

ASSISI PAX MUNDI“Et dame fede dricta”

Musician in “dialogue” among Holy Spirit’s places

The new edition of Assisi Pax Mundi is going to take off. Et dame fede dricta”: this is the theme of the ninth edition of the International Festival of Sacred Franciscan music that is taking place in Assisi from the 20th to the 23rd  of October of 2022. Many choirs coming from all over Italy are going to participate.

They will be four days dedicated to music that is intended as the vehicle to promote the respect among people thanks to the spreading of the culture of dialogue and peace. 14 choirs coming from different parts of Italy are going to take part to our event.

The Preview of Saturday the 15th  of October will give the starts to the festival: it will occur at 9 p.m. in the Upper Basilica of Francis in Assisi. This will be the occasion to pay homage to the composer Lorenzo Perosi and to celebrate the 150th aniversary of his birth. The choirs that will attend to the evening are: Corale “Porziuncola” (Assisi), “Laudensi Umbri” Choir (Spoleto), “Cantate Domino” Choir (Collazzone), “Cantoria Nova Romana” (Roma), the Youth Orchestra of the Conservatory “D. Cimarosa” of Avellino.

Director Valentino Miseracs Grau

Tenor Simone Giannoni

Organist Lorenzo Ramagna

The festival will start with a concert on thursday the 20th of October at 9 p.m. The two following days, friday and saturday, will be rich in rendez-vous.

The final concert that will occur on Saturday the 22nd  of October, is an unmissable moment that will see the participation of all choirs attending at Assisi Pax Mundi.

Thursday 20

21.00         Basilica S. M. degli Angeli         Gruppo Vocale “ArmoniosoInCanto” (Perugia PG)

Friday 21

11.30         Chiesa di S. Maria sopra Minerva          Ensemble “Medievales Ætnei” (Paternò CT)

17.00         Oratorio Santa Chiarella           Coro Liturgico “Laudate et Benedicite” (Sassari SS)

21.00         Cattedrale S. Rufino                 Coro Manos Blancas del Friuli (San Vito al Tagliamento PN)

                                                                     with  Noincanto e Naonis Clarinet Ensemble

Coro di Ittireddu (Ittireddu SS)

Saturday 23

11.00         Chiesa S. Pietro                        Coro Polifonico “Polimnia” (Padule SA)

Coro “Magnificat” (Barrafranca EN+)

16.00         Chiesa S. Pietro                        Coro Polifonico “Sturm und Drang” (Paternò CT)

Coro della Cattedrale di Sorrento (Sorrento NA)

 20.30         Basilica Sup. di S. Francesco   Closing concert with the participation of all choral groups

Coro Polifonico “Polimnia”

Coro “Magnificat”

Coro della Cattedrale di Sorrento

Coro Liturgico “Laudate et Benedicite”

Corale “Porziuncola” – Coro “Laudesi Umbri”

Ensemble “Medievales Ætnei”

Coro Manos Blancas del Friuli with Noincanto e Naonis Clarinet Ensemble

Coro Polifonico “Sturm und Drang”

Coro di Ittireddu

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 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.

“I’ll cast the nets in your Word” (Lc 5,5): these few words perfectly define the concept of believing. Above all, we notice that believing is to answer to a person who speaks daily in our life, believing isn’t to start a new life all at once; St Peter affirms “I’ll cast the nets in your Word”: he does what the Lord ask to him and he does it day by day. Jesus doesn’t offer a magic formula that can solve his problems (“We worked hard all night long but we didn’t get anything“); believing is to watch your life through a new perspective.

Things that we do every day, trusting in our ideas and abilities, may becloud our days, our work and get us depressed. A believer thinks that if he perfoms every day actions with his faith, he will live them with a new spirit. Studying, loving, working, accepting challenges, every day joys and sorrows aren’t deal breaker any more but chances that con allow us to grow spiritually and humanly. If we believe in Christ, in the Living Word, all our person will grow.

Consequently the life of the believer becomes joyfull, free to love without injuries. This is our faith: trusting in our Lord Jesus Christ. And we think to St Francis, as franciscan families, we make its “Pray in front of the Cross” our: “Glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart, and give me a right faith (Et dame fede dricta)”, and not a faith that goes wrong because of the sin.

Music scores of the franciscan songs performed during the festival will be put on sale at the Sacred Convent shop and at the International Franciscan Library.

The festival is realized thanks to the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, the Umbria Region, the City of Assisi and the Pontifical Council for Culture.


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