2022’s edition of the Festival of Sacred Franciscan Music goes on with a friday full of events: three
moments of dialogue, music and meeting.
After the great success of the first concert, that took place on thursday evening thanks to the
“ArmoniosoInCanto” Vocal Group, we go on with the festival rendez vous: 16 vocal and orchestra
groups, more than 370 artists coming from different parts of Italy are going to give life to the ninth edition
of Assisi Pax Mundi.
The first concert of Friday the 21
st of October will start at 11:30 a.m. in the Church of Santa Maria in
Minerva with the “Medievales Ætnei” Ensemble coming from Paternò. In the afternoon, it will be the
turn of the “Laudate et Benedicite” Liturgic Choir from Sassari that will perform in the Santa Chiarella
Oratory at 5 p.m.
The day will end with the concert of the Manos Blancas Choir from San Vito al Tagliamento with the
cooperation of Noincanto e Naonis Clarinet Ensemble and the Choir of Ittireddu (Ittireddu SS): it will
occur at 9 p.m. in the Saint Rufino Cathedral.
Saturday will be an other very busy day: music will start spreading through the franciscan places at 11
a.m. in Saint Peter Church. Two choirs are going to perform their concerts: the Polimnia Polyphonic
Choir (Padule SA) and the Magnificat Choir (Barrafranca EN). In the afternoon, at 4, a concert will take
place in Saint Pater Church with the “Sturm und Drang” Polyphonic Choir coming from Paternò and
the Choir of the Basilica of Sorrento.
As usual, the Saturday night appointment will be the moment for a collective meeting that will allow to
all participating groups to meet each other in a unique shared concert. They are going to sing all
toghether on saturday the 23
rd of October at 8:30 p.m. in the Saint Francis Upper Basilica.
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.