On Friday 15 December, at 9 p.m., the appointment with the Christmas Concert returns, desired and organised by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana with the contribution of the Fondazione Pisa and the Ministry of Culture and now in its 18th edition.
The programme includes the Magnificat for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra by contemporary English composer John Rutter, written in 1990. Structured in seven movements, it is based on the traditional Latin liturgical text, interspersed with Of a Rose, a lovely Rose, an anonymous English poem from the 15th century that compares Mary to a rose. In the third movement, the beginning of the Sanctus is inserted after the mention of the sanctum nomen eius. The text of the doxology in the last movement is interspersed with the prayer Sancta Maria, succure miseris.
The children's choir will conclude the concert with a performance of some traditional Christmas carols.
During the concert, the audience will have the opportunity to support, with a free offer, the solidarity project promoted by the Archdiocese of Pisa-Caritas Diocesana "Cittadella della Solidarietà".
Sara Bacchelli mezzo-soprano
Musical Chapel of Pisa Cathedral
Tuscan Chamber Orchestra
Treble Voices Choir of the Santa Caterina Archbishop's Institute of Pisa
Alessandra Cavallini choirmaster
Riccardo Donati conductor
John Rutter (1945)
Magnificat for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra
Traditional Christmas carols
Free admission with ticket. Reservations can only be made online from 12 December at 2 pm.
The link will be published on this page.
Access to the online ticket office requires registration and a maximum of two tickets can be booked under the same name. In the 'My tickets' section of the booking page, you can register as a new user.
The online booking ends when the seats are no longer available and in any case at 14:00 on the day of the concert.
The receipt attached to the confirmation email must be redeemed at the ticket office by 6 p.m. on the day of the concert. Remaining and unclaimed tickets will only be distributed at the ticket office from 6 p.m. onwards.
Seats are numbered. The concert starts at 9 p.m. The public opening hours are indicated on the ticket. Access is permitted up to 15 minutes before the start of the concert.
The Cathedral has two entrances through the doors in front of the Baptistery.
The monuments do not have a sector reserved for people with disabilities and tickets are free for everyone. Only persons with reduced mobility and in wheelchairs who wish to participate are asked to write by 12 December to firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can be guaranteed adequate space, in compliance with safety regulations.
It is not possible to make reservations by phone or email.
TICKET OFFICE AND SECRETARIAT
13 to 15 December only
10 a.m.-6 p.m.* (*21 p.m. on 15 December)
c/o Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
The secretariat reserves the right to make changes for any unforeseen organisational needs, in order to ensure a fair distribution to all interested parties in compliance with safety regulations.