Cathedral Christmas Concert 2022

Concerto di Natale in Cattedrale 2022
Concerto di Natale in Cattedrale 2022
Cattedrale di Pisa
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Christmas Concert in the Cathedral

15 December 2022, 9 pm

This year's Christmas concert is a tribute to the Pisan composer Giovan Carlo Maria Clari.

A son of art, in his youth protected by the same Grand Prince Ferdinando di Toscana who supported Alessandro Scarlatti and encouraged the first steps of Georg Friedrich Händel, from 1724 to his death the composer was at the head of the Pisa Cathedral Chapel, to which he restored artistic dignity.

Riccardo Donati, his successor as the Cathedral's current chapel master, has transcribed into modern notation a number of autograph scores preserved in the Musical Fund of the Opera della Primaziale Archive, a vast and precious collection of manuscripts and prints that recounts, from the 17th century to the present day, the Duomo's important musical and liturgical tradition through a rich and complex corpus of sacred music that, with its almost 4,000 titles and over 1,000 composers, is one of the largest in Tuscany.

And it is precisely Riccardo Donati who will conduct three of the pieces transcribed for performance in the Cathedral.
The children's choir will conclude the concert with a performance of some traditional Christmas carols.

Cappella Musicale della Cattedrale di Pisa choir

Bazzini Consort orchestra

Santa Caterina Archiepiscopal Institute of Pisa White Voices Choir
Alessandra Cavallini choirmaster

Riccardo Donati conductor

Giovan Carlo Maria Clari (1677-1754)
Magnificat for soloists, choir and orchestra
Ave Maris Stella for choir and orchestra
Te Deum for choir and orchestra

Traditional Christmas carols

Admission is free with a ticket.
Reservations can be made exclusively online at from 12 December at 2 p.m. Access to the online ticket office requires registration and a maximum of two tickets can be booked under the same name. The online booking ends when the seats are no longer available. The voucher can be exchanged at the ticket office at any time before 6 p.m. on the day of the concert. From 6 p.m. onwards, remaining, unclaimed tickets will only be distributed at the ticket office.

Tickets are nominative and non-transferable. 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.

There is no sector reserved for people with disabilities and tickets are free for everyone. Only people with reduced mobility and in wheelchairs who wish to attend the concert can send an email to by 12 December, so that a suitable space can be arranged, in compliance with safety regulations.

It is not possible to make reservations by phone or email.

from 12 to 15 December only
c/o Opera del Duomo Museum

Piazza del Duomo Pisa
tel +39050835029
09:30-13:00/14:00-18:00* (*21:00 on 15 December)

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. Any updates will be communicated on the official page