Musica sacra “Gerusalemme citta della mia gioia” Holly music “Jerusalem town of my joy”

Musica sacra “Gerusalemme citta della mia gioia” Holly music “Jerusalem town of my joy”

In Cortona, the festival for holy music is being held for the 7th year now.The event starts from July 3rd till July 11th.The artistic direction is of Marco Frisina, and in the program are each day different events in different churches of Cortona:

Saturday, July 3rd in the Diocesano museum at 18:00

Opening of the festival, with music of the Pergolesi.

Sunday, July 4th in the church of San Domenico at 21:00,

 Melos ensemble

 Monday,July 5th in the church of Santa Maria Nuova at 21:00

Choir Armoniosoincanto.

 Tuesday, July 6th in the church of San Domenico at 21:00

Experimental theatre A: holy representation.

Wednesday, July 7th in the church of San Domenico at 21:00

Orchestra and Choir from England “Bedales”

 Thursday, July 8th in the Basilica of Saint Marguerite at 21:00

Organ concert by, Luigi Ciuffa.

 Friday, July 9th in the Cells of the Franciscans at 21:00

“Panis Angelicus” Orchestra and choir :Fideles et amati”

 Saturday, July 10th in the church of San Francesco at 17:00

Preperatio (open free to all)

At 18:00 Choir Armoniosoincanto directed by Franco Radicchia

At 21:00 in the church of San Domenico

Music from biblical movies: choir and orchestra of Rome

At 24:00 in the piazza Signorelli : Medieval music by the ensemble Carmina Laetitiae

At 1:30 at the monastery of Santa Chiara “Mattutino”

At 5:00 at the Cells of the Franciscans: Concert and solist the soprano Simona Canuti.

 Sunday, July 11th in the Duomo (townhall) of Cortona at 11:00

Santa Messa with Monsignor Riccardo Fontana

Choir of Rome.

About Cortona churches:


Like any town in Italy, Cortona has numerous churches spread throughout it. One of its churches, the Church of S. Domenico was built in the gothic style, between the years of 1391 and 1438. It has been restored quite a few times, and was at one point part of an ancient Dominican convent, which had been destroyed. Some of the frescoes adorning the interior have unfortunately been lost over time, while others were moved to the Museo Diocesano for more protection.

The altar shows work done by Lorenzo di Niccolò in 1402, which has scenes of the Coronation of Mary, (click the link to view photo of work, by Ray) thus the title of his work. There are also other famous works within the church, such as: Virgin with Saints by Luca Signorelli; the Assumption of the Virgin by Jacopo Negretti (also known as Palma il Giovane); Deposition by Baccio Bonetti; a fresco of S. Rocco by Bartolomeo della Gatta; and other prominent works.

Born in 1947 in Poland, for 3 years and during the 6 days war served the Israeli army as photographer in the infantry, in 1970 studied at the faculty of Medicine in Padova, Italy, writing, painting for himself, worked for 20 years as building contractor with his brother, co- owner of Art Gallery and Hotel in Cortona, Tuscany, where he lives.