The month of June gets off to a musical start with the Festival of Sacred Music at Monaco Cathedral from 1st to 6th June. Dedicated to sharing the heritage represented by sacred music, the festival has gained ever-increasing importance on the musical scene of the genre over the years. The 8th edition will begin with Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and continue with a journey through Spanish sacred music on 3rd June, with a concert presented by the Camerata Coral de la Universidad de Cantabria. On 4th June, the Choir of the San Remo Symphonic Orchestra will be performing Joseph Haydn’s “Nelso Mass” and on 5th, “I Solisiti Veneti” conducted by Caludio Scimone, will be playing Vivaldi's "Gloria" and "Magnificat". An evening of Mendelssohn performed by Olivier Vernet, the titular organist of the Cathedral, will bring the festival to a close.
On this occasion, the Cathedral of Monaco will be hosting an exhibition until the end of the month featuring 30 works of art from the IX to XVII centuries focused on “Emblemata, the Saints and their animals”. Many of the paintings have never been exhibited outside Italy, whilst two of them are leaving the Vatican Museum for the first time ever.
The Principality’s family pets have not been forgotten – their Benediction, according to the Franciscan rite, will take place on the Cathedral square at 6.30 p.m. on 3rd June.
The Festival also features a competition for sacred music composition, the winner of which will be performed at the next edition.
One of the event’s special features is to donate all proceeds to a charity for children in difficulty. This year, funds will be used to rebuild a Catholic Church in Baghdad.
20 € – children free
Tickets on sale in Fnac or in the Cathedral one hour before each performance.
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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione detto il Grechetto (Genova, 1616 - Mantova 1670)
Entrata degli animali nell'Arca, olio su tela, 68,5 x 94, Genova, Palazzo Reale