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Florence between music, beauty and faith

“Unusual Florence between music, beauty and faith” continues, the original calendar wanted by the School of Sacred Art of Florence with the City of Florence, where the arts give the hand and offer the viewer new readings of a heritage universally known, thanks to meetings contextualized in precious city churches, which introduce the public to particular liturgical moments, through the combination of music and art.

In fact, each appointment opens with the presentation of significant works of art kept in the host churches (curated by Giovanni Matteo Guidetti) and continues with concerts of sacred music in tune with the liturgical calendar, featuring Lucia Baldacci (organ and direction) and the vocal ensemble Estro Armonico Fiorentino.

The evening of Friday, November 26th at 8:45 pm in Santa Maria Maggiore is dedicated to Advent, during which music and songs will be performed on the themes of this important period of preparation for Christmas. The organist Lucia Baldacci and her vocal ensemble Estro Armonico Fiorentino will perform Gregorian chants and scores by Bianco Injesuato, Johann Pachelbel and Johann Sebastian Bach.

The concert will be introduced by a brief analysis of the 12th century painting depicting the Madonna and Child Enthroned in the ancient iconography of the Kyriotissa-Sedes Sapientiae, by Giovanni Matteo Guidetti.

“Unusual Florence between music, beauty and faith” will continue with an appointment dedicated to the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) that Friday, December 3 at 20.45 will take place in the Church of the Holy Apostles. After an in-depth study dedicated to the great altarpiece depicting the Allegory of the Immaculate Conception, a masterpiece by Giorgio Vasari in 1540, a concert will be performed with Gregorian chants, songs from the Laudario of Cortona and pieces by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Domenico Zipoli and Anonimo Pistoiese.

Concluding the calendar on Friday, December 10, will be a meeting dedicated to Christmas. In the church of San Domenico in Fiesole at 8.45pm, after having admired the altarpiece depicting the Adoration of the Magi, a work left unfinished by the Florentine painter Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and completed by Santi di Tito (c. 1540-1559), there will be Gregorian chants by Francisco Soto de Langa, Lucrezia Tornabuoni and Sant’Alfonso Maria de Liguori, and pieces by Domenico Zipoli, Johann Sebastian Bach and Oreste Ravanello.

The appointments are free admission subject to availability. Reservations are required at 055 350376 / +39 3534057340 or by writing to

The organizers specify that depending on the evolution of the pandemic situation, the program may be subject to changes or postponements that will be communicated to those who have booked the guided tour.


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