11th International Festival of Sacred Music and Art
Rome and Vatican, November 2-13, 2012

The Fondazione Pro Musica e Arte Sacra dedicates the Festival 2012 to the Year of Faith which Pope Benedict XVI declared with the Apostolic Letter Porta fidei. This year will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.
Fri. November 2nd, 9.00 pm
Basilica St Ignatius Loyola

Giovanni Sgambati, Messa da Requiem
Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta
Concert Choirs Stuttgarter Liederkranz
Ulf Bästlein, baritone
Stefano Minore, violin
Ulrich Walddörfer, conductor


Wed. November 7th, 9.00 pm
Basilica St Ignatius Loyola

Anton Bruckner, Symphony no. 7
Orchestra of the "Teatro dell'Opera di Roma"
Markus Stenz, conductor


Sun. November 11th, 5.30 pm
Private Concert in the Vatican, only for Members in the Foundation's Circle of Supporters
and Circle of Friends Gold Category

Georg Ratzinger, Missa Anno Santo
Papal Choir "Cappella Sistina"
Massimo Palombella, conductor


Sun. November 11th, 9.00 pm
Basilica Santa Maria in Aracoeli (on the Capitol Hill)

Claudio Monteverdi, Vespro della Beata Vergine Maria
Johann-Rosenmüller-Ensemble (with historical instruments)
Bach-Chor Siegen
Monika Mauch, soprano I
Constanze Backes, soprano II
Beat Duddeck, altus
Hermann Oswald, tenor I
Nils Giebelhausen, tenor II
Dominik Wörner, bass I
Markus Flaig, bass II
Ulrich Stötzel, conductor


Mon. November 12th, 8.00 pm
Papal Basilica St Mary Major

Polyphony of the Roman School
Papal Choir "Cappella Sistina"
Massimo Palombella, conductor
Six Centuries of Roman Catholic Choral Music from the British Isles
Westminster Cathedral Choir
Martin Baker, conductor


Tue. November 13th, 4.00 pm
Papal Basilica St Peter
Holy Mass, celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Comastri

Westminster Cathedral Choir
Martin Baker, conductor


Tue. November 13th, 9.00 pm
Papal Basilica St Paul outside the Walls (Apse)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Adagio and Fugue in C minor KV 546
"Laudate Dominum" from Vesperae de Dominica KV 321
Exsultate, jubilate KV 165
"Quel nocchier" from La betulia liberata KV 118
Symphony in A major KV 201
Wiener Philharmoniker (Chamber Orchestra)
Chen Reiss, Soprano