The English Concert, Ph. Giannelli

Anima Mundi is there, and comes back to bright with music the extraordinary environments that host its concerts since 2001, the first edition inspired by an artistic idea put forward by Maestro Giuseppe Sinopoli. The pandemic prevented the twentieth from taking place in 2020, which however the forced stop has only postponed: the seven traditional appointments will take place from 9 to 24 September next, three in the Cathedral and four in the Camposanto, with more ambitious and original programs than ever, as always centered mainly on sacred music or in any case of religious inspiration.

by Opera della Primaziale Pisana
artisitc direction Trevor Pinnock

Cathedral, Thursday 9 September, 20:30

Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Claudia Huckle, Contralto
James Way, Tenor
Ashley Riches, Bass

The English Concert
The Choir of The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock, Conductor and Harpsichord

Georg Friedrich Händel, Messiah HWV 56

Camposanto, Friday 10 September, 20:30
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock, Harpsichord

‘’The English Orpheus’
Henry Purcell, Ayres for the Theatre
William Croft, Ground in C minor ZD 221
Henry Purcell, Trio Sonata n.9 in C minor Z 798
Georg Friedrich Händel, Trio Sonata in G minor op.2 n.5 HWV 390
Georg Friedrich Händel, Trio Sonata in G major op.5 n.4 HWV 399

Cathedral, Thursday 16 September, 21:00
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Tõnu Kaljuste, Conductor

Miguel Angel Musumano, Magnificat
Winner track of 13th edition of Anima Mundi’s Competition of composition

Arvo Pärt, Silouan’s Song
Arvo Pärt, Magnificat
Arvo Pärt, Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten
Arvo Pärt, Nunc dimittis
Arvo Pärt, Trisagion
Arvo Pärt, Adam’s Lament

Camposanto, Saturday 18 September, 20:30
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite n.1 in G major BWV 1007
Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite n.2 in D minor BWV 1008
Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite n.4 in E flat major BWV 1010

Camposanto, Monday 20 September, ore 20:30
Rinnovata Accademia dei Generosi
Lorenzo Corti, viola

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Trio in E flat major K 498 ‘Kegelstatt-Trio’
Ludwig van Beethoven, Septet in E flat major op.20

Camposanto, mercoledì 22 September, 20:30
Louis Lortie, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata n.27 in E minor op.90
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata n.28 in A major op.101
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata n.29 in B flat major op.106 ‘Hammerklavier’

Cattedrale, venerdì 24 September, 20:30
Sabina von Walther, Soprano
Christina Daletska, Mezzo-soprano
Bernhard Berchtold, Tenor
Moritz Kallenberg, Tenor
Matthias Winckhler, Bass

Münchener Bach Chor und Orchester
Hansjörg Albrecht, Conductor

Franz Schubert, Messa in F major D.105
Franz Schubert, Salve Regina in B flat major D.386
Franz Schubert, Magnificat in C major D.486


Rules on admission to concerts

Entrance to the concerts for the Festival of Sacred Music Anima Mundi is free, but by ticket.
The booking of tickets can be made only online starting from 7 September at 10:00, for all the concerts. Access to the online booking needs a registration and under the same name a maximum of two people per concert can be booked. Booking online closes when no more seats are available and, in any case, at 12:00 on the day of the concert. Vouchers thus obtained can be converted at the Ticket office at any time, within 18:00 on the concert day. Tickets left over and not collected will be released for the concert in the evening, only at the Ticket office from 18:00.

Tickets are nominative and non-transferable. The seats are all pre-assigned. The ticket shows the opening time to the public. Access is allowed up to 15 minutes before the start of the concert.

The conduct of events is safely guaranteed in compliance with government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 (temperature control, respect for distancing, hand sanitizer and obligation to wear a surgical mask or FFP2 all the time: queuing, during the shows and breaks, until the exit). All regular ticket holders must also present the COVID-19 green certification at the entrance (with the exception of subjects excluded by age from the vaccination campaign and exempt subjects on the basis of appropriate medical certification) and an identity document.

The Cathedral has only two entrances from the doors on the facade, in front of the Baptistery, and the Camposanto a single entrance from the main door, for all sections.

There are no special areas reserved for disabled persons within the monuments; tickets are free for everyone. Those with restricted mobility and wheelchair users only, who wish to attend the concerts should email by 7 September, to ensure that appropriate spaces are available, in compliance with safety regulations.

The concerts are not suitable for children.  Guests are requested to consider personally the possibility that children may disturb the enjoyment of other members of the audience.


It is not possible to book by phone or by email.

only from 6 September
at Sinopie Museum
Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
tel +39050835029
Mon-Sat 09:30-13:30/15:00-19:00 (20:30* on the concert day)
*21:00 on 16 September

The Secretariat reserves the right to make changes for unplanned organisational reasons in order to ensure a fair distribution of tickets to all applicants, in accordance with safety rules. Any updates will be announced on this page.

Press agent Matilde Meucci