The appointment with the Christmas Concert is back, wanted and organized by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana with the contribution of the Pisa Foundation and the Ministry of Culture and which has reached its 18th edition this year.

On the program is the Magnificat for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra by the contemporary English composer John Rutter, written in 1990. Structured in seven movements, it is based on the traditional Latin liturgical text, interspersed with Of a Rose, a lovely Rose, an anonymous English poem from the 15th century that compares Mary to a rose. In the third movement, the beginning of the Sanctus is inserted after the mention of the sanctum nomen eius. The text of the doxology in the last movement is interspersed with the prayer Sancta Maria, succure miseris.

The children’s choir will conclude the concert with the performance of some traditional Christmas songs.

On the occasion of the concert, the public will have the opportunity to support, with a free donation, the solidarity project “Cittadella della Solidarietà”.

Sara Bacchelli mezzo-soprano

Cappella Musicale della Cattedrale di Pisa choir
Tuscan Chamber Orchestra

Coro di voci bianche dell’Istituto Arcivescovile Santa Caterina di Pisa
Alessandra Cavallini choir master

Riccardo Donati conductor

John Rutter (1945)
Magnificat for solo voices, choir and orchestra

Traditional Christmas carols


Free entrance, but by ticket.
The booking of tickets can be made only online starting from 12 December at 14:00. Booking online closes when no more seats are available and, in any case, at 14:00 on the day of the concert.

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At the moment ONLINE BOOKING IS OUT OF THE STOCK. Tickets left over and not collected will be released for the concert in the evening, only at the Ticket office from 18:00.

Access to the online booking needs a registration and under the same name a maximum of two people per concert can be booked. You can register as a new user in the ‘My tickets’ section of the booking page.

The receipt attached to the confirmation email must 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.

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 6 September, to ensure that appropriate spaces are available, in compliance with safety regulations.

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

only working starting from 13 to 15 December
10:00-18:00* (*21:00 on the 15 December)
at Opera del Duomo Museum
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
tel +39050835029

Press agent Matilde Meucci