This year the Christmas concert is a tribute to the Pisan composer Giovan Carlo Maria Clari.

Son of an artist, protected in his youth by the same Grand Prince Ferdinando di Toscana who supported Alessandro Scarlatti and encouraged the first steps of Georg Friedrich Händel, from 1724 to his death the composer was at the head of the chapel of the Cathedral of Pisa, to which he brought a dignity artistic.

Riccardo Donati, his successor as current maestro di cappella of the Cathedral, has transcribed in modern notation some autograph scores kept in the Music Fund of the Opera della Primaziale Pisana Archive, a vast and precious collection of manuscripts and prints that tells, from the seventeenth century to today, the important musical and liturgical tradition of the Cathedral through a rich and complex musical corpus of a sacred nature which, with its nearly 4,000 titles and over 1,000 composers, is one of the largest in Tuscany.

And Riccardo Donati himself conducts three of the pieces transcribed for performance in the Cathedral.
At the end of the concert, the children’s choir sings some traditional Christmas songs.


Cappella Musicale della Cattedrale di Pisa choir

Bazzini Consort orchestra

Coro di voci Bianche dell’istituto Arcivescovile Santa Caterina di Pisa
Alessandra Cavallini choirmaster

Riccardo Donati conductor

Giovan Carlo Maria Clari (1677-1754)
Magnificat for solo voices, choir and orchestra
Ave Maris Stella for choir and orchestra
Te Deum for choir and orchestra

Traditional Christmas carols

Rules on admission to concerts

The concert will be with free ticket.
The booking of tickets can be made only online
starting from 12 December at 14:00. Access to the online booking needs a registration and under the same name can be booked up to two per person per concert. Booking online closes when stock last. Vouchers thus obtained can be converted at the Ticket office at any time, within 18:00 on the concert day. Tickets left and not collected will be released for the concert in the evening, only at the Ticket office from 18:00.

Online booking is out of the stock.

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

The Cathedral has only two entrances from the doors on the facade, in front of the Baptistery.

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 12 December, to ensure that appropriate spaces are available, in compliance with safety regulations.

Booking by phone or email is not allowed.

only working starting from 12 to 15 December
at Opera del Duomo Museum
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
tel +39050835029
09:30-13:00/14:00-18:00* (*21:00 on the 15 December)

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.

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