"O Flos Colende"
The 22nd edition of “O Flos Colende” Sacred Music in Florence, founded in 1997 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of Florence’s Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, is presented by the artistic director Gabriele Giacomelli which includes a program of 12 events showcasing world-renowned performers. One of the main purposes of the event is to introduce the public to an often-forgotten musical heritage, directly linked to the city’s history, for the most part kept away in the precious Music Archive of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.
11th May | 9.15pm | Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore | Concert at the great Mascioni organ by Daniel Zaretsky
14th June | 9.15pm | Church of Santa Maria Assunta of the Badia Fiorentina | From the old to the new World – Society of Jesus
24th June | 10.30am | Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore | “Messe basse di Fauré” and the ancient florentine sacred repetoire
5th July | 9.15pm | Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore | The deep voices of the Saint Ephraim Male Choir
8th September | 9.15pm | Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore | San Flippo Neri and music for the people – Concerto Romano conducted by Alessandro Quarta
May 11th, 2018 – September 8th, 2018
Baptistery of San Giovanni
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Churchyard of Santa Maria del Fiore