Established in June 2019, the Festival of Sacred Music Conflixere Mirando met with great critical and public success. Confirmation for the second edition in 2020 was expected but the international health situation suggested that it be postponed, awaiting normalisation, which has not yet taken place. Nevertheless, albeit in a streaming version, this year the Festival returns with its noble objective, namely to contribute to spreading the great heritage of sacred music.

Protagonist of the event is the Classical Orchestra of Alessandria, under the direction of the Maestro Monsignor Pierangelo Pietracatella. The programme includes four events that will be broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Classical Orchestra of Alessandria.

The second concert "Ita desiderat ad te", recorded on 3 April in the Church of Sant'Antonio Abate in Acqui Terme, will be broadcast on Saturday 10 April at 9 pm: the Chamber musicians of the Classical Orchestra of Alessandria together with the oboist Francesco Quaranta play music by Vivaldi, Marcello, Albicastro and Albinoni,

Other appointments in streaming:

31/3/2021 - recorded in the Oratory of SS. Giacomo and Filippo of Gavi entitled "Ad fontes acquarum" it features music by Sibelius, Catalani, Mascagni and Silvestrida

27/04/2021 - "Salutare voltus mei". Recorded in the church of the Convent of Sant'Antonio of Casale Monferrato. Pieces by Tallis, Taverner, Purcell, Hoist, performed by the Turin Chamber Choir conducted by Maestro Dario Tabbia.

11/05/2021: Multitudinis celebrantis" recorded in Novi Ligure in the Collegiate of Santa Maria Maggiore. Famous pieces of Music by Mozart and Bruckner are performed by soprano Erika Grimaldi, contralto Sofia Koberidze, tenor Enrico Iviglia, by the Cantica Nova choir and by the Classical Orchestra of Alessandria under the direction of Maestro Pierangelo Pietracatella. Antonella Clerici will take part in the evening.
The Festival is sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture, by the Province of Alessandria, the Cities of Acqui Terme, Casale Monferrato, Gavi, Novi Ligure and by the dioceses of Genoa, Acqui Terme, Casale and Tortona.

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