In the heart of the Holy Year of mercy and a few days from the publishing of the Apostolic Exhortation on family, S. Ecc. Mons Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for family,
and Maestro Andrea Bocelli will present the 2016 program of: “The Great Mystery, The Gospel of Family, School of Humanity for our times”, produced by CitySound & Events of Milan.
After the extraordinary first appointment in May within the suggestive setting of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, this year The Great Mystery touch important cathedrals, and also relevant places for spirituality in the biggest European cities. The first three events will be the following (more dates to be announced):
27th of May - KRAKOW – S. JOHN PAUL II SANCTUARY
28th of October - LISBON - CATHEDRAL OF ST. GEROLAMO
5th of November - BUDAPEST - CATHEDRAL OF ST. STEPHEN
Mons Paglia, announcing the dates in 2016, has claimed: “the project “THE GREAT MYSTERY”, aims to focus on the “Amor Laetitia”, (the joy of love mentioned by Pope Francis) within the civil and ecclesial community; music and lyrics will weave to express the value of family related to church and society.”
Maestro Bocelli has selected pieces from the great musical tradition, sacred and popular, accompanied by the most prestigious European orchestras and chorales .
The president of the Pontifical Council and each local Archbishop will accompany the concerts with moments of reflection and catechesis.
The events will be completely free of charge, however free tickets will be available for booking on the website www.ilgrandemistero.com .
Maestro Bocelli will be accompanied by a 64 piece orchestra and a 50 piece choir directed by Maestro Marcello Rota, very well renowned for his direction in many of the most prestigious theatres and concert halls in the world.
During the official press conference Andrea Bocelli, introduced by Mons. Vincenzo Paglia as an Ambassador of Family, claimed: “I believe being an active and joyful pulsating witness of the Christian message is a not only a privilege but also a duty for each of us, we need to share it as much as possible. I think music is potentially an extraordinary instrument of faith. The interpretation of the sacred repertoire and also its listening can be an intense form of prayer in my opinion. This potential finds a precious opportunity of deep expression, blossoming when the listening is accompanied and elevated by moments of reflection operated by ministers of holy mercy, pastors of the family of God.”