The Eucharistic Symphony in Turin
June 15th 2015
The sounds of Jerusalem in Turin
Thanks to the interest and work of Mariuccia Valente and Paola Grignola, it was possible to organize in Turin a performance of the Eucharistic Symphony composed by Fr. Armando Pierucci, ofm.
The concert turned out to be a real event whose significance reached beyond the realms of music and religion.
The Symphony of the Eucharist in fact brings together the musical traditions of the 12 Christian denominations present in Jerusalem today. Inspired by the music and the songs that accompany the ritual of the Eucharist, the work of Pr. Armando is a powerful fresco that communicates all the beauty and rich cultural and spiritual complexities of the Holy Land.
With the support, efforts, and participation of the City of Turin, Cantabile onlus, Semina la Pace onlus, the Politetnico Choir (Turin), Pequenas Huellas (International Orchestra for Peace), the Custody of the Holy Land, and the Magnificat Institute Jerusalem; under the direction of Maestro Giorgio Guiot, Fr. A. Pierucci’s Eucharistic Symphony for soloists, flute, choir, and string orchestra was performed at the Basilica of Maria Ausiliatrice, Turin on June 15, 2015.
Five of the Magnificat Institute’s own students participated in the performance of the Eucharistic Symphony: Claire Ghazzawi (Soprano), Jamil Freij (Tenor), Tareq Wahba (Bass), Shireen Abu Hadeed (Violin I), and David Aslanian (Violin II). The five students travelling from Jerusalem received a very warm welcome.
The Baritone, Fulvio Bussano, did the solo voice part and the young and talented Federico Altare played the flute part.
The aim of the “Sinfonia Eucaristica” is to promote a better understanding and mutual awareness between the Western and Eastern Churches; organizing the performance of the Eucharistic Symphony in Turin and inviting locals from Jerusalem to participate it's the embodiment of that purpose.