The Adriatic Mediterranean Prize opens and closes with the Magnificat of Father Pierucci

Giacomo Pizzi7 June 2011

We reproduce below an article from about the Magnificat music school, founded by Father Armando Pierucci and supported by ATS pro Terra Sancta, the NGO of the Custody of the Holy Land.

Moie (Ancona) – Another important award for the work of Father Armando Pierucci in Jerusalem.

The Magnificat music school, which he directs and which was founded by him in order to provide a professional future for the youth of the Holy Land and to contribute to peace by bringing together people from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds, will be the site of a concert as part of the Adriatic Mediterranean Festival. The Festival is supported by the Marche Region, Ancona Province and the municipality of Ancona, as well as by numerous foundations and institutions, including Premio Vallesina.

The inauguration of the Festival, which consists of 100 events with the participation of 200 artists, will feature the choir from Father Armando’s music school. In Jerusalem on 29 May the Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the “Stabat Mater” and other sacred music of the three monotheistic religions, accompanied by the voices of the Magnificat choir. The “Adriatic Mediterranean Prize” will conclude in the autumn in Ancona with the award to Father Armando of the Festival Prize for his involvement in encouraging coexistence and the promotion of different cultures.

During the presentation of the Festival project, which took place in Regione, the president of Ancona Province, Patrizia Casagrande, had emphasized the importance of Father Armando’s work in favor of peace and in support of cultural and professional growth for the youth of Jerusalem, and had expressed her satisfaction with the awards that have been arriving from various parts for Father Pierucci, himself a native of Moie. Ancona Province has supported on a number of occasions initiatives carried out by the Magnificat and promoted by Premio Vallesina.