reliable records about the existence of a choir in
Fano Cathedral date back to 1423: since then until
XXth century, the Cathedral has had a constant presence
of this musical instituion, which has taken care of
musical service in city liturgies. Famous musicians
were appointed as Director of Music, like Lodovico
Grossi da Viadana, Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani, Vincenzo
Rastelli, Giuseppe Ripini and Igino Tonelli, who was
born in Fano. Very important was the role of Cathedral's
choir during the cecilian reform of sacred music,
wanted by Pope Pio X in 1903.
According the tradition, the choir sings today during
solemn liturgies in the Cathedral and in other churches
of the city.
The choir sings regularly every Sunday during Mass
at 11.00 a.m.
The choir is also present every time the Bishop of
Fano celebrates in the Cathedral on solemn days, or
in particular occasions.
In major solemnities the choristers sing with adult
singers during the Mass at 11.00 a.m.
Masses on Saturdays at 6.00 p.m. and on Sundays at
5.30 p.m. are sung by a guide singer with the organist.
Throughout the year, a series of concerts take place
in the Cathedral, especially on major feasts (Christmas,
Easter), when the choir sings music of various genre
and style connected with liturgical context.
The choir is often requested to sing during important
and solemn occasion, concerts and festival in other
Every July, the Cathedral choir organizes a choir
festival wich is named "I Suoni e la Parola"
(Sounds and the Word).
From several years there's a partnership between Cathedral's
choir and the Diocesan Institue of Sacred Music for
which the choir sings as a workshop choir for students
of choral conducting.
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