AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS is a most unique concept, which can be staged in any country.
From the Italian Cathedral San Cataldo it moves into the hearts of people all over the world, as over 3000 Ave Maria compositions composed since year 431 A.C. are found and becoming a part of the vast and unique music project.
Everyone can join as artists or as audience to the worlds most wonderful compositions by the finest composers of all times.
You are invited to assist us performing 3000 unique Ave Maria songs world wide. Create an Ave Maria Concert
with minimum 7 Ave Maria compositions at your local church for this next Christmas or Easter.
ITALIAN PRESS / STAMPA: "AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVAL - UN SUCCESSO
DI ARTISTI E DI PUBBLICO NELLE SUGGESTIVA CHIESA MATRICE".
The Ave Maria Concert Festival was introduced as a grass root event to grow for everyone who wish to join.
Music lovers are welcome to sing the world's most beautiful music composed in honour of Maria, the Mother of Jesus Christ.
Pope Benedict XVI comes from a country where protestants and catholics have lived side by side for the past 500 years, and the 3000 Ave Maria songs are composed by composers from both catholisism and protestantism.
The first Ave Maria Concert Festivals attempt to encourage you, people from all over the world, to form groups of singers in your own area, your own country, and sing some of the worlds most beautiful music.
Please create choirs and ensembles. And then join us as we fill Italy's magnificent cathedrals and historic places with the sound of voices hailing Maria. Such magnificant and Sacred Music as "Ave Maria" by Schubert (1825), and "Ave Maria" by Gounod (1858).
Return to these pages of AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS NET and await more guidelines on how we shall meet.
Andrea Bocelli in Concert. Ave Maria by Schubert is on the repertoire.
Unlike citizenship of other states, which is based either on jus sanguinis (birth from a citizen, even outside the state's territory) or on jus soli (birth within the territory of the state), citizenship of Vatican City is granted jus officii, namely on the grounds of appointment to work in a certain capacity in the service of the Holy See. It usually ceases upon cessation of the appointment. Citizenship is extended also to the spouse, parents and descendants of a citizen, provided they are living with the person who is a citizen. The Holy See, not being a country, issues only diplomatic and service passports, whereas Vatican City issues normal passports for its citizens.
Anyone who loses Vatican citizenship and does not possess other citizenship automatically becomes an Italian citizen as provided in the Lateran Treaty.
As of 31 December 2005, there were, apart from the Pope himself, 557 people with Vatican citizenship, while there were 246 residents in the state who did not have its citizenship.
Of the 557 citizens, 74% were clergy:
58 cardinals, resident in Rome, mostly outside the Vatican;
293 clergy, members of the Holy See's diplomatic missions, resident in other countries, and forming well over half the total of the citizens;
62 other clergy, working but not necessarily living in the Vatican.
The 101 members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard constituted 18% of the total, and there were only 55 other lay persons with Vatican citizenship.
On 22 February 2011, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated a new "Law concerning citizenship, residency and access" to Vatican City, which became effective on 1 March. It replaced the 1929 "Law concerning citizenship and residence". There are 16 articles in the new law, whereas the old law had 33 articles. It updated the old law by incorporating changes made after 1929, such as the 1940 granting of Vatican City citizenship, durante munere, to the members of the Holy See's diplomatic service. It also created a new category, that of official Vatican "residents", i.e., people living in Vatican City; these are not necessarily Vatican citizens.
On 1 March 2011, only 220 of the over 800 people living in Vatican City were citizens. There was a total of 572 Vatican citizens, of whom 352 were not residents, mainly apostolic nuncios and diplomatic staff.
As of 2013, there were about 30 female citizens.
CONCERTS IN ITALY
OVER 3000 DIFFERENT COMPOSERS & COMPOSITIONS
Join our artists and perform in Italy!
Join as a tourist and listen to "unlimited" songs and compositions!
INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTISTS
SACRED ARIAS PROGRAM
CATHEDRAL CONCERTS * OPEN AIR CONCERTS
AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVAL - A VERY SPECTACULAR MUSIC EVENT
1. Gabriel Faure (1845-1924).
2. Jaques Arcadelt (1504-1568).
3. Benna Moe (1897-1983).
4. Percy B. Kahn (1880-1966)
5. Franz Liszt.
6. F. Schubert (1797-1828).
7. Charles Gounod (1818-1893).
8. N. Skipper.
9. Giulio Caccini.
10. V. Vavilov 1925-1973).
11. H. Gyldmark.
12. Sarda Trad.
13. Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842).
14. J. Brahms (1833-1897).
15. P. Mascagni (1863-1945).
16. Saint-Saens (1835-1921).
17. Cesar Franck.
19. B. Somma.
22. Rossini (1792-1868).
23. Mouton (1459-1592).
25. Robert Stolz.
The First Concert in Ave Maria Concert Festival was staged at Cathedral San Cataldo, The Ancient City of Taranto