At 6.15 pm, inside the Cathedral, there will be an intense concert by the Sedbergh School Choir, an English educational institution founded in 1525, based in Sedbergh, Cumbria, north-west of the United Kingdom. The formation, consisting of 35 choristers, for the occasion, will be directed by John Seymour; Peter Noke will play the Great Organ of the Duomo.
The concert features music from the musical tradition of the Church of England and in particular: I was Glad by Parry, And I san a New Heaven by Bainton, What is Man by Seymour, I will lift up mine eyes by Seymour, Cantate Domino by Pitoni, Abendlied by Rhineberger, Crucifxus by Lotti, Locus Iste by Bruckner, If Ye Love Me by Tallis, Nunc Dimittis by Burgon and Blessed Be the God And Father by Wesley. Among the proposals, there are also pieces from the English organ tradition and for trumpet and organ.
Music has a central role at Sedbergh. More than half of the pupil body are involved in regular rehearsals for one or more of our twenty-two choirs and ensembles, which include the Chapel Choir, the Symphony Orchestra, the Concert Band, the Swing Band, the Soul Band as well as a host of chamber groups.
The concert, lasting approximately 45 minutes, is free to enter from the facade of the Duomo, with access from the door reserved for the Christian Prayer Area (far north door, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele side) starting at 5.45 pm, with reservations required starting from Monday 4th July from this page, subject to availability.
A unique - and rare - opportunity to listen to a great choir of the musical tradition of excellence of the English colleges.
AT 8.30 PM, FOR THE EVENING OPENING OF THE TERRACES, SPECIAL GUEST ALESSANDRO MARTIRE: A PIANO RETURNS TO THE ROOFTOPS OF THE CATHEDRAL
The musical appointments continue with the evening opening of the Terraces of the Duomo.
On Thursday 7 July, in fact, at about 8.30 pm, it will be the turn of the pianist and composer Alessandro Martire: for the occasion, in fact, an extraordinary piano will be brought to the Terraces, to kick off an evocative musical moment to accompany the visit, with music composed by the same maestro Martire. The young composer will perform with his iconic personal piano "Waves", a unique example of a piano, designed by Alessandro Martire himself.
Until July 28, in fact, every Thursday, in the season when the colors of the sunset enchant the Candoglia marble, visitors to the Duomo can enjoy the opportunity to go up to the Terraces, with a lift (starting from € 15, 00 / 7.00) until 10 pm (the last ascent is scheduled at 8.45 pm).
An experience to do at least once in a lifetime to discover suggestive views and perspectives towards the city, in safety and in compliance with all health regulations in force, with the possibility of admiring the 135 spiers, the ornaments, the statuary, at sunset, the Madonnina and all those architectural preciousness from the Milan Duomo.
Alessandro Martire is a young Italian pianist and composer, born in Como on 12 July 1992. Graduated in International Science and Politics at the University of Milan, he wrote his first piano compositions at the age of 15, demonstrating a growing interest in contemporary classical music innervated by elements derived from pop, minimalist and crossover music, achieving a very personal style.
Martire, ambassador of made in Italy in the world, thus adds another piece to the collection of successes and experiences that have seen him protagonist together with his music and his ideas around the globe and in the most evocative locations: from his performances on the platform on Lake Como (Floating Moving Concert), to sold out tours around the world, up to the video presentation of the logo of the Milan Cortina 2026 Olympic Games.
N.B. In case of rain, the musical event on 7 July on the Terraces of the Duomo will be canceled.
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