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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PRAYING WITH MOZART ON THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE TSUNAMI IN JAPAN


Vatican City, 11 March 2014 (VIS) – The concert “Mozart's Requiem for Japan from the Vatican” will be held today in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls to commemorate the third anniversary of the earthquake that occurred in Japan on 11 March 2011. This initiative, organised with the patronage of the Japanese embassy to the Holy See, is intended to raise prayers for the victims of the tsunami and the earthquake that afflicted Japan in 2011.

The Gioacchino Rossini Symphony Orchestra of Pesaro and the San Carlo choir from the same city, conducted by the maestro Daniele Agiman, will perform Mozart's Requiem at 8 p.m. Entry to the concert is free and open to all those who wish to participate in this act of remembrance for this tragic event which cost the lives of over fifteen thousand people, caused fifty thousand casualties and left four thousand missing.


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