Concert With the Poor and for the Poor

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Third World Day of the Poor

Concert With the Poor and for the Poor

Third Edition

with the Academy Award Nicola Piovani in Paul VI HALL(Vatican City)


Maestro Nicola Piovani will direct the Orchestra Italiana del Cinema in the Third Edition of the Concert “With the Poor and for the Poor”, Saturday 9 November at 06:00 pm in the Paul VI Hall together with, as in the first two editions, Mons. Marco Frisina and the Choir of the Diocese of Rome.

The first two editions of the Concerto, in 2015 and in 2016, were respectively directed by Maestro Daniel Oren and the Academy Award Ennio Morricone

This year, Maestro Piovani will perform some excerpts from Roberto Benigni's films "La vita è bella" - for which in 1999 he won the Oscar Award for Best Soundtrack - and "Pinocchio". Mons. Frisina will propose, instead, two Suites that play the themes taken from his own soundtracks of famous television movies inspired by the greatest figures of Popes and Saints.

The event, as usual, is aimed at offering an evening of music and spiritual reflection and inclusion to around 7,000 people who will want to participate for free and, above all, to welcome in the first two sectors of the Paul VI Hall, in the places of honor, the poorest and most needy brothers: families in need, elderly, homeless and the many people in fragile situations and insecurity, who would not normally be able to live this experience

Following the instructions of Pope Francis, the objective of the Concert is, like every year, to put even more significantly our most needy brothers at the center, to whom the places of honor of the Paul VI Hall will be reserved to give them a spark of hope through the universal and exciting language of musical art.

The event, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization with the collaboration of the Nova Opera Association, is to be held at the opening of the 3rd World Day of the Poor with the theme “the hope of the poor will never be disappointed”.

Numerous are the Charities and Associations which collaborate to the realization of the event and who will be present in the Paul VI Hall together with their assisted people, such as: the Grand Priory of Rome and the Rome Delegation of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the Caritas Diocesan of Rome, the Community of Sant'Egidio, the Astalli Centre for Refugees, Sisters of Mother Teresa, the ACLI in Rome, the New Horizons Community, the Vincentian Missionaries, the Pope John XXIII Community Association and several other parishes and religious institutes

In addition, and as another concrete gesture of solidarity, at the end of the Concert, volunteers will distribute a meal to all the poor in the HALL.

All those who wish to participate in the Concert can book free admission tickets as from October 21st, and until all available seats are exhausted, by filling out the appropriate form on the following website: