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More about the venues of VOX LUCENSIS 2020

Vox Lucensis - Concorso Corale Internazionale

­­­VOX LUCENSIS 2020 promises to be a fantastic event with competitions, concerts, workshops - well, in one word, “a-lot-of-music” in every corner of this fabulous town!

On Saturday, April 4 Lucca will welcome all participants in the charming Piazza San Michele with the colorful choir parade following by the opening concert in the cathedral of the town, the superb Duomo di San Martino.

Here a few details about some of our festival’s venues:

Cattedrale di San Martino – Dedicated to San Martino, is the oldest cathedral in Tuscany and, according to tradition, was founded in the sixth century by San Frediano Vescovo. The façade is the oldest part that remained authentically Romanesque. The interior is imposing and presents a mixture of elements of Gothic and Romanesque art.

Auditorium San Romano – Located in the heart of the historic center of the town, it has recently been realized through an important restoration and functional recovery of the former Church of San Romano annexed to the homonymous convent of the Dominican fathers, transformed during the seventeenth century in Baroque style.

Auditorium del Suffragio – The Church of Suffragio is among the few churches built in Lucca ex novo during the seventeenth century. Erected in 1634, on the site of the burial of the dead of the plague of 1630, it is the only intervention carried out in Italy by Francesco Buonamici. The Suffrage Auditorium belongs now to the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "Luigi Boccherini", founded in 1842 and classified as State Conservatories in 1924.

Chiesa di San Paolino – Built in the first half of the 16th century by Baccio da Montelupo, it was dedicated to the first bishop of Lucca. This renowned church houses numerous valuable works such as paintings, wooden sculptures and frescoes. On the street outside the church, three meters depths, the Roman pavement of the decumanus has been found.

Would you like more details? Please visit the event’s page for more information - registration for Vox Lucensis 2020 ends on November 11!