Sounds in the Silence at Museo San Marco, Florence

Sounds in the Silence at Museo San Marco, Florence

In conjunction with the Dominican Jubilee 800 celebrations, Museo San Marco, Florence has kindly agreed to host members of the Dominican Family, to sing selected Dominican chants in the presence of original artworks of Beato Angelico in various locations of the museum (the Cloister, Chapter Room, Old Refectory, and Upper Corridor). The invitation is open to all members of the Dominican family; friars, nuns, sisters and laity.

If you are planning a visit to Italy, or a pilgrimage to the tomb of our Founder Saint Dominic in Bologna during the Jubilee Year, then why not also consider coming to Florence to engage first-hand with Beato Angelico’s original artworks and enhance the experience by singing hymns, antiphons and responsories from the Dominican Liturgical Repertory, many of whose texts are incorporated into Angelico’s paintings.

On February 20, 2015 at 16.00, ‘Sounds in the Silence’ will be inaugurated at Museo San Marco in Florence, with lectures by Fr. Michael Dunleavy, OP, and Dott.ssa Magnolia Scudieri, Director of the Museum. A Schola Cantorum will perform selected chants from the Dominican Repertory. The evening will conclude with a tour of the upper Dormitory and the recently restored Chapter Room.

Booking for this event, which is limited to 100 people can be made through the museum’s website:; or by telephone, 0039 055 23 88 608.

For further information or clarification please contact:

Fr. Michael Dunleavy, OP
Piazza S. Domenico, 4
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole, (FI)
Italia; Tel: 0039 055 5979127
(19 February 2015)