Rose Ensemble - Il Poverello: The Life and Legacy of St. Francis of Assisi

October 5, 2017 | 7:30 PM - Bramblett Chamber Series

Ticket Prices: $22.50 - Final event in the special Young Auditorium series: A Summit of Faith - The Saint and the Sultan  

The Rose Ensemble creates musical performances and educational programs that connect audiences to compelling stories of human history, culture, and spirituality from around the world. In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Il Poverello explores the life and deeds of the religious icon with hymns, dances, and motets, as well as early Italian-language spiritual songs and light-hearted readings about or written by St. Francis himself.

A Summit of Faith - The Saint and the Sultan - Additional Program Details

Monday, October 2 - Thursday, October 5, 2017

This program is dedicated to the little known episode in Francis of Assisi's life that exemplified his calling to peace and all good, "pace bene." Paul Moses' book The Saint and the Sultan helps us understand what was happening historically, and in Francis' life, that brought him face to face with the Islamic leader Malik al-Kamil. The film The Sultan and the Saint offers a Muslim perspective of the same historical moment. The panel discussion will explore the issues facing Christian and Muslim cultures in a divided world then and now. Experience the violent Christian-Muslim conflict better known as the Crusades through this moment of grace in which peace was truly considered. We invite you to join us for all or any of the events that comprise A Summit of Faith, which culminates in a musical journey Il Poverello: The Life and Legacy of St. Francis of Assisi performed by The Rose Ensemble.