In collaboration with The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies
Jesuit missionary, scholar, cartographer, musician and scientist, Matteo Ricci (1552 - 1610) was the first European to enter the Forbidden City and the first foreigner to be buried in Beijing. Before the 20th century, the West owed most of its knowledge of China to this remarkable man.
On the 400th anniversary of his death, BIS is pleased to present a special evening of music composed in memory of Ricci by Luca Uggias, SJ and performed by the North Cathedral Sacred Music Choir, as well as readings from Ricci´s letters.
We look forward to welcoming you at what will be our last event before the summer break.