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Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 19:30

In Celebration of Matteo Ricci: Choral Concert and Readings

In collaboration with The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies

Embassy of Mexico
Moxige Dashiguan
5 Sanlitun Dong Wu Jie
BIS events are open to foreign passport holders only.
All BIS events are off-the-record.  Photography, filming and recording are not permitted.
Membership desk open 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm choral concert and readings,
no reservations necessary.
For inquiries on the day of the event, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, please call 137 1767 2167.


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.