Phos Hilaròn - Cultural review

To all the friends who wish to enjoy an opportunity for meeting, listening and conviviality between music and speech.

“Joyful Light” is the beginning of an ancient hymn of the Greek Church that was traditionally sung at sunset when lamps were lit in the evening. Hospice Casa Madonna dell’Uliveto does the same to offer friends the opportunity of meeting and listening to music and words.

Since autumn 2002, in collaboration with the Institute of Music and Liturgy of Reggio Emilia, Hospice Casa Madonna dell’Uliveto has offered a wide cultural program of concerts, theatre performances and meetings.

Music of the past as well as contemporary music; holy music, every kind of music that implicitly gives a voice to our spirit and let it speak; words; words from poetry, from the Bible and the great religious traditions (thanks to the collaboration of ReGiò Theatre, L’Attesa Teatro and others); and the dialogue with friends and among friends….On the green hills of Reggio Emilia the old church of S. Maria dell’Oliveto opens its doors to Hospice patients and their families; to the many friends and supporters of the Hospice; to anyone wishing to spend a day in meditation helped by the beauty of the place and a friendly atmosphere.