Monday, February 18, 2013

Confirmed Venue: St. Mark's Basilica, Venice

On Saturday, April 6, the San Marino Chamber Choir will be the featured guest choir for the prominent Saturday Mass at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. 
St. Mark's is a cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice and one of the most famous of the city's churches. 
The Basilica dates back to 828 when it was first a temporary building in the Doge's Palace when Venetian merchants stole the supposed relics of Mark the Evangelist from Alexandria. It was replaced with its own building on the present site in 832. 
This monument was made unique by a combination of wealth of history and striking facade and interior, marked by a Byzantine character. Over the centuries, the Venetians embellished the Basilica with precious objects and works of art, creating a grand, compact monument in Venice. The famous Mosaics in the interior illustrate St. Marco's tales, as well as scenes from the Old and New Testaments. 

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