Saturday, November 17, 2012

Santa Cecilia – coming up

There are several important concerts that the Society Union Musical Bigastro perform each year in the town; the Christmas concert, the concert for Father’s Day in March, the concert for Corpus Christi in June, the concert for San Joaquin in August and finally the concert for Santa Cecilia in November. Of course they perform other concerts as well and take part in many parades during the year.

The Santa Cecilia concert celebrates the patron saint of musicians. It is also the time when the band welcomes its new members.

santa cecilia 2 The important dates here are the 22nd of November when the Junior Band will parade from the Auditorium to the church and will then perform during solemn mass.

On the 23rd the band will again parade the streets, this time calling at the houses of the new musicians to pick them up.

The 24th is the day of the concert to honour Santa Cecilia. On this occasion the concert will be dedicated to Don Manuel Moya Pomares who was a musician in the band, was then its director and also composed music for the band to play.
santa cecilia 1 On Sunday 25th November the main band will parade around the streets and attend a special mass for Santa Cecilia. After the mass, the band will once again parade the streets back to the Auditorium.

Further dates for your diary- the Christmas concert this year will be on the 29th December. In January, the band will take part in the local phase for the competition for bands from the Vega Baja-Baix Vinalopo that will take place next June.

PS Note to my neighbour Pepe who is President of the band – thank you for including many of my photos in the program for this year.

I will be there with my camera in hand to capture the parade by the Junior Band on Thursday 22nd, the concert on the 24th and the parade and mass on the 25th.

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