I had not much time to write in our blog and I do not want any visitor who will feel that there is nothing else to say. 2019 had been running fast since it started right after Christmas with some inspection trips through Spain and Portugal as always, then some trips to music trade shows and conferences in the U.S and then the concert season that this year started in early March. We did for first time a performance ensemble who played world music from Texas which came with a string orchestra and a drum section who performed two concerts in Andalusia, one in Salamanca and the final one in Madrid. Over 2000 people attended to their four concerts and people enjoyed their music a lot.
We had the privilege again to collaborate with Witte Travel and with the UNiversity of Northern Iowa, its Concert Choir and with John Len Wiles. Every time John visted us in Spain he brought a unique repertoire that include works of Shaina Taub. John Work, Carl Heinrich Graun, Paul Christiansen, Brahms, Jacob Neverud or the basque composers Javier Busto or Josu Elberdin. The light the choir brought to all audiences during their concerts was memorable.
May was a choral month, where we had the priviledge to tour with the Viterbo University and the Nebraska Wesleyan Choirs. Viterbo performed in Lisbon, Seville, Granada and Madrid.
The Nebraska Wesleyan Choir under the direction of Dr. Willian Wyman performed in Barcelona,Valencia, Guadix, Granada and Malaga. An intense week of concerts and music following the Mediterranean coast
The second part of this calendar will start in less than two weeks. We are proud to say that for first time, the Handbell Ringers International, an international association and choir created by different musicians/members from different nations, chose Spain for their concert tour and will be touring for the first time. There is a big expectation as this will be probably the first time that a handbell choir of this characteristics had come to Spain to perform. Among the concerts that they will play is the concert at the Cathedral of Burgos that it is celebrating its VIII centenary anniversary.
We promisse to be back soon with lots of musical news and updates for the next IVth edition of Pueblos Blancos Music Festival down in Malaga mountains this summer