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Concierto en San Martín de Castañeda

Concierto en San Martín de Castañeda


As in other churches, the Atlantic Romanesque Plan’s intervention in the church of San Martín in San Martín de Castañeda, Zamora did not come to an end with the conditioning and transformation of the sacristy into a chapel adapted to the faithful’s necessities and usage.

The work on the Plan’s team and managers continues and is focused in making the temple a center and reference for cultural dynamization. Having this in mind, the first concert happened last year, by the Dulsica group, and next sunday, the 30th of August, the church will once again be filled with the chords and voices of the Grupo de Música Antigua de la Universidad de Valladolid, directed by the doctorate in Musical History and Sciences and Musical Education Professor, Ignacio Nieto Miguel.

In the footprints of Santa Teresa

The recital, organized thanks to the collaboration of the commission for the town’s festivities and the Asociación Sanabria Natural, shall begin at 20h30. The group will perform nine pieces by authors such as Tomás Luis de Victoria, Cristóbal de Morales, Juan Navarro, Francisco Guerrero or Sebastián de Vivanco amongst others. Unparalleled pieces, religious in their majority, that make up the musical project “Camino al Cielo. Tras las huellas de Santa Teresa de Jesús” (Path to heaven. Through the footprints of Santa Teresa de Jesús), which takes the audience back to the XVI century.

To perform the pieces and give color to the lyrics, we can count on the voices of the sopranos Beatriz Valbuena and Verónica Rioja, the countertenors Leire Sánchez, Norma Rodríguez and Beatriz Pérez, the tenors Juan Pedro Lozano, Javier Sanz, and Gregorio Casado and the basses, Javier Frontela, Jorge Bombín, and Ignacio Nieto.

Grupo de Música Antigua de la Universidad de Valladolid

The Grupo de Música Antigua de la Universidad de Valladolid [Ancient Music Group of the University of Valladolid], sponsored by the Santander Bank, was founded in 1999 with the goal of performing hispanoamerican music from the renaissance and baroque. Through these years, the group has performed in the main cathedrals in Castilla y León, Gijón, Toledo and Madrid, as well as in Rome or in the main theater of Palencia, where they performed the theatrical concert “La Barca del Infierno”, playwright by Alberto Conejero and under the scenic direction of Ruth Rivera and Jaime Rodríguez, an original scenic-musical proposal that aims at joining the public with the rich Spanish heritage through a multidisciplinar format.

In the last years the group has taken performance workshop with the british director Peter Phillips as well as with the prestigious groups of The Hilliard Ensemble and the New York Polyphony. It has also collaborated with the saxophonist and clarinetist David Romero Pascual, in a musical proposal that joins ancient music and jazz improvisation.

Atlantic Romanesque

Is a trans-border collaboration project for the conservation of cultural heritage, in which the unta de Castilla y León, the Fundación Iberdrola España, the Secretaría de Estado de Cultura de Portugal and the Fundación Santa María la Real del Patrimonio Histórico participate, as well as the dioceses of Zamora, Astorga, Salamanca y Ciudad Rodrigo.

IMAGE: Concert performed in 2014, by Dulsica.

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