June 9, 2021

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Medieval music comes to San Juan del Hospital

Medieval music comes to San Juan del Hospital

VALÈNCIA (EP). The Music, History and Art Festival (MHA) will offer the first edition of its cycle Medieval Music in San Juan del Hospital with three concerts by Ensemble Organum, with the program The roads of Santiago; Chapel of Ministers with Peregrinatio Y Maria Jonas & Carles Magraner with The grail.

The cycle It will be held on June 17, 18 and 19. It will begin with the Ensemble Organum concert, conducted by Marcel Peres, which will illustrate the different music that led the liturgical act when the roads to Compostela were established at the beginning of the second millennium, as explained by the organization in a statement.

For its part, Capella de Ministrers will chronicle a medieval journey with a program that captures the cultural richness of this territory through the globalizing language of music.

Maria Jonas & Carles Magraner will propose a journey around music and literature linked to the Holy Grail to connect the public with the true meaning of this relic that experts place in Valencia.

The performances will be preceded by a presentation of the concert and a talk with the French composer, organist and choral director Marcel Peres, the violagambist, musicologist and director of the Valencian formation Capella de Ministrers, Carles Magraner, and the German singer Maria Jonas, who will share with the public their musical work and the details of the repertoire of the Middle Ages that they will later address in the performance.

The musical event, organized by the Comes Cultural Association, brings together prestigious groups and performers in an emblematic space of the city and a privileged architectural environment.

The San Juan del Hospital historical complex houses the oldest church in Valencia, the first to be built in the city after the Reconquest on a territory ceded by King Jaume I.

The cycle Medieval Music in San Juan del Hospital has the collaboration of the Generalitat Valenciana, Institut Valencià de Cultura (IVC), Palau de la Música, Turisme Comunitat Valenciana, Diputació de València, Red Europea de Música Antigua (REMA), Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y la Música (INAEM ), Valencia City Council, the Office of the Vice President for Culture of the University of Valencia and the CdM Cultural Foundation.