UNIVERSITY OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS CHOIR SET FOR UK VISIT
On Saturday 3 November at 19:30, the esteemed University of the Balearic Islands Choir (Coral Universitaria de las Islas Baleares) will perform in London at St. Michael and All Angles church (Bath Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1TT), showcasing an important element of the Balearic Islands' cultural offering.
Founded 42 years ago by choir director Joan Company as well as a group made up of university students and professors, the choir has become an important part of the music and culture of the Balearic Islands and has helped to put the Balearic Island archipelago on the map as a cultural destination through performances around the world.
At St. Michaels and All Angels church on 3 November, visitors will have the opportunity to experience music from the medieval era all the way up until the 21st century. The event will feature hymns such as the famous Cant de la Sibil.la (Song of the Sybil) a Gregorian chant declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and Mariam matrem from “Llibre Vermell de Montserrat” (Red Book of Montserrat), a manuscript collection of devotional texts that dates back to the 14th century.
Admission to the University of the Balearic Islands Choir is free and gives guests a unique opportunity to witness one of the most awe-inspiring choirs in Europe.
UNIVERSITY OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS CHOIR: From medieval music to music from the 21st century
Place: St. Michael and All Angels church, Bath Road, London W4 1TT
Date: Saturday 3 November 2018
The following evening, the choir will perform at the British Guild of Travel Writers annual gala dinner in front of an audience of 300 travel writers as well as the wider travel industry. Taking place on the eve of World Travel Market, the UK's largest B2B travel conference, this performance will showcase the cultural side of the Balearic Islands at a more authentic and quiet time of year; a key objective for the Balearic Islands tourist board.
The choir performances have been supported by the Balearic Islands Tourist Agency (Agencia de Estrategia Turística de las Islas Baleares (AETIB)), as part of their strategy to increase the awareness of the cultural proposition in Mallorca and the other Balearic Islands (Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera).
For more information on the University of the Balearic Islands Choir, please visit www.coraluib.com
For more information on the Balearic Islands as a holiday destination, please visit www.illesbalears.travel/en/baleares/
For more information on Spain as a holiday destination, please visit www.spain.info
The Spanish Tourist Office in London is represented by LOTUS (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 0207 953 7470).