Monday, 3 March 2008

Concert by Escolanía del Misterio de Elche, in Calpe

Go to the “Merced” parish church in Calpe. The children's choir of the Elche Mystery Play (Escolanía del Misterio de Elche). The mystery play is a tradition dating back to the 15th century and is performed over several days each August, in the city's cathedral. Elche is a town south of Alicante, famous also for its 200,000 palm trees. The choir had brought with them a supply of palm fronds for the church's Palm Sunday celebrations which are not far off now. The parish priest apparently had sung with choir before as he joined the choir in one of the songs from the mystery play. The church, near to the new Mercadona supermarket and the better known camping site of the same name, is quite new (2007) and serves the rapidly growing Playa de Levante and Benissa.

The choir in the church

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