XXI Festival of Sacred Art Madrid

Of the 28 February to 11 April 2011

With this new edition of the Sacred Art Festival, organized by the Vice Presidency and Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Community of Madrid, begins a third decade of its activity, which represents a clear sign of its consolidation and the great acceptance and interest that, year after year, awaken your programming among all kinds of public.
As it's usual, this XXI edition includes music shows, dance, theater and cinema that will take place in several municipalities: The Cabrera, Torremocha from Jarama, Aranjuez, Getafe, Alcalá de Henares, Saint Sebastian of the kings, Torrejon de Ardoz and Tres Cantos, in various scenic spaces such as the Sierra Norte de La Cabrera Regional Humanities Center and the Paco Rabal Cultural Center and the Canal Theaters, from Madrid.
In the musical field, the Festival will carry out several commemorations. On the one hand, he 400 Anniversary of the death of Tomás Luis de Victoria, master of polyphony, of which various works will be offered, among which stands out his Passion according to Saint Matthew. For another, the Bicentenary of the birth of Franz Liszt, with two monographic concerts around his immense piano work and the premiere in Spain of his magnificent Requiem in its original version. Y, through the absolute premiere of his work Soledad Sonora, Custom Madrid, will also be held 80 composer Manuel Angulo's birthday.
Among the musicological recoveries that this Festival has to its credit, the opening of this edition will be dedicated to the composer Ramón Garay, who lived through the years of our War of Independence.
Likewise, the program includes several foreign formations that will offer songs from the Greek Orthodox liturgy, Persian mystical dance and ancestral rituals of the Mandinka culture of Guinea.
By last, As a novelty of this edition, it should be noted that in the Sanctuary Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help an organ will be used that has just been restored thanks to the Plan for the Recovery of Historical Organs financed by the Government of the Community of Madrid. With this, there are already six organs that have been restored thanks to this Plan.