On December 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., for the benefit of the “Corona de Caridad”
Valencia, Monday 26. 12. 22
The Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados will host on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 December two separate christmas concerts, at 7:30 p.m. both days, organized by the international association of faithful of pontifical right Heralds of the Gospel.
The recitals “are free admission and the donations that are collected will go to the Crown of Charity of the Centenary of the Coronation of the Virgen de los Desamparados, to support the different solidarity projects of the Basilica”, they indicate from the Valencian delegation of Heralds of the Gospel.
In addition, “all the people who attend the concerts and wish may contribute their donation in the Basilica and also all those who cannot attend and wish can collaborate with the Crown of Charity through the Bizum of the Basilica, at number 01211, previously selecting the option ‘Donate to NGO’”, they highlight.
The concerts organized by the Heralds of the Gospel “they are musical tributes to the Child Jesus” that are part of a tour of different Spanish cities “although in the case of Valencia, we have prepared a special repertoire, with popular Christmas carols and other classics and, exceptionally, the Coronation Hymn, as a tribute to the Virgen de los Desamparados on the Centenary of her Coronation”, they point out.
They will also sing at the mass of the Holy Innocents
The choir that will sing in both concerts will be made up of “some 25 voices, nine of them from Valencia and the rest, from the national choir of the Heralds, with brothers of the first order from various countries, all of them directed by Reverend Michael Carlson EP, member of the association of faithful”.
This year “two concerts have been programmed, with the same repertoire on both days, in order to accommodate the large audience that we hope to have, since last year the recital took place in the Cathedral of Valencia and was completely filled with friends and followers of the Heralds in the Valentina Archdiocese”.
In addition to the two concerts, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. both on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28, the choir of the Heralds will also accompany the mass that will be celebrated in the Basilica of the Virgin on the 28th, at 6:30 p.m., on the feast of the Holy Innocents.
The international association of faithful of pontifical right Heralds of the Gospel has the purpose of “evangelizing and attracting the Church through beauty”. The entity, present in 75 countries and in several Spanish dioceses, has carried out pastoral and evangelization work in Valencia for more than 30 years. The Eucharist, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Chair of Saint Peter are the three pillars of his spirituality.
In the diocese of Valencia, its most well-known activity is “the reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that is celebrated in the Royal Parish of San Miguel and San Sebastián in Valencia on the first Saturday of the month at 11 am.” The Heralds of the Gospel have their headquarters Regina Cordium in the Torrentino urbanization of Calicanto and celebrate the days with María on the third Sunday of the month in a program for families.
The Heralds of the Gospel offer two concerts in the Basilica